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The Rumble and the Respite
February 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
As you might imagine in a neighborhood of more than 2,000 individuals, with an average age of 72, there are a number of caregivers in Fearrington Village. Fearrington Cares will host a pilot program, “The Rumble and the Respite,” once a month that is designed to add fun and comradery to the lives of individuals who need assistance with activities of daily living, while affording their caregivers the opportunity to take a break from their daily and continuous caregiving responsibilities. For our program, the term “caregiver” will be used to describe an unpaid family member, most often a spouse, who provides direct care for activities of daily living for a loved one.
Participation in this program will benefit both the caregiver and the care recipient. The Rumble and the Respite is designed to provide a safe and enjoyable space, along with activities, for care recipients, while giving their caregivers a break from this daily responsibility. Fearrington Cares currently provides a regular monthly Caregiver Support Group, but for many caregivers, it is impossible to attend unless care is available for the care recipient. Our new pilot program will allow Fearrington Cares to provide respite by hosting an educational and entertaining session, including lunch, for care recipients. So long as it is okay with the care recipients, we invite the caregivers to leave and do something by themselves!
We invite caregivers to contact Karen at 919-542-6877 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to register.