Support Groups

At this time, some support groups are meeting in person at the Fearrington Cares (FC) Center, whereas others are available only on Zoom. If the group is meeting at the Center, please follow our COVID safety protocols.

If you would like to practice a Zoom connection, email info@fearringtoncares.org.


Alcoholics Anonymous

Mondays
10–11 am
FC Center

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is perhaps the most widely known program for overcoming an addiction or chemical dependency. For decades, AA meetings have helped countless men and women begin or continue their pursuit of lifelong recovery. These are closed meetings.


Parkinson’s Support Group

First and third Tuesdays
1:30 to 3:30 pm
FC Center

This group is open to anyone with Parkinson’s and to their families. Sign up for email updates with further details. Contact Jan Cope-Kasten at jcopekasten@gmail.com.

Brainiacs Memory Café

Wednesdays
10–11 am
FC Center

This group is open to anyone who has had a traumatic brain injury, stroke, or similar condition.  


Care Circle for Women

Wednesdays, September 14 and 28
9:30 to 11 am
FC Center

If your spouse or partner has died in the last few years, you may have found it difficult to get the support you need during this life-changing time. Join us for a six-week support group led by grief counselor Cheryl Pharr. Registration is required by calling the Center at 919-542-6877 or sending us an email.

Caregivers Support Group

First and third Wednesdays
1 to 2:30 pm
Zoom links to come from the instructor when you register

Being an effective caregiver requires kindness and selflessness, tolerance, resilience, and loyalty. But the demands of caregiving can sometimes make a 24-hour day seem like a 36-hour day. Those who provide care know that their task can be stressful and frustrating, perhaps putting them at risk for depression or other emotional or physical illnesses. This group offers participants an opportunity to share experiences, vent, find support and comfort, and learn about additional resources in Fearrington Village and the larger community. The group is co-facilitated by Karen and Fred Shectman. Email Karen Shectman to join and for Zoom information.

Living with Chronic Conditions

First and third Thursdays
1 to 2:30 pm
Click on this Zoom link to join

A number of resources address chronic pain, but few help with the emotional roller coaster of living with a chronic condition or illness. This group will help you find support and inspiration. The group will discuss the effects of chronic illness on identity and self-concept, how to communicate with others in ways that are healthy, and fears and aspirations for the future.

One-on-One Counseling

Individual one-hour sessions for short-term grief counseling may be arranged by scheduling an appointment with Karen Metzguer, RN, at the FC Center, 919-542-6877, who can schedule you with our Certified Grief Counselor and share other resources in the area.


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