Friday Feature: Margaret Weaver and The Center’s Assessor Program

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When Margaret Weaver was planning for retirement from nursing, she wanted to do something meaningful with her time. She wasn’t dreaming of improving her culinary skills, Margaret wanted to use her skills to help seniors and adults with disabilities by providing them with services that would allow them to continue living independently. In four years with The Center, Margaret has …

Great Music; Great Cause

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The Center for Volunteer Caregiving is excited to have VocalMotion select our organization as their 2017 charity. VocalMotion, the SAS show choir, is celebrating its 25th season of entertaining the Triangle area and supporting local charities. “We’d love for you to help us celebrate by attending one of our performances of Measures of Love.” Event Details VocalMotion’s Broadway-Style Concert March …

Friday Feature: Dr. James Longmire

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Our Friday Feature is about Dr. James Longmire. For more than 15 years, Dr. Longmire has been a part of The Center for Volunteer Caregiving’s community. He is an accomplished vocalist who teaches voice lessons in his Raleigh voice studio and is known for his incredible performances. “If your taste runs to solid musicianship and drama, you are well advised to seek out …

Becoming a Dementia-Friendly Community

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Communities across the nation are working toward dementia friendliness by raising awareness about dementia, supporting caregivers and families touched by the disease, and promoting meaningful patient participation in community life. About the Need Over five million Americans are living with dementia and we do not have a treatment that can prevent or cure the disease. Nearly 60 percent of people …

Wrapping up 2016

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We want to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday! In celebration of the season, The Center for Volunteer Caregiving is taking time off. Our office will be closed December 23 – 27. Due to staff and volunteer vacations, we are not accepting additional ride requests until January 4. You are encouraged to call our Volunteer Transportation line at any …

The Best Gifts Aren’t Always Wrapped

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Your smiles. Your caring ways. Your phone calls. These small touches mean so much, especially to our elderly friends who live alone. Thanks to you, many of our Care Receivers and Caregivers receive so much more. In early December, volunteer teams from Genworth Financial provided fall yard clean-up and raking. Volunteer teams from Quintiles brightened homes by putting up holiday …