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 …

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 …

Prelude Respite

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Prelude Group Respite is held the third Tuesday of the month from 1 – 4:30 p.m. This free service is offered to Caregivers of seniors with dementia and makes it possible for them to take a break while their family member participates in meaningful activities with their peers. Participants enjoy playing games, music, crafts and some holiday-inspired activities. Caregivers tell us it’s …

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 …