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Home Care In Elon, NC

Home Care Elon, NC

They say that your golden years are the best years of your life. For most older Americans, that's how it should be - a time to relax, reflect, and live life in a familiar place. After all, senior citizens in the U.S. have worked tirelessly to build a better economy, serve their communities, and raise families.

However, as seniors grow older, completing daily tasks like showering and enjoying activities such as visiting the historic Alan J. White Bell Tower gets harder without someone by their side. Unfortunately, many older Americans aren't able to rely on their adult children for help. The reality in today's world is that family members do not have the skills or time to dedicate to caring for their parents. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.

Our in-home care services are for people who prefer to stay at home as they grow older but need ongoing care that family or friends cannot provide. More and more older adults prefer to live far away from long-term, institutionalized facilities and closer to the place where they feel most comfortable - their home. Home care in Elon, NC is a safe, effective way to give your loved ones the care they need when they need it the most.

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The Always Best Care Difference

Since 1996, Always Best Care has provided non-medical in-home care for seniors to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle as they get older. We are proud to have helped more than 25,000 seniors maintain higher levels of dignity and respect. We focus on providing seniors with the highest level of in-home care available so that they may live happily and independently.

Unlike some senior care companies, we genuinely want to be included in our clients' lives. We believe that personalized care is always the better option over a "one size fits all" approach. To make sure our senior clients receive the best care possible, we pair them with compassionate caregivers who understand their unique needs. That way, they may provide care accordingly without compromising their wellbeing.

The Always Best Care difference lies in life's little moments - where compassionate care and trustworthy experience come together to help seniors live a fruitful, healthy life. Whether you are an aging adult that can't quite keep up with life's daily tasks or the child of a senior who needs regular in-home services, Always Best Care is here to help.


“Great place to work. Such an amazing team in the office, clients, and a great owner. Samantha goes above and beyond for our company. Very understanding! Wouldn’t ask for a better company to work for!”

Maddie C.

“I am Very satisfied that Samantha (the owner) took fast action once our sweet Angel passed away with helping me find work with another sweet client. The staff will help to find you steady hours depending on your availability. I am blessed to be able to work for a company that will work with me & care about my needs. If a situation does come up (no company is perfect :)) Sam will work swiftly to correct any issues & that means a lot to us the caregivers moving forward within the company. I am grateful for my employment with Always Best Care.”

Jessica G.

“I’m thankful for Always Best Care .. I’ve met some amazing people because of them. I absolutely adore every single client I’ve cared for ???? I love the fact that the schedulers are always intuitive, helpful and super amazing ????.. and they’ve taken care of us caregivers as well. I’m a PROUD ABC CAREGIVER!!!!! ~Jessica Ramos~”

Gabriella B.

“Always best care is the best senior care to work for. They have the best clients and staff. The staff are always calling to check in and answering calls on time. Even if I leave a voicemail they call back in a great timely manner. The schedulers are all some as well.”

Sierra J.

“I absolutely love working with ABC they are very helpful and understanding and they work around your schedule and they are very friendly, they make sure your healthy and make sure your not hurting and if you are hurting they call and make sure your okay. I love everyone at ABC”

Alexus A.

“I bn with this company for Abt a year and I love working for them . They work with you,they care about ur personal life/ problems, really good at matching you with good clients..”

Jamie T.

“Always best care is such a great company. I have been with the company 7 years. They always go above and beyond to make sure residents are taken care of.”

Hannah S.

“Every time I call the office the staff are very friendly. I enjoy what I do.”

Tinisia C.

“My experience at Always Best care has been nothing but absolutely amazing.great staff and very outstanding work place.this a good company to work for..I have nothing but great things to say abt the Owner and Director,I will be working here until the plc close basically forever!! Scheduling supervisor again my experience Great!!!!”

Hamilla R.

“Great place to work!....Smart and Hard Working group of individuals!”


