Shepherd's Center offering free rides to vaccination appointments CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield is offering free rides to residents over 60-years-old to their vaccination appointments. Shepherd's announced Tuesday that seniors living in the Chesterfield County, Colonial Heights, and Hopewell area are eligible for a free ride to their appointment. For more information on scheduling an appointment you can call 804-706-6689 or email shepcenter@gmail.com for more information

Spring 2021 Adventures in Learning (AIL) Session Information

Calling all seniors, get ready to expand your mind, and make friends with online lifelong learning classes!

The Spring Virtual Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield Adventures in Learning Classes will be starting on Wednesday, April 28!

Take one or ALL in the comfort and safety of your very own home with Zoom.

Our virtual offering this Spring session will include: “Keep Calm and Get Organized” with Nancy at 10 am. Are you looking to downsize or declutter? Are you getting ready to move out of your current home? All of the above? This class will help you get started and walk you through deciding what stays and what goes. It provides helpful information on getting started, goal-setting, planning, and problem-solving. Learn tips, suggestions, creative ideas on sorting, repurposing, donating, and recycling.

“Celtic History’ with Don at 11 am. This class will look early years of the Celtic people, from their origin in the Steppes of Eastern Europe to the Celtic/Gaelic history of the British Isles, Scotland, Angland (England), and Ireland. It is a combination of written/oral presentation as well as a Video Series.

The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield is a 501-c three nonprofit. Since its inception in 2001, it has been enriching adults’ lives 60 and over by offering volunteer opportunities for community service and lifelong learning and helping them remain healthy, active, and independent in their own homes for as long as possible. This past year the Shepherd’s Center’s volunteers have provided the following services to our community: 2010 free, accompanied rides to critically needed medical appointments and grocery shopping for senior adults, made over 123 minor home repairs visits to help those on fixed incomes and living in their own homes, offered 75 educational classes resulting in 349 low-cost class registrations and provided 1,400 lunches to those attending their Luncheon Forum.

For more information, please visit shepcenter.org or call 804-706-9198.

 

Our thanks to all of our Shepherd’s Centers, instructors and community partners.

Recognizing that learning technology is not always easy, many great resources on how to join and participate in a Zoom meeting are readily available. Here are a few of our favorites:

Zoom video tutorial

Zoom tip sheet

Zoom step-by-step instructions

The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield has a critical need for volunteer drivers over the age of 25 to transport seniors to essential medical, dental appointments, and grocery/food pantries. Areas in the greatest need of drivers include Chesterfield County, Colonial Heights, Chester, and Hopewell. Can you help by offering a few hours to provide a ride to a senior in our community?

The Center is also looking for volunteer instructors to teach classes online virtually. If you have a passion for a subject and would love to share it with our Adventures in Learning’s students, we would love for you to join us as we navigate our new normal.

 

 And because there is more to life than just staying healthy and safe, our senior volunteers are instructors in our 24-week lifelong learning program, Adventures in Learning.  This program allows other seniors to continue to engage their minds and stay actively involved in their communities.

Become a part of this close-knit volunteer community!

For more information about The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield, call 804-706-6689 or visit shepcenter.org.

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Pets can have many positive effects on the lives of their owners

Pets can have many positive effects on the lives of their owners. They influence social, improve moods, emotional, and cognitive development in children, promote an active lifestyle, provide companionship, and have even been able to detect oncoming epileptic seizures or the presence of certain cancers.

 Pets are also credited with promoting socialization among older individuals and physically or mentally disabled people. From the CDC’s website “Pets and People”. 

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THE SHEPHERD'S CENTER OF CHESTERFIELD 4TH ANNUAL CHARITY AUCTION FUNDRAISER RESCHEDULED TO SEPTEMBER 11, 2021

The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield will host its fourth Annual Charity Auction Fundraiser on September 11, 2021.  The Charity Auction will take place at The Reserve at the Highlands located at 8136 Highland Glen Drive in Chesterfield, VA.

Morrissett Funeral Home and Cremation Service is the Exclusive Title sponsor of this event.

Mr. Jeff Katz, award-winning talk show host on WRVA radio, will be this year’s auctioneer. The event will begin at 6:30 pm with the serving of heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and a cash bar.

 

 

SHEPHERD'S CENTER HAS A CRITICAL NEED FOR VOLUNTEER DRIVERS AND ZOOM INSTRUCTORS!

The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield has a critical need for volunteer drivers over the age of 25 to transport seniors to essential medical, dental appointments, and grocery/food pantries. Areas in the greatest need of drivers include Chesterfield County, Colonial Heights, Chester, and Hopewell. Can you help by offering a few hours to provide a ride to a senior in our community?

