Caregiver Academy

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The Caregiver Academy features Powerful Tools for Caregivers. This self-care education program for family caregivers provides you with tools and strategies to better handle the unique caregiver challenges you face. The Caregiver Academy begins on Wednesday January 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and runs for the next 5 Wednesdays at that same time. The sessions are held at …

Family Bonds Evolve Through Volunteering

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Volunteers who help those in need through The Center for Volunteer Caregiving quickly feel like family. Last year, volunteers in Wake County drove more than 41,000 miles taking seniors and adults with disabilities to the doctor, grocery store and on other essential errands. The bonds on those trips grow. Other volunteer opportunities include friendly visiting, caregiver respite and group projects. …

Lynn Templeton Announces Retirement from The Center for Volunteer Caregiving

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After 12 years of service, Executive Director Lynn Templeton will retire effective December 31, 2017. “Lynn has overseen many accomplishments for The Center including doubling the budget, strengthening infrastructure and growing the number of volunteers serving,” said Charles Crutchfield, Chairman of The Center’s Board of Directors. Lynn said one of her most important accomplishments was being awarded the GSK Community …

Prelude Respite

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Prelude Group Respite is held the third Tuesday of the month from 1 – 4:30 p.m. This free service is offered to Caregivers of seniors with dementia and makes it possible for them to take a break while their family member participates in meaningful activities with their peers. Participants enjoy playing games, music, crafts and some holiday-inspired activities. Caregivers tell us it’s …

Reducing Risk of Falls, One Home at a Time

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The Center for Volunteer Caregiving and Meredith College students are teaming up to reduce older adults’ risk of falls through safety modifications and in-home exercise programs. Funded through a Council of Independent Colleges grant, the students will have the opportunity to form meaningful connections with seniors. “CIC hopes that this pilot project will serve as a first step toward the …

How to Safely Use a Walker

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If you happened to have driven past the Five Points Center for Active Adults in Raleigh last week, you may have noticed a smiling crowd gathered in the parking lot, eagerly watching as Jenny Womack, Clinical Associate Professor for UNC’s Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, demonstrated and offered advice on the best ways help those who use assisted …

Celebrating Outstanding Volunteers

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Outstanding volunteers and a community partner were recognized at The Center for Volunteer Caregiving’s annual Volunteer Appreciation luncheon held on April 25 at SearStone Retirement Community in Cary. “Since we opened our doors 25 years ago, our volunteers’ compassion and generosity have made our mission possible,” said Lynn Templeton, Executive Director for The Center. The Center Staff recognized the following …