Did you see us on WRAL?

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In December, WRAL ran a story about one of The Center’s care receivers and the volunteer who helps her. Thank you Amanda Lamb for a great holiday story! (Click the title of this post for a link to the WRAL story.)

The Center for Volunteer Caregiving to receive The George Maddox Award

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It’s time to celebrate! The Center for Volunteer Caregiving will receive the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Service’s George Maddox Award at The Center’s annual fundraising gala event on Friday, February 9 from 6 – 10 p.m. at N.C. State University Club in Raleigh, NC.Participants will dance the night away at The Center’s 2018 Red Carpet Rendezvous and …

Mental Health in Older Adults

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Rob Pollock, MSW, LCSW was our guest presenter for November’s Lunch and Learn. Rob has over 30 years’ experience in the mental health field and explained the difference between normal emotions related to getting older and those which may be symptomatic of harmful illnesses. This distinction is important, as untreated mental health disorders in older adults can lead to diminished …

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 …

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 …