The Center is also looking for volunteer instructors to teach classes online virtually. If you have a passion for a subject and would love to share it with our Adventures in Learning’s students, we would love for you to join us as we navigate our new normal.

Become a part of this close-knit volunteer community!

Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield’s mission of enriching the lives of adults 60 and over in Chesterfield County and surrounding communities by offering volunteer opportunities for community service and lifelong learning and helping them remain healthy, active, safe and independent in their own homes for as long as possible.

The Shepherd’s Center’s volunteers carry out this mission by providing:

1.      Free, accompanied transportation for seniors to their critical medical appointments, for prescription pickup, for food pantries and grocery shopping

2.      A minor home repair service called “HandyHands.”

3.      And because there is more to life than just staying healthy and safe, our senior volunteers are instructors in our 24-week lifelong learning program, Adventures in Learning.  This program allows other seniors to continue to engage their minds and stay actively involved in their communities.

This past year, Shepherd’s Center volunteers:

·        They have provided 1621 free, accompanied rides to critical medical appointments and grocery shopping, and enrolled over 668 senior adults into our services. 

·        They made 81 minor home repair visits to help those on fixed incomes and living in their own homes.

·        They offered 80 educational classes resulting in 349 low-cost class registrations.

·        They have provided 1,400 low-cost lunches for those attending our Luncheon Forums.

For more information about The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield, call 804-706-6689 or visit shepcenter.org.

Adventures in Learning Online

Tutorials and Gratitude

Our thanks to all of our Shepherd’s Centers, instructors and community partners.

Recognizing that learning technology is not always easy, many great resources on how to join and participate in a Zoom meeting are readily available. Here are a few of our favorites:

Zoom video tutorial

Zoom tip sheet

Zoom step-by-step instructions

Protecting Yourself from the Coronavirus

Dear Friends of The Shepherd’s Center,

Simply put, our mission exists to enhance the quality of life for our seniors. So, it’s natural that the well-being of our volunteers, clients, and the community are always at the forefront of our thinking. Like other organizations, we’re taking additional precautions, by having hand sanitizers in our offices, soap in our restroom. We are regularly wiping down and sanitizing surfaces and frequently touch items such items such as desktops, phones and pens in our office area. We have gloves on order for our volunteer drivers, HandyHands volunteers and office volunteers and will let you know when we receive them in the office.

By now, everyone knows to cover their mouth when they cough and sneeze, wash their hands with soap for 20 seconds, avoid touching their faces – but, as always, if anyone isn’t feeling well, the responsible thing to do is to stay home. This goes for everyone.

This is a changing scenario, so we are engaged with the county and we’re closely monitoring circumstances. If anything changes, we will let volunteers and clients know. But in the meantime, please be safe, be smart, be conscientious, and know that we are here to provide critical services to our elderly community as we have for nearly 20 years.

AARP – What you need to know about the Coronavirus

CDC – Get Your Community- and Faith-Based Organizations Ready for Coronavirus Disease 2019

Sincerely,

Rob Mast

President, The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield           

Susan McCammon

Executive Director, The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield

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4TH ANNUAL CHARITY AUCTION

NBC 12 Article about our Charity Auction

"The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield's 4th Annual Charity Auction"

Saturday, September 11, 2021 6:30-9:30 PM

Help to Support Our Critical Mission by Sponsoring our Charity Auction

Click Here to Read How You  Can Become a Sponsor

The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield is in critical need of volunteer drivers to provide transportation to critical medical appointments and grocery shopping/food pantry pick-up

Our Mission Statement

“The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield enriches the lives of adults 60 and over by offering opportunities for Interfaith community service, lifelong learning, and assistance in maintaining an independent lifestyle.”​


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Easy Ways to Support the Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield

Give when you shop or when you want to remove an unused car from your yard. These are all ways you can donate to the support of the Shepherd’s Center.

When you shop at Amazon Smile,  you will find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield. When you go to Amazon Smile for the first time, you can select Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield as your charity of choice. Visit Amazon Smile site now.

When you shop at Kroger, a small donation will be made to the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield. When you register,  use the NPO number: XG316 so that the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield will receive a donation from your purchases. Visit the Kroger Rewards Program site now.

CARINGCENT

When you sign up to have your debit or credit card linked to this program so any purchases made on that card will be rounded up to the nearest dollar with the change donated to the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield. Visit CaringCent site now.

CARS PROGRAM

Donate any unwanted vehicle to C.A.R.S. Choose the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield as your Non-Profit. The Vehicle will be picked up at no cost to you and you will receive a statement for your taxes once the vehicle has been sold. Proceeds from the sale of the vehicle will benefit the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield. Visit the C.A.R.S. site now.

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