“I love working for Always Best Care! They're understanding, have a wonderful team in the office that helps make our jobs easier as caregivers! Easy to talk to and communicate. A great atmosphere, fun activities and different things throughout different times that make the work days a little more light and fun!”

Katie B.

“This is an awesome agency to work for. They will put you to work asap!”

Kim J.

“Hi my name Amiya and I have been working for ABC for almost 4 months now. I really love this job because it’s very flexible especially since I’m a full time college student. It’s really hard to find jobs like this and if you need days they don’t mind as long your attendance isn’t bad. They are also very understanding. It’s really a great job and I love helping people.”


“ABC is a great company that cares about their employees. The pay is good and everyone in the office is extremely helpful. It’s easy to get time off, (just let them know 2 weeks ahead of time). We have monthly in-service & education is offered in person or via zoom. We are given the tools we need to succeed.”

Laraine T.

“Best agency I have ever worked for..”

Valeie S.

“I've worked with some of the greatest clients. They match you to perfection......”

Shanenna S.

“I want to give a review for caregiver Tena. She is top notch for my husband and with helping me in our home. Tena goes above and beyond in all areas. She is so eager each day she’s with us and ensures my husband’s needs are met throughout the day. Tena ensures my husband gets his exercise, his meals and drink needs are met and daily walks outside. She always has supplies ready and keeps everything so clean and sanitary. Very thankful to have Tena as part of my husbands care.”


“Abigail with Always Best Care is a great community partner. She's an asset to the company and always shows up with a smile!”

Nichole S.

“We have used Always Best for 2 years for my Dad before he passed & now 2 years for my Mom. They are the best! Laura J. With Always Best is phenomenal. She is always pleasant & prompt. She is always willing to go a step beyond to help my Mom in every way with the best attitude!”


“I am a current client of this provider Tonya S. Is my Dad’s aide. I just cannot say enough good about her. She is very kind and caring. She has really brought my Dad out of his shell and keeps him active and involved. Tonya is a professional with a great big care givers heart. We feel very fortunate to have her. The team at ABC has been very helpful and we are very happy with our decision to use Always Best Care!!!”

Christine K.

“Sara Bynum is the best example of a CAREGIVER! Caring is her specialité..She is always prompt, cheerful, patient, industrious, generous, personable, organized, and, additionally, has a delightful sense of humor. I can't sing her praises loud enough!”

Aileen T.

“Our family has been pleased with ABC services, thankful for a company to be able to rely on for my Dad's care.”

T C.

“I’m in need of a caregiver for my son and Always Best Senior Care is one of the companies that I contacted. Although they were unable to provide services to us (through no fault of their own) mallory trip time to refer us to a company, including phone number to contact for services. She was very helpful, kind, and attentive to our needs. I appreciate the time they took to assist me the best way they could.”

Lisa L.

“Caregivers (Raina & Aiyana) are very caring and helpful to my father's needs,”

Linda L.

“My husband's caregiver Taylor is so very patient with him. She does her work without supervision. We are proud to have her in our home. Sincerely, Jack & Lou”

Jack H.

What is Non-Medical Senior Care in Elon, NC?


Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it is especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age.


When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.


The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.


At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one gets older, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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Types of Elderly Care in Elon, NC

To give our senior clients the best care possible, we offer a full spectrum of in-home care services:

Personal Care

Personal Care Services

If your senior loved one has specific care needs, our personal care services are a great choice to consider. Personal care includes the standard caregiving duties associated with companion care and includes help with tasks such as dressing and grooming. Personal care can also help individuals with chronic conditions like diabetes.

Common personal care services include assistance with:

  • Eating
  • Mobility Issues
  • Incontinence
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grooming

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Home Helper

Home Helper Services

Sometimes, seniors need helpful reminders to maintain a high quality of life at home. If you or your senior has trouble with everyday tasks like cooking, our home helper services will be very beneficial.

