For more than 70 years, Triangle Family Services (TFS) has helped families in need by working to eliminate family violence, improve financial stability, and promote emotional well-being. The non-profit coordinates diverse programs, including consumer credit counseling services, individual and family counseling, and medication management. Numerous volunteers and partner organizations help keep TFS running, along with the patronage of the general public during special events such as the family-centric Tea with Santa, taking place on November 29 at The Umstead Hotel and Spa from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., and an adults only evening gala located the same night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
For more than two decades, Village Cleaners' employees have cleansed garments, garnered expertise, and built a community reputation. Each of their three locations has a convenient drive-through drop-off window, and they are the dry cleaner of choice for several local hotels. More efficient processes allowed the laundry pros to lower prices and tackle more difficult tasks such as cleaning silk upholstery and hand cleansing expensive, fine-fabric clothing such as pants woven from Salvador Dali's shaved-off mustache hair. They also reinvest extra profits into local charities as a means to give back to the community that supported their growth.
Staffed by a dozen licensed and certified trainers, physical therapists, and dietitians, Excel Body Fitness presents clients with the tools and knowledge needed for every facet of physical fitness. Members can reserve spots in any of Excel’s traditional fitness classes—such as cycling, TRX, and Zumba—or sign up for the X-Series program. Pioneered by Excel, the program features a foundation of four innovative workouts: X-Energy (a combination of boot camp, CrossFit, and gladiator training), X-Commando (concentrated strength training), X-Plosive (martial-arts-based regimens), and X-Fusion (core strength and balance).
Founded by the creators of Carolina Pottery in 2013, Home South offers affordable, southern-influenced décor to fill houses with style and charm. Browse the shop’s carefully curated merchandise, ranging from weather-friendly furniture for the patio to bottles of wine for the cupboard. In the outdoor cushions and pillows section, you’ll find textiles designed to withstand the elements. Embrace your inner craft-maker or interpretive dancer at the ribbons and floral department. There are colorful pots and pans alongside baking sheets and mixing bowls in the kitchenware department.
The Center for Volunteer Caregiving helps Wake County seniors and adults with disabilities maintain their independence and quality of life by providing services such as transportation and home visits. Through its Caregiver Support Program, the center also provides a temporary respite for full-time caregivers who are supporting a loved one with dementia or other disabling conditions. Caregivers can take much-needed time for themselves as trained volunteers offer quality companionship to the family member in need.
At Cary Flow Yoga, the staff leads Vinyasa yoga classes for beginners and level 1 and 2 students. Generally speaking, the classes consist of holding postures and breathing exercises to maintain and support these poses. For a change of pace, Cary Flow Yoga also offers TRX suspension-training and the Ballet Burn workout. Individuals coping with back soreness or ailments may seek treatment from their chiropractor, Doctor of Chiropractic Amanda LoPiccolo.