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 …

Ring in the New Year with Service

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is a chance to start the year off right by making an impact in your community. This year, consider honoring Dr. King’s legacy by becoming a year-round volunteer helping Wake County seniors, adults with disabilities and family caregivers. By attending an orientation on MLK Day, you will learn about the The Center for …

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 …

Thanks and Giving

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All over Wake County, families are struggling to take care of themselves while caring for those they love. If it is not you, someone in your neighborhood is a caregiver and chances are they are getting help from The Center whether it be from a respite volunteer, Prelude Respite program or as a participant in our Caregiver Academy. Give Today …