Common home helper care services include assistance with:

  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Preparation
  • Pet Care
  • Prescription Refills
  • Morning Wake-Up
  • Walking
  • Reading
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Companionship Services

Companionship Services

Using this kind of care is a fantastic way to make life easier for you or your senior loved one. At Always Best Care, our talented caregivers often fill the role of a companion for seniors. That way, older adults can enjoy their favorite local activities, such as visiting Beth Schmidt Park with friends while also receiving the care they need daily or weekly.

Common companionship services include:

  • Grocery Shopping
  • Transportation to Appointments
  • Nutritional Assistance
  • Conversation
  • Planning Outings
  • Completing Errands
  • Transportation to Community
  • Events and Social Outings
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Respite Care

Respite Care Services

According to AARP, more than 53 million adults living in the U.S. provide care to someone over 50 years old. Unfortunately, these caregivers experience stress, exhaustion, and even depression. Our respite care services help family caregivers address urgent obligations, spend time with their children, and enjoy nearby activities. Perhaps more importantly, respite care gives family members time to recharge and regroup. Taking personal time to de-stress reduces the risk of caregiver burnout. So, if you've always wanted to eat at the local The Mark at Elon or visit Cedarock Historical Farm, don't feel bad. Doing so is great for both you and your loved one.

At the end of the day, our goal is to become a valuable part of your senior's daily routine. That way, we may help give them the highest quality of life possible. We know that staying at home is important for your loved one, and we are here to help make sure that is possible.

If you have been on the fence about non-medical home care, there has never been a better time than now to give your senior the care, assistance, and companionship they deserve.

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Benefits of Home Care in Elon, NC

Always Best Care in-home services are for older adults who prefer to stay at home but need ongoing care that friends and family cannot provide. In-home care is a safe, effective way for seniors to age gracefully in a familiar place and live independent, non-institutionalized lives. The benefits of non-medical home care are numerous. Here are just a few reasons to consider senior care services from Always Best Care:

Always Best Care offers a full array of care options for patients at all levels of health. With our trusted elderly care services, your loved one will receive the level of care necessary for them to enjoy the highest possible quality of life.

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit - something that is unavailable to many older people today.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a strange nursing home, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:

How much does a senior's home truly mean to them?

A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, then, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old.

With the help of elderly care in Elon, NC, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors.

Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.

For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like a nursing home. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier and more affordable to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, seniors who age in the comfort of their homes can save thousands of dollars per month.

In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, are often less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

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Affordable Care

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

If your loved one qualifies, Medicaid may help reduce in-home care costs. Review your NC's Medicaid program laws and benefits, and make sure your senior's financial and medical needs meet Medicaid eligibility requirements.
Attendance and aid benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.
Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.
Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.
Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.
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Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers.

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Elon, NC understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

Assisted Living Referral Services

While it's true that many seniors prefer to age at home, sometimes in-home care isn't the best fit. For those seniors and their families, choosing an assisted living facility makes more sense. Unfortunately, finding the optimal care facility is easier said than done in today's day and age. That's when Always Best Care's assisted living referral services begin to make a lot of sense.

Assisted living is a form of housing intended for seniors who require varying degrees of medical and personal attention. Accommodations may include single rooms, apartments, or shared living arrangements. Assisted living communities are typically designed to resemble a home-like environment and are physically constructed to encourage the independence of residents.

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At assisted living communities, seniors receive help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating. They may also benefit from coordination of services with outside healthcare providers, and monitoring of resident activities to ensure their health, safety, and well-being. Caregivers who work at assisted living communities can also provide medication administration and personal care services for older adults.

Other services offered within assisted living communities can include some or all of the following:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Recreational Activities
  • Social Outings
  • Emergency Medical Response
  • Medication Monitoring
  • Family Visitation
  • Personal Care
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At Always Best Care, our representatives can match your senior's emotional, physical, and financial needs with viable assisted living communities nearby. Results are based on comparative data, so you can select the best choice for you or your loved one.

