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Home Care In Greensboro, NC

Home Care Greensboro, 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 Millennium Gate 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 Greensboro, 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.


“Jaye has been a great caregiver for my Mom. Jaye writes detailed care notes about Mom's day so that we know what is going on even if we live out of town. She goes the extra mile to get Mom out in the sun when the weather is nice and she paints Mom's fingernails, which Mom enjoys. Jaye doesn't hesitate to contact us if Mom needs something or if she has questions. We feel lucky to have her.”

C P.

“We would like to give a shout out to some of the caregivers. We are thankful to have Ms Loretta as a caregiver, she’s very giving, a sweet person, and she works very hard to help us. Such a blessing for Mike and myself. Taylor has such a contagious smile and is so calming for Mike. Always willing to help out however he can. A blessing to us. Tena jumps right in right away as she arrives and is so caring , willing to do whatever task to help ensure all is taken care of and cared for while she’s here. What a blessing Tonya has been for Mike, a contagious caring attitude and willingness to step in and takeover with all things while she’s here. So thankful she’s been put on our caregiver schedule.”


“We are thankful to have Ms Loretta as a caregiver, she’s very giving, a sweet person, and she works very hard to help us. Such a blessing.”


“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!”


“Great staff members to work with from the beginning. Meaning, the recruiter, hiring manager, receptionist, and scheduler. Schedulers are magnificent at finding and replacing hours if needed All staff (including caregivers) REALLY care about thier clients. ????”

Laura J.

“We used Always Best Care Senior Services to assist with 24/7 care in the home of my mother in law. We had used 4 different agencies prior to Always Best, they were exceptional. The quality, compassionate care of the care givers was unmatched and if there was ever a call out - a substitute was sent with in 2 hours. Such peace of mind! I was so impressed with the organization that I ended shifting trajectories in my career and now I am an employee. It was the best decision I ever made! I don't know what took me so long to change! I can not say enough good things about the organization as a consumer and an employee. The Loy family does an amazing job of leading a team of kind, compassionate, caring care givers who give exceptional service.”

Kathleen O.

“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.

“I am writing for my mother Alice Pearce. We are very happy with the care provided by Jaye. She goes above and beyond in providing loving care for our mother. She always has a good handoff with the previous caregiver and the subsequent caregiver, making sure they know how mother is and what she needs. Mother loves a shower and Jaye is thoughtful in fitting them in when mother wants one and always has her presentable for family visits. She is a good cook and is sensitive to what mother will enjoy, so her appetite is better on Jaye's shift. She is a good communicator with the family and always puts in informative shift notes. She has technical skills. Recently, the facility got a new wifi and she updated the equipment so it all worked. I usually get those calls and she fixed everything without my involvement. She is very flexible and will stay late and take on extra shifts at the last minute. We are indeed fortunate that she is caring for our dear mother.”

Alice P.

“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.

“Caring staff. Patient portal for family. Quick replacement/fill in caregiver.”

Stephany T.

“Britiany has been caring for my mom almost 4 years. She is so kind and patient and willing to help in any way she can. We value Britiany and think of her as family now. We have been so pleased the way in which Always Best Care has worked with us.”

Jeannie H.

“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.

“We were worried at first with someone taking care of mom. Melanie put us at ease. She is such a big help. Thank you Melanie, thank you all best!!”

Rita C.

“The staff has been very helpful. Michelle is very helpful and friendly.We have never had to have service like this before so we weren’t sure of what to expect. Things have been very good and everyone has been so easy to work with. It makes it easier on everyone in the family. I am thankful to have Michelle come and help us and to the rest of the company for their help and understanding.”

Carol E.

“God has allowed angels to be on earth to help us. My family is blessed to have one of those angels named Theresa who cares for my mother. Theresa is caring, soft spoken, loving and very nurturing in the excellent care she gives to my mother. We are so very thankful and blessed to have her in our lives! Thank you Theresa and Always Best Care!”

Elisabeth C.

“Always Best Care Senior Services has been nothing but professional,nice and very helpful and informative about their healthcare opportunities. My family and myself have been very pleased with Carmen Rhodes our caregiver.She’s very kind,compassionate and knowledgeable about her job .Great job matching us with one of your Always Best Care Senior Services employee.”

Karen M.

