Family Bonds Evolve Through Volunteering

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Volunteers who help those in need through The Center for Volunteer Caregiving quickly feel like family. Last year, volunteers in Wake County drove more than 41,000 miles taking seniors and adults with disabilities to the doctor, grocery store and on other essential errands. The bonds on those trips grow. Other volunteer opportunities include friendly visiting, caregiver respite and group projects. …

Providing Hope in Southern Wake County

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Thanks to the M. Jack and Dorothy S. Stephens Fund of Triangle Community Foundation, The Center is able to offer more programs to address the needs of disadvantaged people in the communities of southern Wake County. The Center engages volunteers to provide escorted and door-through-the-door transportation, assistance with errands, light housekeeping and yard work, friendly visits, telephone assurance, and Alzheimer’s …

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 …

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 …

Celebrating Older Americans

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Guest blogger: Elena Muller, pictured above with a Care Receiver, is one of The Center’s guest bloggers. Elena has been a volunteer with The Center for Volunteer Caregiving since 2013, She has helped several Care Receivers and most recently began helping with Prelude Respite, a no-fee program designed for Caregivers. Older. Americans. Month. Three separate words but when combined they …

Go the Distance with The Center

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On Father’s Day the Center for Volunteer Caregiving will be participating in the Charity Distance Festival! Will you go the distance with us?  Please join us on Sunday June 18 from 8 – 11 a.m. at WakeMed Soccer Park to run, walk, or stroll in support of the Center for Volunteer Caregiving with your friends and family. So, pick your distance – …

Lessons from Caregiver Academy: How to Manage Conflict

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The Center’s Caregiver Academy participants finished their course last week and are already seeing results. Being a Caregiver involves many challenges that require mastering new skills. The biggest challenge is learning to take care of yourself and not trying to do it all. These are two of the reasons The Center offers Caregiver Academy that is based on “Powerful Tools …

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 …

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 …