Home 2020-03-27T23:14:32-04:00

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Current Information Sites That Are UPDATED DAILY / Click Here

North Carolinians can text COVIDNC to 898211 to receive general information and updates about COVID-19. Sign up now to get regular alerts on the rapidly evolving situation and North Carolina’s response.


Special Fundraiser Campaign

Help us pave the way to furnish our new addition and create a lovely patio at the same time. We are offering 4”x8” engraved personalized bricks for $125. These bricks can include your own name or be in memory or honor of another individual. You choose your own text, up to 3 lines, 20 characters per line. These bricks can be ordered directly from the manufacturer by clicking on the small graphic on the left or by clicking HERE. If you prefer to pay by your tax-deductible check, you can download, print, and complete this order form (click here) to mail or bring to the Fearrington Cares Center.
 

Jeff Hopper and Karen MetzguerKaren Metzguer, Fearrington Cares' Nurse and Executive Director, discusses the state of "The Build" with our contractor, Jeff Hopper. Site prep, plumbing, and concrete slab are completed and framing commenced on December 09, 2019.
FC Capital Campaign Fund Donations as of January 08, 2020We are immensely grateful to each of you who contributed to our 2019 appeal for operating expenses, and to each of you who have participated to date with a contribution to our Capital Campaign; we will need your continued financial support in 2020. A donation of any amount is appreciated.
Construction Progress: All Under Roof, Shingled, & Windows InstalledThis very wide-angle view taken in midafternoon on Saturday, February 15, 2020 shows the exterior construction progress achieved just since the second week of January.
Construction Progress: Roof Trusses Are Up!The roof trusses were raised and secured at the beginning of the first full week of January 2020. With the work of an exceptional building crew, the construction progress is moving ahead smoothly.
Progress of Framing for the Walls of the Building Expansion as of December 12, 2019We broke ground on August 05, 2019 and after a 6-week delay (waiting for Duke Power,) things have moved along at a nice clip. This photo shows the status of the wall construction framing for the building expansion at the end of the first week of framing. The order has been placed for the roof trusses and we hope to be "under roof" in the near future. We are immensely grateful to each of you who contributed to our 2019 annual appeal for operating expenses, and to each of you who have participated to date with a contribution to our Capital Campaign; we will need your continued financial support in 2020. No one else is going to build the Fearrington Cares you envision and this expansion is designed to meet current and future program needs.
Help Us Pave the Way to Furnish Our New AdditionTo contribute by ordering a paving brick, REFER BACK TO THE TOP LEFT PORTION OF OUR HOME page and click on the GRAPHIC or the HOTLINKS in the "SPECIAL FUNDRAISER CAMPAIGN" message, or by visiting the office at the Fearrington Cares Center weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
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 Cares Volunteer Driver Providing Free Ride to ResidentOur dedicated corps of resident-volunteer drivers each scheduled for just two weeks/year.
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.
Community Birthday LuncheonMusical entertainment during the 2018 Fearrington Cares Community Birthday Luncheon.

To view a slide’s title and caption, hover over or click on the slide. On a tablet, touch the screen or click on the slide. To pause the scroll, hover over or click on an item. To start from the beginning, refresh the page.


Selected Scrolling Special Notices

For the latest information on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) disease, see this page located on the Resources menu tab.


UPDATED March 17, 2020 — It’s Still Flu Season — Remember to Get Your Senior Flu Shot before the end of March!  The cost is covered by Part B Medicare coverage. The usual season is still not over and the current strain that is still spreading is a very serious one.  Monitor the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) influenza website for up-to-date incidence and prevalence reports, symptoms, and warnings. This is STILL a health issue to be taken seriously, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. 


Fearrington Cares volunteers will take villagers to the grocery store, the bank, an attorney or to a medical appointment. Our services are well utilized and the increasing number of requests is challenging our drivers many weeks of the year. Beginning in 2020, we have 2 important requests of those we assist: we ask that grocery shopping be completed in 90 minutes and going forward we can no longer provide either next day or same-day rides. Ride requests for medical appointments may be made as much as 2 weeks in advance; please call the Center with no less than 2 days’ notice to request transportation assistance from our volunteers.
 

Be aware that criminals are attempting to exploit COVID-19 worldwide through a variety of scams.  There have been reports of:

• Individuals and businesses selling fake cures for COVID-19 online and engaging in other forms of fraud. • Phishing emails from entities posing as the World Health Organization or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. • Malicious websites and apps that appear to share virus-related information to gain and lock access to your devices until payment is received. • Seeking donations fraudulently for illegitimate or non-existent charitable organizations. Criminals will likely continue to use new methods to exploit COVID-19 worldwide. If you think you are a victim of a scam or attempted fraud involving COVID-19, you can report it without leaving your home though a number of platforms. Go to:
 
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.

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!

EVENTS

Fearrington Cares provides services and programs to support mental and physical health, as well as educational programs on a wide variety of topics.

View Calendar

REQUEST SERVICES

If you are in need of a helping hand, we are here for you at no charge. We can help you directly or, if we can’t, we’ll refer you to someone who can.

Request Services

VOLUNTEER

Volunteering gives you the opportunity to use your time and talent in a meaningful way, as well as a chance to meet and help your neighbors.

Be a Volunteer

 NEWSLETTER

Download and read our most recent Fearrington Cares pages found in the FHA newsletter for updates, articles, upcoming events, and more.

Read Newsletter
Donate Today

Help Make Fearrington Village a Great Place to Live

Even if you do not need Fearrington Cares now, your donation ensures that these services will be here when you do.
Donate Today
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap