Fearrington Cares

Fearrington Cares

Neighbors helping neighbors navigate the challenges to living well.

Please check our website for current information about services and programs.

Fearrington Cares Center, 28 Swim & Croquet (behind The Gathering Place)
Center Hours: 9:00 a. m. – 1:00 p. m., Monday-Friday
Nursing Clinic Hours: 9:00 a.m. – noon, Monday-Friday
Nursing Consultations and Home Visits by Appointment:

Postal address: 2020 Fearrington Post, Pittsboro, NC 27312-5022

No Fee or Membership Required for Our Services!

Donations, while appreciated, are not required to use our services.
Your support, as a volunteer and a donor, covers the costs.

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 eager 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; check our web site for details.

Fearrington Cares offers the services of a Registered Nurse without charge to Fearrington Village residents right here in the Village during nursing hours. You can drop by the Center (9:00 a. m. to noon) or call for an appointment or a phone consultation.

  • First aid
  • Needs assessment
  • Home visits for homebound residents
  • Injections (limited)
  • Patient education for self-care
  • Consults regarding medical services
  • Referrals and advice about in-home personal care services
  • Suture removal (bring the removal kit)
  • Bite care
  • Wound care and dressing changes
  • Foot Care Clinic for diabetics and frail elderly individuals – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – call the Center for more information
  • Blood pressure checks – any day during nursing hours

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 that Includes 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.

  • Minor plumbing
  • Light carpentry
  • Light bulb change
  • Program garage door openers
  • Smoke detector battery replacement
  • …and more!

Please note that out volunteers cannot move heavy furniture. Also, due to NC licensing regulations they cannot do work involving electrical, gas connections or major plumbing issues.

Fearrington Cares volunteer drivers provide limited (within a 25-mile radius) transportation. To request a ride, please call the Center at least two 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, your destination 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, rides to the airport, or to social or cultural events outside of Fearrington Village, or carry wheelchairs in their cars. Rides can be provided for the following services:

  • Bank deposits and check cashing
  • Doctor and lawyer visits
  • Grocery shopping and grocery pick up
  • Short-term meal pickup from the Goat
  • Medical equipment pick up
  • Rides to Fearrington Cares, events, limited

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:

  • Commodes
  • Crutches
  • Canes
  • Grabbers
  • Shower benches
  • Walkers – with and without wheels
  • Wheelchairs

Check with the Center for additional information about our services/programs, community resources, home health or medical services, aging support and other resources. Additionally, go to www.fearringtoncares.org to find our Vendor List  to review service providers recommended by neighbors.

Lectures and workshops are offered on 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 are noted experts in their field.

These groups provide peer support and information to those who are dealing with serious or chronic illness and to their caregivers.

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Brainiacs (neurological conditions)
  • Living with Chronic Conditions/Pain
  • Caregiver Support Group
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Cancer Support Group

We provide multiple movement classes (including Chair and Floor Yoga, Light Cardio, Tai Chi and Tap and Line Dancing) each week and encourage residents to stay active and keep moving!

Contact any member of the staff to learn about volunteer opportunities.