Always Best Care works closely with local senior living communities to gain valuable knowledge that we then use to help seniors and their loved ones make informed decisions. This information can include basic care and rent, resident availability, and services provided. Because Always Best Care is compensated by these communities, we provide senior living referral services at no extra cost to you.

Some of the most popular assisted living communities to consider in our area include the following:

  • Blakey Hall Retirement Community
  • Elon Village Homes
  • The Oaks Of Alamance
  • Twin Lakes Community
  • Brookdale Burlington
  • Alamance House
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For many seniors, moving into a senior living community revolves around how and when they want to make a transition to more involved care. Some seniors are more proactive about transitioning to independent living. Others choose to remain home until their care needs or other requirements are satisfied. Remember - our staff is here to help. Contact our office today to learn more about assisted living communities and how we can find a facility that exceeds your expectations.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Always Best Care Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

A discussion of your needs and how our trained caregivers can offer assistance in the most effective way


A draft of your care plan, which includes highly detailed notes and a framework for the care that you or your senior will receive


Discuss payment options and help coordinate billing with your insurance provider


Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

At the end of the day, we only hire the best of the best at Always Best Care. Whether you need home care in Elon, NC 24-hours a day or only need a respite for a couple of hours, we are here to serve you.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

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Latest News in Elon, NC

No. 20 NC State Hosts NC Central and Elon In Double-Header

RALEIGH, NC- No. 17 NC State men's tennis is set to host Elon at 12:00 PM and North Carolina Central at 4:00 PM in a double-header Sunday evening in Raleigh, NC.Admission to Sunday's match is free. Fans will not need to obtain a virtual parking permit upon arrival. Free donuts will be handed out at Sunday's match to the first 75 fans in attendance.The Pack head into Sunday's double-header 5-3 after sweeping Campbell 7-0 Thursday night in Raleigh, marking the first outdoor match of the season.Pack...

RALEIGH, NC- No. 17 NC State men's tennis is set to host Elon at 12:00 PM and North Carolina Central at 4:00 PM in a double-header Sunday evening in Raleigh, NC.

Admission to Sunday's match is free. Fans will not need to obtain a virtual parking permit upon arrival. Free donuts will be handed out at Sunday's match to the first 75 fans in attendance.

The Pack head into Sunday's double-header 5-3 after sweeping Campbell 7-0 Thursday night in Raleigh, marking the first outdoor match of the season.

Pack in the Rankings:

ITA Rankings were released Feb. 20 with the Pack making an appearance at the No. 20,

Junior Junior Braden Shick, and senior Robin Carty both also climbed the charts in ITA singles rankings this week. Catry now sits at No. 61, and Shick at No. 109. Junior Joe Wayand is also featured at No. 124. Wayand is also joined by Martin Borisiouk at the No. 22 spot in ITA doubles rankings.

Scouting Phoenix:

Elon heads into Sunday's match 4-3 so far this season. The Phoenix are set to host Hampton Saturday, Feb. 24 in Elon, NC. The Phoenix are on a 4 match win streak defeating fellow North Carolina schools such as Campbell, UNC Asheville, and Gardner-Webb. Elon went head to head early in the season against future Pack opponents No. 3 Wake Forest, and No. 31 North Carolina. The Phoenix put up a fight against top-3 Wake Forest falling short 2-5 in the final. The Pack currently hold an 8-0 overall record over the Phoenix. The last meeting between the two programs was Feb. 26, 2023. The Wolfpack defeated the Phoenix 5-2 in Raleigh, NC.

Scouting the Eagles:

North Carolina Central heads into Sunday's match 2-5 so far this season. The Eagles hosted Hampton Friday, Feb. 23 in Durham, NC which the Eagles defeated 6-1 earlier in the season. This will be the Eagle's 9th match up of the season, and seventh time facing the Wolfpack. NC Central has gone head to head this season against opponents such as No. 37 North Carolina, No. 31 Princeton, and No. 13 Duke. The last meeting between the two programs was last season when the Pack hosted the Eagles in Raleigh. The Wolfpack currently hold a 6-0 overall record over the Eagles with a clean sweep in all appearances, not giving up a single match.

