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 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.
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.
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!