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. …

City BBQ to donate 25% of your purchase on Sept. 25 (Cary location)

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[embeddoc url=”https://volunteercaregiving.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/City-BBQ-9-25-18-fundraiser-flyer-2.pdf” download=”all” viewer=”google”]City BBQ located at 1305 Kildaire Farm Road in Cary will donate 25% of your purchase to The Center for Volunteer Caregiving on September 25, 2018 if you give the attached flyer to your wait staff or cashier. This is an easy way to help fund the programs operated by The Center. Come on out and grab …

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 …