Volunteer Spotlight – Lavanya

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“I get lots of advice and wisdom from the [care receivers].” Lavanya began volunteering with The Center for Volunteer Caregiving in 2019. When she moved to the Triangle area she knew that she wanted to contribute to her new community, but she didn’t realize how many benefits she would receive as a volunteer with The Center. “It is a give and …

We’re Hiring!

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Join our small team dedicated to helping lower income older adults living in Wake County age in place with dignity with the help of volunteers who provide unskilled services in the home such as friendly visits, telephone reassurance calls, light housekeeping, paperwork assistance, and grocery shopping. The In-Home Connections Program Coordinator plans, coordinates and administers all activities of the In-Home …

Breakthrough Series – Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids – Your Questions Answered!

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Tuesday, June 23, 20201:30 – 2:30 pmFive Points Center for Active Adults, 2000 Noble Road, Raleigh, NC 27608Light refreshments provided by Waltonwood Lake Boone To RSVP, click here. The Breakthrough Series is free and open to all, so please share with anyone who may be interested in this information. Lead by Robert Keefer, this session will help you and your …

Breakthrough Series – Students and Seniors: Stronger Together (A Falls Risk Prevention Project)

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Tuesday, January 14, 20201:30 – 2:30 pmFive Points Center for Active Adults, 2000 Noble Road, Raleigh, NC Click here to RSVP for the January 14, 2020 presentation. Feel free to share this information with anyone you think would be interested in our program. The Breakthrough Series is supported by Resources for Seniors and is open to all. The Breakthrough Series …

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 …

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 …