“We have been using Always Best Care Senior Services for my mom since early January 2023. They have done a great job of sending wonderful qualified caregivers that genuinely care for our mom. A special shout out to Alexandra Bennick, Wendy Hare, Stella Pride, Savannah Buckland and Aiyana Wright for all their hard work and wonderful care they have given mom. Not only do they do a great job caring for mom, but they clean house, prepare meals, clean dishes and many other household chores. They give my dad and the children a great sense of trust and security knowing she is being well taken care of!”

Greg S.

“You could give Connie Rangel-Ledezma a bonus every day because she is that special to us. Without her, Bob would not be where he is today. She is valued by us and we hope by you! Give her 2 bonuses!!”

Gail N.

“I have worked with about 6 agencies over the last 3 years and Samantha and her team at Always Best Care have been helpful, caring and supportive! They have been there for the unexpected and for the day to day care of my husband. When I need anything, even just a calm voice on the phone, they are there. Our caregiver, Maggie, has become a wonderful part of our family. She truly loves her job and taking care of Tony. She helps me to be less stressed taking care of my husband.”

Kandi S.

“Harvey has become a part of our family! He is so kind and considerate to my father as he cares for him daily. His compassion and desire for the elderly is shown each time he comes to his house. If it were not for Harvey, I would not be able to work, nor would I have peace of mind that Daddy is being taken care of. Thank you Harvey for all that you do and the love that you show to daddy.”

Janet R.

“Thank you to Ted for helping us make the adjustment to in-home care! We appreciate your willingness to put up with some negative reactions to your companionship for Bill while I am away from home.”

Susan L.

“Cindy is the perfect fit for my needs and is always kind and respectful toward my husband. I could not have hand picked a better person.”

Pam S.

What is Non-Medical Senior Care in Greensboro, 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 Greensboro, 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 City of Greensboro - Country 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 Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar or visit Sunset Hills Historic District, 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 Greensboro, 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 Greensboro, 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 Greensboro, 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:

  • Carriage House Senior Living Community
  • Best Assisted Living Greensboro - Luxury Senior Living Greensboro NC & Senior Care North Carolina
  • Heritage Greens
  • Brookdale Northwest Greensboro
  • Wellington Oaks
  • Brookdale Lawndale Park
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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 Greensboro, 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 Greensboro, NC

The City of Greensboro wants the community's input as downtown parking changes are coming

A consultant hired by the city made several suggestions after surveying hundreds of people about downtown parking.GREENSBORO, N.C. — The City of Greensboro wants to revamp downtown parking. It's a frustrating topic for those who frequent downtown. Leaders just released a new plan they hope will improve the situationThe Draft Downtown Parking Plan is available for public review January 2024. Read the full plan document...

A consultant hired by the city made several suggestions after surveying hundreds of people about downtown parking.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The City of Greensboro wants to revamp downtown parking. It's a frustrating topic for those who frequent downtown. Leaders just released a new plan they hope will improve the situation

The Draft Downtown Parking Plan is available for public review January 2024. Read the full plan document.

If you go downtown often, you're probably used to seeing the free parking spots along Elm Street.

Proposed changes could mean those spots will transition to paid parking. In exchange, some metered spots in lower-demand areas, could become free.

A consultant hired by the city made several suggestions after surveying hundreds of people about downtown parking.

Recommendations for the revamped parking include:

The thing people want the most, is more on-street parking.

"In the parking industry, the way you get to that is by charging for those spaces, and by enforcing those spaces, that encourages turn over, so the more turn over you end up having in those spaces, the more likely that one will be available when you drive by," Stephen Carter, Business and Parking Manager for the Department of Transportation said.

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People like Priscilla Potts, a Triad native who frequents Downtown Greensboro on a weekly basis says she would be upset if the free parking spots she often goes to were switched to paid parking spots. She told WFMY News 2's Nixon Norman she has health issues that make walking long distances harder.

"It would be so inconvenient, it’s so inconvenient, I don’t want to park anywhere else cause it’s so far from where I need to park, and I have issues, so I don’t wanna walk from my free spots that I usually park at because they’ve changed the price," Potts said.

One of the other changes looking to be made, are improvements and upgrades to existing downtown parking decks. Through the survey, people had mentioned that using the parking decks here made them feel unsafe.

Local business owner of The Bodega Convenience Store downtown, Daniel Leonard, welcomes these improvements.

"Where would they like to park at? If they’re going to park in the deck… do they feel comfortable with that? Do they feel safe? Do they need more lighting? You know… is it too expensive? You know, cause that’s really where the opinion matters, we’re [local businesses] going to be here regardless but we want people to come down and have a place to park to come and see our establishments," Leonard said.

