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 …

Caregiver feature: Nick and Adele

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Nick and Adele were enjoying life as parents of teenage girls when they started noticing changes. Adele was teaching school and Nick worked at IBM. Nick was only 53 years old when doctors diagnosed him with a form of dementia that strikes early and causes progressive changes in personality, language and judgment. Family could see that the Nick they knew …

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 …

Friday Feature: Emily’s Story

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The fear of falling keeps many older adults from experiencing life to its fullest. Many seniors need to use a cane or walker to steady their steps. Unfortunately, a walker can feel like a barrier between the frail, elderly and their loved ones. Emily hopes that knee surgery will make it possible to walk across the room without a walker. …