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 …

Lunch and Learn: From Hoarding to Hope

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Clutter has a way of piling up in our homes and for seniors, the piles of stuff can lead to safety issues. That’s why the October Lunch and Learn featured Geralin Thomas of Metropolitan Organizing, LLC.Geralin defines clutter is something that is unused, unloved or unfinished. There are a number of feelings that come up when you consider the attachment …

Volunteering Leads to Friendship and Laughter

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Jerina has a hearty laugh that fills even the darkest of rooms with joy. She sees the bright side in life and makes the most of her abilities that are limited due to being born with Cerebral Palsy. Her disorder affects her movements including muscle control and coordination primarily on her right side.Over the years Jerina learned ways to make …

Lunch and Learn: Hike Your Way to Better Health

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Make time for a special Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, March 13 from 1 – 2 p.m. at the Five Points Center for Active Adults located at 2000 Noble Road in Raleigh.Our guest presenter is author and hiking expert James Klopovic who will share how the senior population can take advantage of places like Umstead, The Eno River State Park, …

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. We have a special Have a Heart for Seniors Volunteer Orientation scheduled for Feb. 13 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at our Cary office located at 1150 SE Maynard, Suite …

Friday Feature; Celebrating Friendships

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It’s been a little more than a year ago that Judy was matched with a volunteer named Carol. Judy’s husband John is her primary caregiver. He wanted a volunteer to help Judy one day a week while he ran errands. The match has been a happy one for the three of them. “Judy’s quick wit keeps me in stitches! She is …

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 …