Some of those upgrades to the parking decks downtown would include: better and more lighting, continued maintenance on infrastructure and possibly security doors.

"That is our goal, for people to feel very comfortable- anytime of day, parking in the decks. We would like them to be bright and inviting and you know, we have aging infrastructure that requires a lot of investments so I think that’s one of the significant challenges we face," Carter said.

Residents, business owners, visitors, and other downtown stakeholders are invited to review and submit comments on a proposed Downtown Parking Plan by March 15.

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Greensboro's City Council would need to approve the 5-year plan before it would go into effect.

Guilford County Animal Shelter wants answers after dog dropped off overnight dies

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) – Leaders want your help identifying the person who left a dog to die in freezing temperatures in front of the Guilford County Animal Services building when it was closed.“This animal suffered needlessly,” said Jorge Ortega, executive director of Guilford County Animal Services. ...

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) – Leaders want your help identifying the person who left a dog to die in freezing temperatures in front of the Guilford County Animal Services building when it was closed.

“This animal suffered needlessly,” said Jorge Ortega, executive director of Guilford County Animal Services.

Members of Ortega’s staff got to their location on Guilford College Road on Monday, Jan. 22, and checked the donation bin like they always do. They looked down and saw a plastic tote with a blanket over it. When they lifted the blanket they found a brown and white male bully mix, weighing about 35 pounds, frozen to death.

The dog appeared to have been left in the bin overnight, when overnight temperatures plunged to around 20 degrees, and had no microchip.

“I don’t even want to imagine what this poor animal went through,” said Ortega. “They immediately came over and told me what happened first thing as soon as I walked into the building.”

That’s when Ortega checked security video and watched a lifted SUV pull up around 7:30 p.m., an hour or so after they closed, and sat outside for several minutes. Then a person gets out and takes a plastic bin with the dog inside out of the SUV and sets it by the door. The footage shows that the dog was alive when it was dropped off. At one point, the person grabs a blanket from a donation bin sitting outside and throws it over the dog.

“It’s just hard to believe someone would just leave the dog here just thinking ‘We can just throw a blanket over it and it’s enough’,” said Ortega.

The most heartbreaking moment for Ortega happens as the person goes to leave and looks back at the bin.

“The self-reflecting of, ‘Should I be doing this? Should I not be doing this? Is this going to be good enough or not good enough?” said Ortega. “I don’t know the circumstances for why the dog was dropped off, but there would have been better options.”

Another tough piece, the bin was placed right below a list of after-hours emergency numbers pet owners can call for help.

“There’s other resources in the community this individual probably could have picked up the phone and called and said, ‘I need help.’ They did not do that, and then, unfortunately, the animal had to suffer,” said Ortega.

Animal Services did report the situation to the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office. At this point, investigators are working to identify the person and understand the situation.

The dog’s body was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for a Necropsy.

Ortega encourages all pet owners to reach out if they need help and look on the Guilford County Animal Services website for emergency vets and other care options.

Dorsey Earns CAA Player of the Week

Women's Basketball | 1/29/2024 12:00:00 PMGREENSBORO – One can point to several reasons why North Carolina A&T's women's basketball program is on a six-game winning streak. A&T's defense has been outstanding, holding opponents to an average of 52.5 points during the streak. The Aggies' fourth quarters have been dominant, outscoring teams 111-82 over the previous six games. In addition, the Aggies have made more free throws (97) than their opponents have attempted (90) in the last six games.But all...

Women's Basketball | 1/29/2024 12:00:00 PM

GREENSBORO – One can point to several reasons why North Carolina A&T's women's basketball program is on a six-game winning streak. A&T's defense has been outstanding, holding opponents to an average of 52.5 points during the streak. The Aggies' fourth quarters have been dominant, outscoring teams 111-82 over the previous six games. In addition, the Aggies have made more free throws (97) than their opponents have attempted (90) in the last six games.

But all the tangibles and intangibles the lady with the basketball in her hand most of the game, junior Jordyn Dorsey, brings to A&T's team cannot be overlooked. On Monday, Dorsey was rewarded for helping A&T extend its winning streak to six last week by earning Coastal Athletic Association (CAA) player of the week. It is Dorsey's first career weekly conference accolade.

"In my opinion, this recognition is long overdue for Jordyn, which tells you how many good players there are in the CAA," said A&T head coach Tarrell Robinson. "She's been on a tear in our six-game win streak. We're not in the position we're in without her leadership and production."

