The good deed you do today may benefit you or someone you love at the least expected time. And if you never see the deed again at least you will have made the world a better place. And, after all, isn’t that what life is all about?
The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield is a non-profit, inter-faith organization of senior adults who donate their time, talents, professional expertise, automobiles, gasoline, and other resources to help other senior adults remain independent in their own homes. It was established in August 2001 with the mission to enrich the lives of adults 50 and better by offering volunteer opportunities for community service and lifelong learning and to help them remain active and independent. Participants in our programs realize they are needed and valued and that they can continue to live lives that truly matter throughout their later years.
The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield in conjunction with Applebee’s Bar and Grill, is sponsoring a pancake breakfast serving: Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and a beverage choice including coffee, juice, soda or tea.
Tickets are $10.00 (donation) for this fundraiser event for The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield.
The funds received from ticket sales help provide services to seniors in our communities: Free, accompanied transportation to and from medical appointments, the pharmacy and the grocery stores (food banks). minor home-repair services for those who are on fixed incomes or who otherwise are unable to afford the costs of such repairs. Adventures in Learning is a low-cost mini-college that offers more than 30 classes for 24 weeks to engage senior minds and offer fellowship.
When: Sat Apr 11, 2015 8am at 10am
Where: Applebee’s, 2611 West Hundred Road, Chester, VA 23831
Hospital Corporation of America gave a presentation on how to keep your back healthy and strong. The presentation was given on March 26th at the AIL lunch break.
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The Shepherd’s Center has an urgent need again for volunteer drivers for transportation to urgent medical appointments and grocery shopping. As we began the new year, it is important to remember the elderly in the community. The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield is in urgent need of volunteer drivers to transport older adults to critical doctor appointments, pharmaceutical pick-ups and grocery shopping trips, so they can maintain a more independent lifestyle.
As the older adult population grows in our community there simply are not enough volunteer drivers to serve the growing need. This past year (July 2013 to June 2014), Shepherds Center volunteer drivers provided 621 free, accompanied rides to critical medical appointments and grocery shopping and enrolled over 403 senior adults into our programs. You can help by offering a few hours of your time to provide a ride.
The Shepherds Center of Chesterfield, a non-profit interfaith organization, offers free, accompanied transportation, in-home handyman services, and low-cost classes to adults over 50. Volunteer drivers are desperately needed to continue providing transportation in the area, without new volunteer drivers our clients will be placed on a waiting list for their critical medical and grocery shopping transportation needs. You can make a difference in the community by volunteering only a couple of hours a month!
Become a part of this close-knit volunteer community; you may need their help someday, too! Call The Shepherds Center of Chesterfield at (804) 706‑6689.