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 …

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 planned for the fall is postponed. For more information or to register, contact Renee Myatt or call 919-460-0567. About the Caregiver Academy Classes are conducted by professionals from …

Unexpected Benefits

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Do you know what color chicken lays green eggs? The answer is just one of the many unexpected things that came when Marge was matched last fall with a volunteer named Jade. Marge is 73 and has lived in the same home for more than 25 years. She raised a family in the home and was the primary caregiver for …

How to Safely Use a Walker

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If you happened to have driven past the Five Points Center for Active Adults in Raleigh last week, you may have noticed a smiling crowd gathered in the parking lot, eagerly watching as Jenny Womack, Clinical Associate Professor for UNC’s Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, demonstrated and offered advice on the best ways help those who use assisted …

Help End the Summer Slump

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Summer time is especially harsh on the volunteer force at The Center for Volunteer Caregiving. Volunteers are taking on extra activities or going on extended vacations. This can leave a large gap – called a summer slump – on our volunteer teams. There are several people waiting for a volunteer including 76-year-old Annie, pictured above. Annie’s story is remarkable. Four …

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 …

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 …