Prelude Respite

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Prelude 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. Caregivers tell us it’s their favorite activity of the month! Enroll in Prelude Respite by calling …

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 …

Go the Distance with The Center

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On Father’s Day the Center for Volunteer Caregiving will be participating in the Charity Distance Festival! Will you go the distance with us?  Please join us on Sunday June 18 from 8 – 11 a.m. at WakeMed Soccer Park to run, walk, or stroll in support of the Center for Volunteer Caregiving with your friends and family. So, pick your distance – …

Friday Feature: Helping Others Helps Our Community

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Helping older adults live safely and with dignity helps our community. That’s why for the last two years, The Center has been excited about the Cary Chamber’s Day of Service. This year, several businesses adopted six of our Care Receivers and provided them with services including raking, cleaning and yard waste removal. “I spent the morning doing some house work …

Friday Feature: Margaret Weaver and The Center’s Assessor Program

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When Margaret Weaver was planning for retirement from nursing, she wanted to do something meaningful with her time. She wasn’t dreaming of improving her culinary skills, Margaret wanted to use her skills to help seniors and adults with disabilities by providing them with services that would allow them to continue living independently. In four years with The Center, Margaret has …

Have a Heart for Seniors

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to connect with our older loved ones. The time spent together can be just as good for their health as it is for yours. The older someone is, the less mobile they may be and the more difficult it is to establish new relationships and interests. This can lead to social isolation and serious …

Great Music; Great Cause

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The Center for Volunteer Caregiving is excited to have VocalMotion select our organization as their 2017 charity. VocalMotion, the SAS show choir, is celebrating its 25th season of entertaining the Triangle area and supporting local charities. “We’d love for you to help us celebrate by attending one of our performances of Measures of Love.” Event Details VocalMotion’s Broadway-Style Concert March …

Friday Feature: Dr. James Longmire

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Our Friday Feature is about Dr. James Longmire. For more than 15 years, Dr. Longmire has been a part of The Center for Volunteer Caregiving’s community. He is an accomplished vocalist who teaches voice lessons in his Raleigh voice studio and is known for his incredible performances. “If your taste runs to solid musicianship and drama, you are well advised to seek out …