Up Next:

The Pack will begin ACC on the road traveling to Blacksburg, VA Mar. 1 to take on No. 51 Virginia Tech at 2:30 PM.

#PackRisin | @packmenstennis

Student media organizations honored among state’s best

Elon News Network, Phi Psi Cli yearbook and Colonnades Literary & Art Journal collect Best of Show honors at the annual North Carolina College Media Association gathering at High Point University.Elon News Network, Phi Psi Cli yearbook and Colonnades Literary & Art Journal all won Best of Show awards on Feb. 24 from the North Carolina College Media Association. More than a dozen students were honored in the individual categories, as w...

Elon News Network, Phi Psi Cli yearbook and Colonnades Literary & Art Journal collect Best of Show honors at the annual North Carolina College Media Association gathering at High Point University.

Elon News Network, Phi Psi Cli yearbook and Colonnades Literary & Art Journal all won Best of Show awards on Feb. 24 from the North Carolina College Media Association. More than a dozen students were honored in the individual categories, as well.

The awards were presented at the association’s conference for college media students and advisers held at High Point University.

The awards contest included hundreds of entries from more than 20 college media outlets from across the state. Below is a list of the Elon winners.

Best of Show – Newspaper The Pendulum Issues from April 5, 2023 and Sept. 13, 2023

Best of Show – Website Elon News Network

Best of Show – Yearbook Phi Psi Cli

Best of Show – Literary Magazine Colonnades

3rd Place – Digital Storytelling Jenna Manderioli Finding folk: the Festival of Discovery

Honorable Mention – Digital Storytelling Cailey Cetani Alamance County’s art community rebounds: a tale of resilience and renewal

1st Place – Digital Storytelling Naomi Washington Elon University faculty struggle to navigate new NC By Train schedule

1st Place – Feature Writing Sarah T. Moore Student-run dance production ‘Semicolon’ offers hopeful narrative to Elon University community

1st Place – Illustration/Graphic Erin Martin Elon’s revolving door

3rd Place – News Writing Abigail Hobbs Elon University senior staff members’ leaving shakes up university

1st Place – News Writing Alicia Clanton and Alexandra Schneider Cheating or a resource: Elon University faculty balance ChatGPT in classroom

1st Place – Opinion Writing Erin Sockolof The war for insulin affordability isn’t over yet

2nd Place – Opinion Writing Alex Nettles Future educators have a disproportionate burden to bear

Honorable Mention – Photography Sarah T. Moore Hispanic Heritage Month

1st Place – Single or Two-Page Design Jared Foutz Page 4, Nov. 1, 2023

2nd Place – Single or Two-Page Design Audrey Geib Page 5, Nov. 1, 2023

2nd Place – Sports Writing Mason Willett and Abigail Hobbs Elon University volleyball player turns to coaching after medical issues

Honorable Mention – Sports Writing Miles Hayford Community weighs transgender sports ban

2nd Place – Nonfiction Lucas Leveillee “Early Thoughts on Me and Men”

Elon University students attending the NCCMA conference included Jo Bogart ’26; Kenna Dubraski ’25; Miles Hayford ’27; Ryan Kupperman ’25; Erin Martin ’25; Liliana Molina ’27; Alex Nettles ’26; Carissa Pallander ’25; Charlotte Pfabe ’27; Sophie Rosenthal ’24; and Avery Sloan ’25. They were accompanied by Colin Donohue, School of Communications director of student engagement and special projects and instructor in journalism, and Kelly Furnas, senior lecturer in journalism.

