Longtime Volunteers Reflect on Their Experiences

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Today, The Center for Volunteer Caregiving celebrates its 30th anniversary. We asked a few of our longest tenured volunteers to reflect on the support and services they’ve provided to older adults and adults with disabilities living independently in Wake County and the impact it has had on their life. (The number in parentheses is the number of years they’ve volunteered …

Volunteer Spotlight – Emily

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Emily has been volunteering with The Center for Volunteer Caregiving since August 2021. At that time, she had recently moved to Raleigh after living in California for 10 years and did not know anyone in the area. The COVID-19 pandemic made it difficult to connect with others in her community so she actively sought out volunteer opportunities. She found The …

Volunteer Spotlight – Scott

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People are inspired by all sorts of reasons to volunteer with The Center for Volunteer Caregiving. Scott witnessed first-hand his parents and in-laws struggle to remain in their homes as they aged, and their experience inspired Scott to become a volunteer with The Center when he retired in late 2020. “As [my parents and in-laws] aged, they needed assistance with …

Volunteer Spotlight – Patti

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Patti began volunteering with The Center for Volunteer Caregiving in 2018. When Patti retired, she wanted to give back to members of her community. What began as a quick internet search for local volunteer opportunities quickly turned into a rewarding experience. During her search for volunteer opportunities, Patti was struck by The Center’s historical legacy and its goal of helping …

Volunteer Spotlight – Cynthia

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“I’m making a person’s day helping them.” One reason many of our volunteers choose to work with The Center for Volunteer Caregiving is the opportunity to give back. Caregiver respite volunteer, Cynthia Bridges, is one of these examples. She saw first-hand how important caregiver support is when her mother developed dementia. Cynthia’s mother lived with her until she moved to …

Volunteer Spotlight – Lavanya

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“I get lots of advice and wisdom from the [care receivers].” Lavanya began volunteering with The Center for Volunteer Caregiving in 2019. When she moved to the Triangle area she knew that she wanted to contribute to her new community, but she didn’t realize how many benefits she would receive as a volunteer with The Center. “It is a give and …

We’re Hiring!

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Join our small team dedicated to helping lower income older adults living in Wake County age in place with dignity with the help of volunteers who provide unskilled services in the home such as friendly visits, telephone reassurance calls, light housekeeping, paperwork assistance, and grocery shopping. The In-Home Connections Program Coordinator plans, coordinates and administers all activities of the In-Home …

Breakthrough Series – Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids – Your Questions Answered!

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Tuesday, June 23, 20201:30 – 2:30 pmFive Points Center for Active Adults, 2000 Noble Road, Raleigh, NC 27608Light refreshments provided by Waltonwood Lake Boone To RSVP, click here. The Breakthrough Series is free and open to all, so please share with anyone who may be interested in this information. Lead by Robert Keefer, this session will help you and your …

Breakthrough Series – Students and Seniors: Stronger Together (A Falls Risk Prevention Project)

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Tuesday, January 14, 20201:30 – 2:30 pmFive Points Center for Active Adults, 2000 Noble Road, Raleigh, NC Click here to RSVP for the January 14, 2020 presentation. Feel free to share this information with anyone you think would be interested in our program. The Breakthrough Series is supported by Resources for Seniors and is open to all. The Breakthrough Series …

Breakthrough Series – Military Caregiving: Challenge to Courage – Nov. 19

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The Breakthrough Series (formerly known as Lunch and Learn) presented by The Center for Volunteer Caregiving will kick off its 2019-20 talks on Tuesday, November 19 starting at 1:30 pm at the Five Points Center for Active Adults, 2000 Noble Road, Raleigh. The theme for 2019-20 is “Caregiver Perspectives”. On November 19 and in observance of Veterans Day, we welcome …