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The Fearrington Cares Center will be closed for the holidays from Monday, November 25th through Friday, November 29th, 2019, but our volunteers will still be busy providing transportation and handyperson services. If you need assistance with either of these areas of service, call the Center at 919-542-6877 and leave a message in the appropriate mailbox; a volunteer will be in touch. All requests for computer help and for the Fearrington Friends program will be handled when the Center re-opens on Monday, December 02nd. Messages regarding those programs may be left in the general mailbox.

NCSU Mechanical Design Graduate Students Designing With Dignity ProjectNCSU graduate students in Mechanical Design worked with FC Elder Innovators for three months to evaluate their design projects. STUDENTS: Sara Weir, Ryan Bolick, Yetong Xie, and Yimiao Xu. LEADERS: Lee Anne and Bill McClaymont, ELDER INNOVATORS: Paula Easton, Gary Piontak, Diana Tasciotti, Jon Darling, Carl Angel, Dale Colson, Bob Colson, Cindy Kahler, & David Kahler. NOT PICTURED: John Tyrrell and Amy Nullman. (Unfortunately, this very wide image had to be cropped slightly to fit the frame.
Weekday Morning Movement ClassesMovement classes every weekday morning at the Fearrington Cares Center. See the Calendar tab for the classes and schedule.
Recent Fearrington Cares Health ExpoA recent Fearrington Cares Health Expo held at The Gathering Place featuring a room full of exhibitors of health products and demonstrations.
Fearrington Elder InnovatorsParticipants in the ELDER INNOVATORS led by Lee Anne McClymont (front row on left) on their tour of high-growth startups and an online community of doers that power the entrepreneurial startup engine with their creativity and productivity at American Underground (Durham) and HD Raleigh.
Fearrington Cares Volunteer Driver Providing Free Ride to ResidentOur dedicated corps of resident-volunteer drivers each scheduled for just two weeks/year.
October 2018 Parkinson's Fund Raiser Walk80 participants in 3rd annual village donation fundraiser for a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.
Community Residents Donated Food & Supplies for Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts185 residents donated 131 large boxes of cleaning supplies, bottled water, food, & personal items, together with $2,780 to the Red Cross and $1,315 to Salvation Army.
The Late Matthew LeavittPresenting his wonderful nature photographs taken in the village and surrounding areas.
Ticks in the Landscape ProgramMalcolm Laner introducing Dr. Jennifer Platt, who presented the program.
Community Birthday LuncheonMusical entertainment during the 2018 Fearrington Cares Community Birthday Luncheon.
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The Fearrington Cares Center will be closed for the holidays from Monday, November 25 through Friday, November 29, 2019, but our volunteers will still be busy providing transportation and handyperson services. If you need assistance with either of these areas of service, call the Center at 919-542-6877 and leave a message in the appropriate mailbox; a volunteer will be in touch. All requests for computer help and for the Fearrington Friends program will be handled when the Center re-opens on Monday, December 02nd. Messages regarding those programs may be left in the general mailbox.


Is Surgery in Your Near Future?  Tuesday, December 03, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the Fearrington Cares Center. Have you scheduled or are you considering major surgery? Ellen Flanagan, MD, retired Duke Anesthesiologist and Perioperative Medicine Physician, will help you identify risk factors for surgical complications (and what you can do to prevent them) and answer your questions to prepare you for a smooth surgical journey. Spouses/partners are encouraged to attend. Registration required: call 919-542-6877.

Med Management for Parkinson’s, December 04, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in The Gathering Place. Do you love someone and/or live with someone who has Parkinson’s disease? Stephanie Lyer, PhD, a Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner at UNC Neurology Clinic will discuss medication management tips, potential drug interactions and specialty pharmacy in regards to access to drugs like Rytary, Neupro and Nuplazid.  Stephanie is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and completed her pharmacy residency in ambulatory (outpatient) care which is her primary area of practice.


Medicare Part D Assistance, October 17 – December 06, 2019 at the Fearrington Cares Center. During open enrollment, Fearrington Cares assists individuals in evaluating their options for the Medicare Part D drug program. We are thankful to resident SHIIP (Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program) volunteers who will strive to help villagers save money with their choice of a drug plan. A session takes about 30 minutes. (Couples should schedule two consecutive sessions or separate half-hour times.) Bring your Medicare card, list of medications and any other insurance information. (If you were counseled last year and still have the printout you received then, please bring it with you). Call the Center (919-542-6877) to reserve your session or for more information.


One-on-One Genealogy Assistance FUNdraiser, October 28-December 15 in your home. Your family has a unique history and there’s never been a better and easier time to delve into records to make surprising discoveries about your family tree. Fearrington resident Reece Jones has considerable experience in genealogy searches and is donating his time for a FUNdraiser benefiting Fearrington Cares. He will come to your home for a 1.5 hour session. You must be comfortable with using your computer and have access to the internet. This opportunity is available only from Oct. 28 to Dec. 15. To register, call Fearrington Cares, 919-542-6877 and come by the Center to prepay your registration fee of $25. Once registered, Reece will call you to determine a time convenient for both of you. Proceeds from this happy project benefit Fearrington Cares Capital Campaign.

See the TECH TUESDAYS Series new dedicated content page, which displays recent and upcoming program information, including (when available) the presentation files associated with each program in the series. Following all programs, visit that page to see and download the associated program file(s).
 
It’s Flu Season — Remember to Get Your Senior Flu Shot!  The cost is covered by Part B Medicare coverage.
 
Join Our Movement Classes! Regular movement and stretches help keep you healthy. We provide classes for you every weekday from 11:30 a.m.—12:30 pm.  See this MOVEMENT CLASSES calendar for class descriptions and class schedules.

Our five Support Groups meet at the Fearrington Cares Center unless otherwise noted.  ‘Brainiacs’: Thursdays, 10:00–11:00 a.m.  (Call Karen Metzguer, 919–542–6877, for information.) | Parkinson’s Caregivers and Care Receivers: First and third Wednesdays 10:00 am. – 11:20 p.m. Meets at The Gathering Place. | Caregivers Support Group: Wednesdays | Alcoholics Anonymous-Closed Meeting: Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. | Living with Chronic Conditions Support Group: Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.


AmazonSmile WORKS! If you designate Fearrington Cares as your charity on the Amazon website, each time you order they donate a portion to us!  Thanks to your shopping, from the time we began our participation in AmazonSmile, as of August 2019, we have received donations of $1,464.16 from this program! As of November 2019, Fearrington Cares has received $434.16 of this amount this year. Thanks to all who designate Fearrington Cares as their charity on Amazon. Keep up the good shopping, and remember AmazonSmile when shopping this holiday season and always!


Duke Energy encourages everyone to have a plan should another severe storm cause extended power outages. You can sign up for outage alerts by texting REG to 57801 or enroll online.
Click here to see the schedule of free computer classes for NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2019 at the Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro. Click here for a directions MAP.
 

If you live in Fearrington Village and need a helping hand, Fearrington Cares is a network of volunteers, friends, and neighbors who are here to help at no cost to you!

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