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The Hon. Cheri Beasley named Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Professor at Elon Law

The former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court is teaching classes and mentoring students as a yearlong member of the Elon Law faculty.A trailblazing North Carolina legal leader has joined the Elon University School of Law faculty as the university’s first named recipient of the Justice Sandra Day O’Connor endowed professorship.The Hon. Cheri Beasley, who in 2019 became the first African-American woman to serve as chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, will teach courses on appellate practi...

The former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court is teaching classes and mentoring students as a yearlong member of the Elon Law faculty.

A trailblazing North Carolina legal leader has joined the Elon University School of Law faculty as the university’s first named recipient of the Justice Sandra Day O’Connor endowed professorship.

The Hon. Cheri Beasley, who in 2019 became the first African-American woman to serve as chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, will teach courses on appellate practice over the next year while delivering a public lecture and contributing to professional development opportunities for students and faculty alike.

“Chief Justice Beasley’s state and national leadership as a judge and her commitment to civic engagement make her an ideal professor for Elon Law students,” said Elon University President Connie Ledoux Book. “Like the law students, I also look forward to learning from her deep knowledge of the law and judicial process during future campus conversations.”

The Justice Sandra Day O’Connor endowed professorship was established to bring to Elon University distinguished legal figures whose contributions to society reflect the tenets and values of the first woman confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States. A year after her 2005 retirement from the bench, O’Connor presided over Elon Law’s first Convocation when the school opened its doors to its charter class.

“I am honored to be Elon’s inaugural Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Professor of Law,” Beasley said. “We know what a maverick and trailblazer Justice O’Connor was to this nation. We know how actively engaged she was in the early days of the School of Law and how much she really believed in the ability of Elon Law to cultivate leaders.

“We also know that she was literally one of a kind as the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court and what a model she was for our nation, particularly for women lawyers, in a way that helps all students to believe in their fullest potential.”

Beasley served as a public defender in Cumberland County before she began her judicial career in 1999 as a North Carolina District Court judge. She was elected in 2008 to serve as an associate judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals and, four years later, was appointed to the Supreme Court of North Carolina, subsequently winning election to the position in 2014.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper appointed Beasley to serve as chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court following the 2019 resignation of Chief Justice Mark Martin. At the time, Beasley was only the fourth African-American woman in the country’s history to serve as chief justice of any state’s highest court.

Beasley also has served in several leadership roles in the North Carolina Bar Association, as a member of the N.C. Bar Foundation Endowment Committee, and as a member of the American Bar Association Standing Committee for Legal Aid and Indigent Defense.

Beasley holds a Master of Laws in Judicial Studies from Duke University, a J.D. from The University of Tennessee College of Law, and a bachelor’s degree from Douglass College of Rutgers University.

She holds honorary doctorates from Fayetteville State University and North Carolina Central University, and she is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from both The University of Tennessee Knoxville and Rutgers University.

Beasley has been inducted into The Douglass Society, the highest honor bestowed by Douglass College of Rutgers University, and is the recipient of multiple other awards and honors including the Fayetteville State University Chancellor’s Medallion, the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys’ Gwyneth B. Davis Award, and The University of Tennessee Knoxville Trailblazer Award. She is also an inductee into the Rutgers University African-American Alumni Alliance Hall of Fame.

“We are so lucky to have Chief Justice Beasley join our law school community,” said Elon Law Dean Zak Kramer. “At every step of her career, Chief Justice Beasley has made service the foundation of her work. I can’t think of a better person to guide our students as they prepare to enter the legal profession.”

North Carolina’s 2022 Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate recently concluded service as a Fall 2023 Resident Fellow of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. She has since joined the Raleigh office of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. as a shareholder in addition to her appointment at Elon University.

“I’m really excited about being a part of the Elon Law family,” Beasley said. “Elon Law students really have the whole world ahead of them. There are a wealth of opportunities available, and I’m excited about working together on leadership development and watching them succeed.

“This is going to be a fruitful relationship and I look forward to being a part of the community.”

