August News and Events
The most comprehensive center for family and professional caregiving.
Planning and Preparation 
           by Shelly Slaczka
Caring for a loved one can be challenging.  When people go through any major life change there is often a period of learning and preparation.  Whether you are taking your loved one to a doctor's appointment, helping them pay bills or providing full-time care for them in your home, you likely have questions about how to best fulfill your role as a caregiver.  Here is a checklist that will help guide families in caring for loved ones in the best possible way.
  • Have conversations  
  • Anticipate and assess care needs
  • Respect loved one's autonomy
  • Study and learn options and resources
  • Seek out expert advice
  • Form your caregiving team
  • Make a plan
  • Find support
  • Care for yourself
Proactive caregiving will help you be together as your loved one ages and requires help.  Preparation will also help you provide the best possible care and sensibly navigate the caregiving journey.


The Friday Center
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Tuesday August 9, 2016
8:00 am to 3:00 pm


HART is conducting a breakfast bag collection to benefit Meals on Wheels
August 1 - 31

Meals on Wheels of Wake County delivers BREAKFAST BAGS to their most vulnerable clients who are in need of greater nutrition.
We are collecting boxes of:

instant oatmeal packages
breakfast bars
fruit cocktail
juice boxes
Join us as we help our senior neighbors in need!
Our Community.  Our Seniors.  Our Commitment.

Breakfast Bags
Location Drop Off Sites
Brookdale Community
1200 Carlos Drive
Raleigh, NC 27609
Brookdale Community
7870 Chapel Hill Road
Cary, NC 27513
Cambridge Village of Apex
Cambridge Village Loop
Apex, NC 27502
Transitions LifeCare
250 Hospice Circle
Raleigh, NC 27607
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh
3313 Wade Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27606
Walker Lambe Rhudy Costley & Gill, PLLC
240 Leigh Farm Road Ste. 100
Durham, NC 27707
Falls River Village and Court
1110 Falls River Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27614
Atria Oakridge
10810 Sandy Oak Lane
Raleigh, NC 27614
2245 Gateway Access Point, Ste. 101
Raleigh, NC 27607
Brighton Gardens of Raleigh
3101 Duraleigh Road
Raleigh, NC 27612
Sunrise at North Hills
615 Spring Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Sunrise of Raleigh
4801 Edwards Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27612
Sunrise of Cary
1206 W. Chatham Street
Cary, NC 27613
Capitol Financial Solutions
8816 Six Forks Road, Ste. 301
Raleigh, NC 27615

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A., Inc. - THC
101 J. Morris Commons Lane
Morrisville, NC 27560

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A., Inc. - RTP
6051 George Watts Hill Drive
RTP, NC 27709

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies U.S.A., Inc. - BIC
6040 George Watts Hill Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560

Homewatch CareGivers of the Triangle
1210 SE Maynard Road, Ste. 202
Cary, NC 27511


Next meeting on September 15, 2016
9:30 am - 11:00 am
You must become a member to attend.

Meeting Location:
7615 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27615

To register, click here or contact:
Shelly Slaczka

Tuesday, July 19 

Style Finder Boutique 
Transitions GuidingLights

held a private
Ladies' Night Out Fundraiser

to support Transitions GuidingLights with local family and professional caregiving

Nicole Bruno, Henry Davis and Amber Stanley

Thank You 
Cremation Society of the Carolinas 
for your generous donation

Radio Show that Focuses on Caregiving Concerns
Did you know there is a radio show that can help you?

Caring Connections with your host Nicole Bruno on
97.9 WCHL.  Reaches mainly the Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham County markets.  Listen in at 10:00 am and 6:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays.  Or you may find the pod casts of past shows by clicking here.

If you have a caregiving question that you would love to have answered on air or if you have a topic you think we should cover please email:

Do You Know Who I Am?
7.0 CEU Dementia Training

"Do You Know Who I Am?" is an Alzheimer's Disease training program for both family and professional caregivers. It is a participatory, interactive, and innovative approach to learning how to more effectively work with individuals with dementia, especially Alzheimer's. Learn more.
Transitions GuidingLights Caregiver Training Institute

The Transitions GuidingLights Caregiver Training Institute now offers the DHSR approved Nursing Assistant 1 (NA1) program.  We also have scholarships available to Raleigh residents who qualify.  For more information about this robust and interactive program, please click here.

Information & Referral


Transitions GuidingLights is pleased to offer information and referrals to caregivers seeking resources for a loved one. Caregivers may drop in or call during regular business hours to receive personally tailored referrals to meet their specific care needs. Transitions GuidingLights provides referral services FREE of charge to family caregivers. Call (919) 371-2062 for help TODAY or Click Here To Contact Us


Caring Matters

Transitions GuidingLights offers CPR, AED, and First Aid training.  This is a two year American Heart Association certification. Contact us if you would like to be certified.  

Interest In CPR

Awakening Program

The Awakening Program is a comprehensive life management program designed for individuals afflicted with dementia, especially Alzheimer's and their caregivers.

Caring Matters

Caring Matters is a 14 video series designed to educate you about the various aspects of caregiving.  Click Here For Videos



Caring Connections

Caring Connections is a weekly radio show for caregivers about caregiving.  This show has entered its third year of production and can be heard locally on WCHL.  All shows are also available via podcast by clicking 

Lending Library

The Transitions GuidingLights lending library houses hundreds of books to aid caregivers in their journey as well as books that will help you to prepare to care.  For your convenience we also have a complete listing of our titles online which can be found here.

Skills Lab

Transitions GuidingLights has a skills lab available. Are you unsure of how to provide assistance with activities of daily living for a loved one? If so, contact us and we would be glad to set up an appointment with one of our nurses who will work with you to practice the skills you need to become a more confident caregiver. Contact us by clicking here.

Thank You!! Community Partners
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3724 National Drive, Suite 130, Raleigh, NC 27612 919.371.2062

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