Personal Aspects of Aging in Community

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Karen Metzguer, Executive Director and Nurse Awarded Certificate of Appreciation

The Fearrington Cares Board of Directors awarded Karen Metzguer a formal Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of her outstanding and remarkably dedicated service to Fearrington Cares and the many village residents served by Fearrington Cares and our several hundred dedicated volunteers.

Karen has been a practicing nurse continuously since 1976 and is a retired Professor of Pediatrics, UNC School of Medicine, who spent 35 years working in infant mortality reduction at the local, state and national level. She worked as a Red Cross Disaster Nurse from 1995-2002 and assisted in emergency operations across NC, in VA, PA and at the Pentagon, September 11, 2001. She is also experienced as a Hospice Nurse, a Geriatric Care Manager and is currently the Nurse and Executive Director of Fearrington Cares.

This award was presented to Karen at the May 13, 2019 meeting of the Board of Directors and coincided with the recent 2019 Annual National Nurses Week sponsored by the American Nurses Association (ANA).

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. The ANA theme this year is honoring America’s 4 million registered nurses and members of our nation’s most-trusted profession.

We hope you will join us in recognizing the invaluable contributions Karen adds daily to the lives of many Fearrington residents of all ages, as well as the contributions nurses in other communities and facilities make where they serve.

Thank you, Karen!

Karen Metzguer, Executive Director and Nurse Awarded Certificate of Appreciation 2019-05-15T21:12:45-04:00

Fearrington Cares Activities Day! Monday, May 20, 2019

#1 Free Swim Party 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Swim and Croquet Club

Fearrington Cares is collaborating with the Swim and Croquet Club to have a Fearrington Cares Day at the pool! Club membership is not necessary on this day! Put on your sunscreen and splash with your neighbors! Floating “noodles” are available for use while at the pool and a hot tub and toddler pool are also available. You can also play croquet, ping pong, horseshoes, shuffleboard, and cornhole. Bring your towel for the pool and please do not bring glass into the pool area.

#2 Free Medication Consultation 10:00 a.m. – noon at the Fearrington Cares Center

Have you ever wanted to discuss a medication or medication interactions with a pharmacist? Han Su, Chief Pharmacist at 501 Pharmacy in Chapel Hill, will be available for FREE curbside consultations. Please bring a complete list of all your medications; alternately, you can bring your bag of medicines.

#3 Free Skin Cancer Screening 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Fearrington Cares Center

The Dermatology and Laser Center of Chapel Hill is providing FREE skin cancer screenings by a dermatology-trained Physician Assistant, Leighanne McGill. If you have moles or spots that you are concerned about, this screening is for you!

Fearrington Cares Activities Day! Monday, May 20, 2019 2019-05-01T21:55:35-04:00

Older Workers, America’s Most Undervalued Asset

Older Workers, America’s Most Undervalued Asset

discussion has occurred here on TriplePundit, as our writers and guest commentators have been reminding readers about how this generation of workers generally seeks work-life balance, a job with purpose and a working environment in which they are assured their employers are giving back.


Comment by Lee Anne McClymont, Fellow, Southeast, USA at Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship & Leader of the Fearrington Elder Innovators pictured in slide #3 on the top of our homepage: “Elder Innovators are advancing the “design with, not for,” movement in the Triangle region of North Carolina. At the same time, we see where our elders are learning ways to onboard the start-up’s spaces in our region. Universities matter to us, too! NC State University School of Design, ID Program is keeping us on our feet as agile and adaptive learners and contributors. We are coalescing around design, but building a community of contributors and learners, unlike anything I have seen before, anywhere. Stay tuned.”

Older Workers, America’s Most Undervalued Asset 2019-03-08T00:23:48-04:00

A Service Provided FREE by Fearrington Cares Volunteers Along a Great Deal More!

Retirees are making friends – and money – with this new handyman service created by millennials

Last year, Gerstenzang co-founded Umbrella, a service that helps older adults stay in their homes by connecting them to a vetted group of mostly retired handy-people who help them with chores that can become more difficult with age. Umbrella’s part-time workforce ranges from age 25 to 72, while customers range from age 65 to 98.

A Service Provided FREE by Fearrington Cares Volunteers Along a Great Deal More! 2018-12-06T22:12:29-04:00

Fearrington Cares Elder Innovators of the Triangle Group Helping to Reimagine the Startup Culture

‘Experience fuels innovation:’ Elder Innovators aims to boost Triangle entrepreneurship | WRAL TechWire

DURHAM – In a popular post on Medium, Ryan Holmes, the founder and CEO of Hootsuite, raised a question about whether the entrepreneurial economy may inadvertently be ageist. A new group known as Elder Innovators is tackling that issue in the Triangle.

Fearrington Cares Elder Innovators of the Triangle Group Helping to Reimagine the Startup Culture 2018-10-04T10:00:51-04:00
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