Elon Law is the preeminent school for engaged and experiential learning in law. With a focus on learning by doing, it integrates traditional classroom instruction with a required, full-time residency-in-practice field placement for all full-time students during the winter or spring of their second year. The law school’s distinctive curriculum provides a logically sequenced program of professional preparation and is accomplished in 2.5 years, which provides exceptional value by lowering tuition and permitting graduates early entry into their careers.

Elon Law in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina, has graduated more than 1,500 alumni since opening its doors in 2006. Its annual enrollment now tops 440 students and the law school is regularly featured in PreLaw Magazine’s “Best Schools for Practical Training” rankings, reaching #5 in the nation in 2023.

The Elon Law Flex Program, a part-time, in-person program of legal study for working professionals in Charlotte, N.C., will begin in Fall 2024 following programmatic and campus approvals by the American Bar Association and SACSCOC, respectively.

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New Queen City internship grant to provide opportunities in Charlotte

New fund supports students engaging in transformational internships through local partnerships in CharlotteElon is launching the new Queen City Internship Grant to provide funding for eligible students participating in the Elon in Charlotte summer or fall Study USA programs. Priority is given to unpaid internships, internships with a nonprofit and students completing their first credit-bearing internship. The grant is available though Elon’s nation...

New fund supports students engaging in transformational internships through local partnerships in Charlotte

Elon is launching the new Queen City Internship Grant to provide funding for eligible students participating in the Elon in Charlotte summer or fall Study USA programs. Priority is given to unpaid internships, internships with a nonprofit and students completing their first credit-bearing internship. The grant is available though Elon’s national campus initiative in coordination with the Student Professional Development Center.

The goal is for students to feel a strong sense of connection to Charlotte by working throughout the community. This grant is especially impactful for arts and sciences students as many of their internship opportunities are unpaid or low-paying.

Selected interns will receive an internship stipend and a Study USA grant. The internship stipend amount is based on projected internship hours, need and other internship-related requirements. Students are guaranteed a $1,000 minimum internship stipend and a $1,500 Study USA grant, which can be used to help cover the cost of participating in the Elon in Charlotte program.

“The Queen City Internship program fully immerses Elon students in the Charlotte community through local engagement and allows students opportunities for experiential learning that may not be possible without this program,” said Karen Neff, assistant director of Elon Charlotte. “I’m excited to welcome more Elon students to Charlotte and witness their contributions to the Charlotte community as well as the impact the community will have on each student’s own personal growth and professional development.”

The Queen City Internship Grant program is about encouraging our students to get engaged in meaningful community-based projects. Tony Weaver, the 2023-25 Faculty Administrative Fellow, said it is a priority to bring talented students from various majors into the Charlotte community and this new grant supports that. “Imagine a business analytics major applying their skills so a nonprofit understands its audience better and designs a more effective way to communicate or a student from public health or psychology working directly with community leaders to examine food deserts in the area,” Weaver said. “We hope the financial support provided from the grant gives our students opportunities to expand their internship search to include companies that may not have the resources to hire a full-time intern. We want this to be beneficial to our students as well as the company and the larger Charlotte community.”

Elon’s newest Study USA program, Elon in Charlotte, launched in August. Students live, take classes, intern and network with alumni in one of the fastest-growing cities in America. Charlotte serves as a finance hub for the country and hosts major health systems, life sciences firms, sports teams, media organizations and more. The summer Elon in Charlotte program is open to all majors. The fall program, the Sport Experience, offers a variety of sport management courses.

Questions about the grant? Contact Karen Neff at [email protected].

Apply for the grant here.

Apply for the Elon in Charlotte summer or fall program here.

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Elon Law Flex Program: A Part-Time Law School Program in Charlotte

As of February 2024, Elon Law has been given approval from the American Bar Association and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.A Part-Time Law School Program that Fits Your Schedule. In Person. In Charlotte.You shouldn’t have to move away to pursue your dream of practicing law.Recognizing an unmet demand for legal education in the larges...

