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 …

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 …

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 …