Jordyn Dorsey is off to a hot start with six first-quarter points. @ncataggies @ladyaggieball

— N.C. A&T Athletics (@NCATAGGIES) January 28, 2024

Dorsey opened the week on Friday at Campbell. She tied a career-high with 21 points, scoring 14 in the first half. She was 8-for-16 from the floor and added five rebounds, three assists, and two steals as the Aggies defeated the Fighting Camels 73-51. Two days later, at Corbett Sports Center, she scored a game-high 15 points with four rebounds and four assists to lead A&T to a 56-42 win over the Elon Phoenix.

Over A&T's two games last week, Dorsey averaged 18.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists while shooting 13-for-26 (.500) from the floor. She has led the Aggies in scoring during every game of their six-game winning streak and reached double figures in 15 games this season, including her last.

This afternoon it's great to be in Greensboro, NC to see @LadyAggieBall v @ElonWBasketball ! Watch all the action live on @FloHoops @CAASports - "UNITED IN EXCELLENCE!" @CAAHoops #Happy2024 #CAAUnited #PlayProud @ElonPhoenix @ncatsuaggies @NCATAGGIES @elonuniversity

"I am at my best when I'm being aggressive," said Dorsey, following A&T's win over Elon on Sunday. "I think that helps to open up a lot of passing lanes; it gets the offense flowing, and then that ball starts moving from side to side. So, I think it is very beneficial for me and everyone else, for me to stay aggressive."

Dorsey is averaging 13.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. She leads the team in scoring and assists while shooting 38.5 percent from the field and 75 percent from the foul line. Against conference opponents, she is averaging 15.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 35.1 minutes per game. Dorsey is the second Aggie this season to earn a weekly accolade after Chaniya Clark earned the award on Nov. 20.

A&T is 12-6 overall and 6-1 in league play. The Aggies travel to Wilmington to face the UNC Wilmington Seahawks on Friday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. They return home on Sunday, Feb. 4, to face Northeastern at 2 p.m.

How do the Spartans Stack Up Against Opponents? UNC Greensboro Schedule, Game Previews, Live Stream & TV Info - January 29

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Date Opponent Score TV
November 10 vs. N.C. A&T W 94-78 --
November 14 @ Vanderbilt L 74-70 --
November 17 @ Arkansas W 78-72 --
November 24 vs. UMKC W 76-64 --
November 25 vs. Delaware W 88-77 --
November 26 vs. UIC W 58-57 --
December 1 vs. William Peace W 88-56 --
December 7 vs. Eastern Kentucky W 87-85 --
December 10 vs. Elon W 82-73 --
December 16 @ Marshall L 72-65 --
December 19 @ High Point L 74-63 --
December 21 vs. Virginia-Lynchburg W 135-57 --
December 29 @ Texas L 72-37 --
January 3 vs. Furman W 79-68 --
January 6 vs. East Tennessee State W 70-54 --
January 11 @ Samford L 79-70 --
January 13 @ Chattanooga W 70-54 --
January 17 vs. Citadel W 73-67 --
January 20 vs. Wofford W 82-59 --
January 24 @ Western Carolina W 85-82 --
January 27 vs. Mercer L 70-64 --
January 31, 6:00 PM ET @ VMI -- ESPN+
February 4, 2:00 PM ET @ Furman -- ESPNU (Watch this game on Fubo)
February 8, 7:00 PM ET vs. Samford -- ESPNU (Watch this game on Fubo)
February 10, 4:00 PM ET vs. Chattanooga -- ESPN+
February 14, 7:00 PM ET @ Citadel -- ESPN+
February 17, 7:00 PM ET @ Wofford -- ESPN+
February 21, 6:00 PM ET vs. Western Carolina -- CBS Sports Network (Watch this game on Fubo)
February 24, 4:30 PM ET @ Mercer -- ESPN+
February 28, 7:00 PM ET vs. VMI -- ESPN+
March 2, 4:00 PM ET @ East Tennessee State -- ESPN+

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UNCG Dancers’ Collaborative Project Makes Art Come Alive

Art may be set in stone or hang upon a wall, but it’s never lifeless.Viewing art as dynamic and fluid is something that students in UNC Greensboro’s School of Dance appreciate more than anyone. With UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Museum, two graduate students created a pilot program where art inspires dancers, and dance inspires artists....

Art may be set in stone or hang upon a wall, but it’s never lifeless.

Viewing art as dynamic and fluid is something that students in UNC Greensboro’s School of Dance appreciate more than anyone. With UNCG’s Weatherspoon Art Museum, two graduate students created a pilot program where art inspires dancers, and dance inspires artists.

