Red Carpet Rendezvous

Cary nonprofit celebrates 25 years of providing care

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Amy was worried about her dad, and solely responsible for his care — until she called The Center for Volunteer Caregiving in Cary. Its volunteers offered camaraderie and weekly outings for Dad, and gave Amy some relief.

Be part of the center’s 2017 Red Carpet Rendezvous as the nonprofit celebrates its 25 years of service to seniors and the disabled in our community, with an evening of dinner and cocktails, dancing, auctions, and heartwarming stories of the center’s care receivers and caregivers.

The gala helps fund the center’s core programs of transportation, caregiver support and in-home connections.

“Our annual gala has the biggest impact on our ability to serve Wake seniors and adults with disabilities,” said Lynn Templeton, executive director of The Center for Volunteer Caregiving and a member of Wake County’s Aging Network. “With the funds raised during this year’s gala we will be able to grow our volunteer base, through expanded recruitment efforts aimed at multi-generational volunteers.”

Templeton foresees an overwhelming demand for volunteer caregiving services in the coming years, with Wake County’s aging population projected to grow 200 percent by the year 2030 even as funding for senior services continues to decrease.

The nonprofit Center for Volunteer Caregiving, formed in 1992 as an outreach of local churches, serves as a link between formal and informal service providers to help seniors and adults with disabilities maintain their at-home independence.

“Socialization is linked to physical and mental health benefits for the care receiver and for the volunteer,” said Templeton. “We get involved and connect resources.”

The Red Carpet Rendezvous also features the Wall of Wine as part of the fun; for a $20 donation, you have the opportunity to pull a bottle of wine worth a minimum of $20, with excellent odds of receiving wine valued as high as $185.

The Red Carpet Rendezvous will be held on Friday, April 28 from 6:30 to 10 p.m., at the N.C. State University Club in Raleigh. Individual gala tickets are $100 and can be purchased online at volunteercaregiving.org or by calling (919) 460-0567.

Read Cary Magazine‘s article on The Center for Volunteer Caregiving here.

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