28 Nov Fearrington Cares
When neighbors help neighbors, everyone benefits.
Fearrington Cares is a unique program created more than 30 years ago; our mission is to help residents of Fearrington Village live healthy and meaningful lives. We can do this with our small army of dedicated volunteers and our on-staff Registered Nurse, who provide support for those times when you need a bit (or a lot) of extra help and a caring smile. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and offer a range of services, information and referrals.
Donations, while appreciated, are not required to use our services.
Your support, as a volunteer and a donor, covers the costs.
For current information about our services and programs, please check our website at www.fearringtoncares.org.
We also invite you to visit the Center and feel free to call or email if we can be of assistance.
Fearrington Cares Center
28 Swim & Croquet (located behind The Gathering Place)
Center Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
Triage Clinic by Appointment: 9:00 a.m. – noon, Monday – Friday
Postal address: 2020 Fearrington Post, Pittsboro, NC 27312-5022
Fearrington Cares offers the services of a Registered Nurse to Fearrington Village residents during triage clinic hours. Call for an appointment or a phone consultation.
MINOR HOME REPAIRS
Fearrington Cares Handy Person volunteers can help with minor non-emergency home repairs and small maintenance issues. To request help, please call the Center anytime. If no one answers the phone, leave a message in the Handy Person voice mailbox and include your name, phone number and a brief description of your task. A Handy Person volunteer will contact you directly within a day or two to arrange a visit.
Please note that volunteers cannot move heavy furniture. Also, due to NC licensing regulations they cannot do work involving electrical, gas connections or major plumbing issues. The Vendor List on our website offers suggestions for individuals or companies who can manage these issues and major repairs.
Fearrington Cares volunteer drivers provide limited transportation within a 25-mile radius for medical appointments. To request a ride, please call the Center at least three days and no more than two weeks before your appointment. If no one answers the phone, leave a message that includes your name, phone number, the date and time you need to be picked up, the destination for your appointment, and the time for your return ride. A Volunteer Driver will contact you directly to make arrangements for your ride. Please be aware our volunteer drivers cannot provide same-day service or carry wheelchairs in their cars.
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT LOANS
Fearrington Cares can loan you equipment for medical needs. In addition, we maintain a list of other items that you can borrow from neighbors when you need a crib, high chair or other children’s equipment. When available, the following items can be checked out at no charge for short-term use after your surgery or during your rehabilitation:
EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS
Lectures and workshops are offered on a variety of health and wellness-related topics such as Nutrition and Exercise, Living With Chronic Conditions, Pain Management, Financial Decisions, Technology and Aging in Community, Housing Choices, Personal Enrichment and Self Awareness. Many of our guest speakers from area universities, hospitals and organizations are noted experts in their field.
These groups offer peer support and can provide information to those who are dealing with serious or chronic illness and to their caregivers. New members are welcome and participation is confidential.
These weekly classes encourage residents to stay active and keep moving! The schedule varies and includes Chair and Floor Yoga, Light Cardio, and Tap and Line Dancing. New participants are welcome.
CONCIERGE HEALTH CARE SERVICES
For needs that require solutions beyond our scope of services, we have coordinated specialized, fee-driven services with strategic partners that augment our usual programs.
If you would like to offer your time and share your talents, please contact us or visit our website to learn more about volunteer opportunities and how you can get involved in our community of “neighbors helping neighbors.”