Liz Anderson and Tiffany Moss Hale are the brains behind “Drawn to Dance,” a series of free public events at Weatherspoon where UNCG dance students improvise performances for art students to sketch or film. After getting a great response from the performances during the Fall 2023 semester, they’ll hold another free show on February 1 at 6:30-7:30 p.m.

“As a dance artist, I am a collaborator at heart,” says Anderson. “One of our goals is to make dance and art less removed from each other.”

Thanks to a grant from the School of Dance, they’ll further that goal through a pilot program called the Dance Lab, providing dance students with more opportunities to practice and experiment.

School of Dance Director Lee Walton says, “We want to turn the School of Dance inside out, so that it becomes more accessible, and the public becomes collaborators in our research.”

During their first year studying for a master of fine arts in dance choreography, Anderson and Hale began a graduate assistantship aimed at brainstorming new dance programming with Weatherspoon. Anderson had seen a program where dance companies held practices at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia. They asked Mei Méndez, Weatherspoon’s assistant director for strategic engagement, if they could create a similar experience in Greensboro.

On February 1, museum guests will be able to watch the dancers as they pass through Weatherspoon’s atrium or look down from the second-story overlook. They’ll have paper and pencils on hand for anyone who wants to draw them. During one of the fall events, Hale was touched when a little girl sat down to draw alongside the UNCG students. “We gave people a way to see dance that isn’t just on the proscenium stage that they’re used to,” she says.

Méndez is excited to host an event centered around movement. “Liz and Tiffany had a vision of the museum as a place for not only exhibiting art, but for the practice and creation of art,” she says.

Hale says Weatherspoon’s exhibits encourage the dancers to improvise. “I would look at the mural on the wall in the atrium and mimic the lines within it. Dancers would interact with the sculptures in the courtyard and let them influence their movement.”

“The art students were fascinated with how the dance students interacted with the space,” says Walton, who is also a professor of art. “They got to see all the things they were learning in art – line, tension, rhythm, pattern – embodied in their performances.”

Walton wants to foster more collaboration between the disciplines of UNCG’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA), especially in ways that create more access for people to experience art. “Communities benefit from the CVPA making art, artists, and research accessible,” he says. “And our students and faculty benefit greatly from the expertise within our communities.”

Weatherspoon has historically partnered with UNCG dance students. They performed during Night of Inquiry in 2022. In the fall semester, Jonah Carrel ’23 choreographed a performance in the atrium, based on the last Kaua’i ???? bird of Hawaii, famously declared extinct last year.

Méndez hopes more dance students will look to the museum for inspiration. “We want to be a place where students feel welcome to collaborate with us and propose new museum programs that capitalize on their experiences and interests,” she says.

Walton was proud to see first-year students work alongside graduate students in “Drawn to Dance.” “Within their first semester, they were performing publicly. We were inspired to see them take that chance, to know that they felt supported.”

This spring, Anderson and Hale secured funding from the Sue Stinson Enrichment Endowment, a grant created by Dance Professor Emerita Sue Stinson to promote dance within a context of social justice. They’re developing a pilot program called “The Dance Lab” to create mobile, interactive events for dance students and the public.

Anderson says it will make dance students more comfortable with letting an audience in on the process and imperfections. “In the School of Dance, we say, ‘we’re not afraid to fail.’” she says. “What you make may not look great initially, but you get some nuggets of fantastic material that you can develop later.”

Hale, who is from Rock Hill, South Carolina; and Anderson, who is from Covington, Georgia, say they were drawn to UNCG for the chance to study a diverse array of movement styles, its rigorous academic opportunities, and the stellar faculty.

“As graduate assistants and eventually teaching assistants, we get two years of teaching experience here,” says Anderson. “I came here for mentorship, guidance, and to become a better teacher for higher education.”

Walton and Dance Graduate Director Ana Paula Höfling felt that Anderson and Hale brought a balance of experience with a fresh newcomer’s perspective that would lead to impactful community programming. It’s why Lee wanted this project to be student-led. “There’s so much that students learn from the process of collaborations and project development,” he says. “By giving them this opportunity, they discover they already have a lot of the skillsets to do this important, impactful work.”

Anderson and Hale are eager to organize more events like “Drawn to Dance.” “It got us into this whole idea of community engagement,” says Hale. “We really want to keep pursuing that and provide more accessible events in the future.”

Photography by David Lee Row, University Communications; and Lee Walton, College of Visual and Performing Arts


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