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 …

Join Us for a Fundraiser at TITLE Boxing (Cary) on Sat., Sept. 14

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All proceeds from the class will be donated to The Center for Volunteer Caregiving. This class is open to adults and children, aged 8 and older. The 45-minute class will begin promptly at 1:30 pm so plan to arrive 15 minutes early for hand wraps and instruction. Included in your donation are: the class, new hand wraps, and a 1-week …

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.)

Lunch and Learn 2018-19 Series “Dementia Perspectives” Kicks Off

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The 2018-19 Lunch and Learn Series will focus on “Dementia Perspectives”. Melanie Bunn kicked off the series on September 25 with her presentation, “Welcome to My World”. In her energetic and engaging style, she opened a window into living with dementia. Through her stories and many role-playing exercises, we learned what it may feel like to be overwhelmed by too …

Meredith College Falls Risk Project

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Students from Meredith College have launched the 2018-19 Falls Risk Reduction Project in cooperation with The Center for Volunteer Caregiving. Each year, the students select 20 candidates from our care receivers who will receive four home visits from the students. During the home visits, the students assess the potential falls and safety risk factors in the home and provide recommendations …

Mr. Handyman’s Day of Service

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Mr. Handyman of Western Wake County donated a day of service to The Center for Volunteer Caregiving on September 11. Two of our care receivers were the beneficiaries of Mr. Handyman’s generosity. The crew made several home repairs for Ms. G in Raleigh, including grab bars, new blinds and new door hardware. She said, “I am so pleased with the work they …

Volunteer Spotlight – John Sebastian

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John Sebastian is The Center for Volunteer Caregiving’s volunteer of the month. John has been a volunteer with The Center for eight years. During that time, he has logged more than 300 volunteer hours with The Center. He reports his hours every month. John appreciates helping people do things they cannot do on their own and enjoys working with seniors. …

Elaine Whitford joins The Center as Executive Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Center for Volunteer Caregiving Welcomes a New Executive Director Cary, NC – June 8, 2018 – The Board of Directors of The Center for Volunteer Caregiving is pleased to announce the appointment of Elaine Whitford as the organization’s Executive Director. Elaine succeeds Lynn Templeton who led the vision and mission of the Center for twelve years …