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Life at Carol Woods is full of many exciting and new experiences. Follow community happenings right here on the Carol Woods community blog.

Resident Participation in Prison Ministries

December 1, 2016

- One of the few bright spots in the dismal picture of United States incarceration is an effort by religious communities to improve the lives of prisoners and aid their transition to life “on the outside.” Some Carol Woods residents began participating in such efforts long before coming to North Carolina. Others began their work here. Most are connected with the prisoners at the Orange Correctional Center (OCC), a minimum security prison in Hillsborough. A few of these residents have volunteered to share their experiences

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Poetry at Carol Woods

November 14, 2016

- Our residents tend to be very well read, and many have considerable literary talent. Enjoy this poem written by one of our residents. We think it's perfect for contemplating on a fall day.

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The Backstory of Carol Woods Online

October 12, 2016

- Who would have thought that in a mere four years, Carol Woods could go from an “off the shelf” web portal to a sophisticated website named Carol Woods Online. The story starts in the spring of 2011 when Jane A. and Pat B. petitioned Carol Woods management and the Residents Association to form an Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC for short).

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Barn Quilts Come to Carol Woods

September 23, 2016

- In late spring, residents from assisted living and the health center gathered with members of the Life Enrichment staff and the Art Committee to paint barn quilt squares. Barn quilts are single quilt square designs which have been enlarged and painted on a piece of plywood generally two to eight feet square. These quilts are displayed on barns or other outdoor spaces.

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The Busy B's

July 14, 2016

- The Bats, Bees and Butterflies Service Committee has been on the move.

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