As of February 2024, Elon Law has been given approval from the American Bar Association and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

A Part-Time Law School Program that Fits Your Schedule. In Person. In Charlotte.

You shouldn’t have to move away to pursue your dream of practicing law.

Recognizing an unmet demand for legal education in the largest American city without a law school, and with permissions from the American Bar Association and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Elon Law is launching an in-person, part-time program in Charlotte starting in Fall 2024. The Elon Law Flex Program will replicate, over four years, our highly experiential curriculum with the same distinguished faculty teaching in-person to meet the needs of aspiring attorneys in the Queen City seeking to study law while continuing to work, care for family members, or fulfill other obligations.

At the same time, students in the Flex Program will have the opportunity to take many of the same elective courses (plus others tailored to the Charlotte market such as banking law, health law, and sports and entertainment law) and participate in extracurricular and experiential learning programs. Elon Law already has a strong connection to Charlotte through the residencies-in-practice and internships our students complete with the city’s law firms, judges, and corporations. The Flex Program will allow us to build on those relationships.

We know the Elon Law Flex Program is a great opportunity for career professionals, those who are daytime caregivers, and others unable to commit to a full-time legal education. For those who are completing their undergraduate studies or who wish to begin their legal careers in as little time as possible, our established, full-time 2.5-year program in Greensboro is an ideal offering. Contact our admissions team to discuss which program may be best for you.

Be a part of growing the Charlotte legal community from within.

South End, a bustling neighborhood filled with restaurants, retail, and industry just minutes from the Uptown central business district, is where Elon Law will teach the next generation of aspiring attorneys. Learn from our faculty in Elon University’s new state-of-the-art regional center at 330 West Tremont Avenue, a short walk from the LYNX Blue Line light rail system. Ample parking shared with Hi-Wire Brewing Co. makes Elon’s Charlotte Regional Center a convenient location for working professionals to attend evening classes and to network with future colleagues.

With a focus on learning by doing unlike anywhere else, Elon University School of Law has integrated traditional classroom instruction with a required, full-time residency-in-practice field placement with a judge or attorney for all students. Our established curriculum in Greensboro today provides a logically sequenced program of professional preparation and is accomplished in 2.5 years, which provides exceptional value by lowering tuition and allowing graduates to begin their legal careers six months earlier than other law schools.

Our approach, complemented by opportunities to study in legal clinics, compete in moot court competitions, and edit scholarly articles for the Elon Law Review, regularly earns Elon Law national recognition for practical training. No wonder our annual number of applications for admission has increased 50% over the past decade.

Events for the Elon Law JD Flex Program in Charlotte, NC

Virtual Chat Session Online Tuesday, March 19th 12 – 1 PM **
Admissions Open House Charlotte, NC Thursday, April 25th TBD

*Register for our April Admissions Open House will open in March.

**Virtual chat session access will be sent via email the day of the event and will be available on the virtual chat sessions page. If you haven’t already done so, please fill out the “Request for Updates” form at the bottom of this page to ensure you get an email invitation for these events!

How to Apply

Elon University School of Law is now accepting applications for its Flex Program for the start term of Fall 2024. Applications are also open for our full-time program in Greensboro. Applications are reviewed and admissions offers extended on a rolling basis throughout the admissions cycle. The application for Elon Law is free of charge.

Elon Law only accepts applications submitted through the Law School Admission Council (LSAC). Applicants must complete the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), register with LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service, and provide two letters of recommendation to be forwarded to LSAC’s Credential Assembly Service. Please review the application instructions as you are completing your application.

Please note that more detailed information for the Part-Time JD Program is forthcoming about class schedules, tuition & financial aid, academic calendar, etc. following our recent approval from the ABA. Thank you for your patience!

Questions? Email us at [email protected] or call (888) ELON-LAW or (336) 279-9229. We look forward to helping you achieve your dream of becoming a lawyer. We frequently offer virtual chat sessions and we invite you to join with a chat link sent to your email.


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