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Being Mortal – PBS Program

You’re invited to a free screening and discussion of the PBS program “Being Mortal” on June 13th, 11:30-1:30pm at the JR Kernodle Senior Center ( 1535 S. Mebane Street, Burlington NC) or June 14th 6:00-7:30pm at Hospice and Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell (914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215). You will be part of a national dialog taking place in our community that asks “Have you and your family had the tough conversations and planned ahead?” “Being Mortal” delves into the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores the relationships between patients and their doctors. It follows a surgeon, Dr. Atul Gawande, as he shares stories from the people and families he encounters. When Dr. Gawande’s own father gets cancer, his search for answers about how to best care for the dying becomes a personal quest.

Watch a short trailer here After the screening, you can participate in a guided conversation on how to take concrete steps to identify and communicate wishes about end-of-life goals and preferences. See this moving documentary, join the conversation, and explore what matters to you.

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Get an energizing workout and challenge your brain with a fun-filled evening of square dancing. Try it FREE on Friday, April 21 from 8-10 pm at Binkley Baptist Church, 1712 Willow Drive, Chapel Hill! Learn a lot, laugh a lot! Make new friends! If you enjoy it, ten sessions (Fridays, 7:00-8:30pm April 28-June 30) cost just $40 per person! No experience necessary, but a partner is encouraged. Wear comfortable shoes and a smile! Questions? Ask Rebekah 919-542-3708 or or visit

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Benevolence Farm CSA

csa1Join the Benevolence Farm CSA this fall and support formerly incarcerated women as they transition into our community. Benevolence Farm is an innovative social enterprise non-profit located in Graham, NC. Our mission is to provide women leaving prison with the opportunity to live and work on a farm where they grow food, nourish self, and foster community. Our CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, is one way to support residents and their re-entry process.

Instead of buying produce at a farmers’ market or a grocery store, CSA members purchase a share of a farm’s harvest up-front. This model is beneficial to farmers because they can use CSA profit to purchase supplies, make plans for crops before the season unfolds, and anticipate harvest yields. Once Benevolence Farm residents move in and take ownership of the farm enterprise, the CSA will be a way for them to practice business management, customer relations, and a number of other transferrable business skills that they can apply to future careers. By becoming a Benevolence Farm CSA member you are not only purchasing fresh, locally grown produce but also supporting residents in their re-entry journies.

The fall CSA season runs from approximately September 19-November 21. A full share costs $250 ($25 of produce/week for 10 weeks) and a half share is $150 ($15 of produce/week for 10 weeks) Pick up locations in Graham, Elon, Burlington, Durham, and Chapel Hill available. More information and CSA sign up can be found here.

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