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Aging in Style at Carol Woods


Aging in Style at Carol Woods

Inclusive Retirement Community is the Hottest Ticket in the Triangle

Community. Education. Culture. Engagement. Caring. Diversity.

These are the ingredients of Carol Woods’ secret sauce that makes it one of the country’s leading Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC). And its right in our backyard!

Named for the lush Carolina landscape that surrounds the community, Carol Woods is an accredited not-for-profit situated on 120 wooded acres in Chapel Hill. The community, which was founded in 1979 by a group of local residents who wanted to retire in comfort and style, attracts residents who want to be close to the superior cultural, educational, and medical resources our area offers.

Gretchen Likins for PrideLifeExpo 2022

According to Gretchen Likins, Director of Admissions and Public Relations at Carol Woods, CCRCs provide a continuum of care, including independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing. These occur in a variety of settings, from the facility’s studio apartments to its 1- and 2-bedroom cottages and townhomes to its Early Acceptance Program.

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We Are Recruiting Our Next Chief Executive!

The LGBT Center of Raleigh has been serving and supporting the LGBTQ+ community in Raleigh and surrounding areas since 1991; previously operating as Triangle Community Works, and before that as Coalition 807. With a mission of serving, empowering, and advocating for the well-being of the diverse LGBTQ+ communities living in the Triangle and beyond, the LGBT Center of Raleigh envisions an inclusive world where LGBTQ+ people are thriving, equal, and valued members of society.

This Executive Director position offers the unique opportunity to work collaboratively with Board, Staff, and community to re-envision and rebuild a healthy, thriving community center that is committed to understanding and serving the needs of LGBTQ+ individuals of all ages, racial and gender identities/expressions, abilities socioeconomic statuses, and geography; one that can become a welcoming and inclusive hub of LGBTQ+ life in Raleigh and surrounding areas.

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The Center is Hiring!

February 14, 2022 --

We are very excited to announce that the Center is recruiting a full-time Office Manager. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a small and mighty team that manages the day-to-day operations of the Center.

The Office Manager is a key position responsible for overseeing the Center’s administrative functions, supporting accounting and bookkeeping, managing the CRM and volunteer database, and managing the facility and related vendors.

We’re looking for a  person with strong computer and data entry skills, excellent written communication skills, attention to detail and an ability to work collaboratively as a team. If you’re interested in applying (or know someone who might be), you can view the position posting on Indeed.

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Important Announcement About SAGE Central North Carolina

January 25, 2022 --

An Important Announcement About SAGE Central North Carolina

The LGBT Center of Raleigh and SAGE Central North Carolina are joining together to share this important announcement.

An opportunity has arisen for SAGE Central North Carolina to expand its impact throughout the central portion of the state, and the LGBT Center of Raleigh supports SAGE’s decision to align with another organization. While the home base for SAGE will remain in Raleigh, it is expanding its reach throughout the Triangle and central North Carolina.

The LGBT Center will continue to offer programming for LGBTQ older adults, while SAGE will be able to expand its offerings through its core programs: education, advocacy, and programs to foster social interaction.

Our organizations will continue to collaborate, and we are currently looking at opportunities to provide joint programming that will augment one another’s efforts.

While more information from both organizations will follow in the coming weeks, we are sharing responses to anticipated frequently asked questions below.

Dolph Goldenburg
Interim Executive Director
LGBT Center of Raleigh

Les Geller
SAGE Central North Carolina

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Moving forward

January 21, 2022 --

In April 2019, we announced that Lindsey Lughes would join the Center as our new Executive Director, following a national search conducted by our board. Lindsey had an impressive background in LGBTQ+ non-profit work. We were excited to have her lead our organization, which is one of the few in North Carolina to provide life-saving resources and programming to the LGBTQ+ community.

However, last summer we discovered some unusual financial activity in our books. After consulting with our accounting contractor and enlisting a law firm to investigate, Lindsey was placed on an immediate suspension. After a more thorough investigation, her employment was terminated. All of us at the Center were devastated and felt betrayed by Lindsey’s actions.

Nonprofits are particularly vulnerable to fraud for a variety of reasons, and unfortunately are less likely to report fraud to law enforcement for fear of reputation damage. We, however, made the intentional decision to quickly refer this to law enforcement and a criminal investigation is underway by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

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