Personal Aspects of Aging in Community

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How to Join a ZOOM Meeting

Joining a Meeting

In this article, we will discuss how to join an instant meeting through an email invite, an instant messaging invite, from the browser, from the Zoom desktop and mobile application, from a landline or mobile phone, and with a H.323 or SIP device.

How to Join a ZOOM Meeting 2020-04-15T15:26:48-04:00

IAmFine A Daily Call Service FREE for Those Self-Isolating Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Iamfine Daily call Service for those that live alone

Someone I care about now lives alone. I try and call them most days, but sometimes life gets in the way and it may be a while before we speak. I fear that something may happen to them without anyone knowing. This is not a replacement for my personal calls, but an extra layer of safety.

A national daily calling assurance service has waived all fees through April.  Currently, this is a FREE service for those who are self-isolating because of the CODID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Go on the website and use the code “APRIL2020” in the code field. (No fees, no credit card required).

IAmFine A Daily Call Service FREE for Those Self-Isolating Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic 2020-03-25T15:33:15-04:00

Fearrington Cares TEMPORARILY Closes the Center & Suspends Services

A Special Message from Karen Metzguer, Fearrington Cares RN & Executive Director Issued on March 17, 2020.

Following national and state guidelines, Fearrington Cares has temporarily closed the Center.  We are postponing our annual meeting and volunteer celebration, and, as of Tuesday, March 17, 2020 we are closed for the next month. We will re-evaluate this decision regularly; we will reopen when prudent and will inform you of the date.  We are suspending all services including personal transportation, handypersons, social visiting, and the walk-in clinic in addition to previously canceled group meetings.  We cannot put Volunteers and Villagers in close proximity at the same time as we are promoting social distancing. Fearrington Cares was established with the strength and generosity of volunteers and not designed to be an emergency service organization.

Our staff will be able to check messages and make calls remotely using the Fearrington Cares number, 919-542-6877.  I have never wanted to be more available to you than now. Don’t hesitate to phone. 

As long as we have volunteer drivers available, Fearrington Cares will pick up groceries that you order (and pay for) online. We will not go to a resident’s home, pick up cash or credit cards and shop for residents- the service is limited to picking up prepaid orders from Harris Teeter, Lowe’s, or Walmart. Request this service using our transportation extension on our voice mail after you have information about a pickup time (no same day or next day delivery service.)

If you need to borrow a piece of equipment, leave a message in our general mailbox and someone will deliver the equipment to you.  If you have borrowed a piece of equipment, please hold onto it until we re-open and do not leave equipment outside our door.

Please consider creating Care Circles to include a logical number of households, such as a Close, a street, a street segment, or even a group of friends.

  • Share emergency contacts.
  • Pick up supplies when possible for those in your Caring Circle.
  • Consider creating a phone tree with your Care Circle.
  • Find out who in your Care Circle does not have access to current information online and keep them informed.
  • Focus on what you need to know and do for the next 24-72 hours to stay healthy. Who can you call for a friendly conversation each day?
  • Remember to look at the Resources tab on the Fearrington Cares website for curated COVID-19 information, updated daily.

Remember that our staff will be able to check messages and make calls remotely using the Fearrington Cares number, 919-542-6877.  I have never wanted to be more available to you than now. Don’t hesitate to phone. 

Fearrington Cares TEMPORARILY Closes the Center & Suspends Services 2020-03-20T11:52:51-04:00

Chatham County (NC) Council on Aging Announces COVID-19 Actions

Chatham COA COVID-19 Response

March 13, 2020 Chatham County Council on Aging Announces COVID-19 Actions PITTSBORO, NC-The Chatham County Council on Aging is joining others across the globe, nation and state in acting decisively to curtail the adverse impact of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). See the details in this announcement. For more information, contact: Krista Westervelt, 919-542-4512, krista.westervelt@chathamcoa.org

Chatham County (NC) Council on Aging Announces COVID-19 Actions 2020-03-13T15:30:32-04:00
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