Important Notice:

Winter Adventures in Learning Canceled

Dear Friends of The Shepherd’s Center,

The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield’s Winter 2022 session at Chester Baptist Church has been canceled due to the omicron variant of COVID-19.

Thank you so much for your understanding. Classes will resume on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.

Have a happy and safe New Year, Your Shepherd’s Center Family

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SAVE THE DATE:

Our Annual Afternoon Tea Party Fundraiser has changed from Saturday, March 19, 2022, at 2 pm 

to Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 2 pm.

 

The 11th Annual Afternoon Tea Party Fundraiser!

Saturday, April 30, 2022
 2 pm-4 pm
Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School Street
Chester, VA 23831

Our Afternoon Tea Party is a fun way to enjoy a spring Saturday with friends, all while supporting the unique mission of The Shepherd’s Center.

Ladies, wear your most extravagant hats, from crazy to creative to classic.

Sponsor a table by selling eight tickets.

Decorate a table with your place settings to compete for a prize.

There will be a raffle plus fabulous door prizes.

Prizes for exceptional hats and the best-decorated table will also be awarded!

Tickets are on sale now for only $25!

To sponsor a table or purchase tickets, call 804-706-6689

Please RSVP by Friday, April 22, 2022.

A note from a family member of a recently passed client:

“With my appreciation for all that your organization did for my father and in your help to us as a family. May God richly bless, the staff and volunteers who with compassionate care give service to others.

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year.”

Channel 6: Chesterfield non-profit that helps get senior citizens around in need of volunteers

The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield hosted its first Online Annual Charity Auction Fundraiser the weeks of November 15 to November 29.  The Auction was a tremendous success, raising needed funds for the Center’s mission of providing programs and services for the elderly in our community. Morrissett Funeral and Cremation Service was the Exclusive Title sponsor for the fantastic event.

 The event took place online for two weeks in November with over 50 participants all over the United States. The bidders enjoyed following their favorite items, embracing their competitive spirit, and bidding on unique things. Some of the notable items were a championship basketball signed by the legendary UVA Coach Tony Bennett, stays at the Quirk hotels, Jefferson Hotel, an exclusive Wintergreen Condo, and the Beekman Hotel in Manhattan, to mention a few of the 154 donated items.

SHEPHERD'S CENTER HAS A CRITICAL NEED FOR VOLUNTEER DRIVERS AND INSTRUCTORS! CHESTERFIELD, VA — The Shepherd's Center of

Chesterfield has a critical need for volunteer drivers

over 25 to transport seniors to essential medical, dental

appointments, and grocery/food pantries. Senior clients

have been vaccinated and have a critical need to make

up medical appointments since the first of the year. All

our volunteer drivers receive a personal protection kit

graciously supplied by the Community Foundation for a

greater Richmond. The kits include a thermometer,

gloves, masks, disinfecting spray, disinfecting wipes,

and hand sanitizer to keep you safe. 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, and in person. If you have

a passion for a subject and would love to share it with

our Adventures in Learning students, we would love for

you to join us as we navigate our new normal.
Become a part of this close-knit volunteer community!
For more information about The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield, call 804-706-9198 or visit shepcenter.org.

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 for seniors living in the Chesterfield County, Colonial

Heights and Hopewell area. Please call ahead 5 days of vaccination

appointment to schedule a ride.
For more information on scheduling an appointment you can call 804-706-6689 or email shepcenter@gmail.com for more information

Winter 2022 Adventures in Learning (AIL) Session Information

Want to know the secret to feel younger? Never stop learning! Join us for new and exciting lifelong classes and fellowship in 2022!

Chesterfield, VA —

Winter Schedule for the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield Adventures in Learning 

The program is starting on January 12!

Tons of courses to choose from in our classes!  Take any or ALL for eight weeks and one low price: only $25 for members and $40 for non-members of The Shepherd’s Center.

Choose from Do’s and Don’t of Successful Online Dating, Adventures in Learning Book Club, Hula Hooping, Afternoon at the Movies, Tai Chi (Beginner to Advanced Classes), Bible Study, Cornhole; The Civil War: So you think you know about it?  Acrylic Painting, Brain Health, Beginning Genealogy, Literature Survey Class, Essential Oils for a Happy and Healthy Lifestyle, Celtic Heros, Keep Calm & Get Organized, and World War I- The Western Front, Contemporary Issues Confronting Society, Trivial Pursuit and other Board Games, Zoom Training, Navigating The Virginia Navigator Family of Websites, and Folk Music Club.

Wednesdays: 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

 Beginning January 12, 2022 – March 2, 2022

 Chester Baptist Church

4317 School Street

Chester, VA 23831

Scholarship funding is available for those who need financial assistance for tuition.

 The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield is a 501-c3 nonprofit and, since its inception in 2001, has been enriching the lives of adults 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 during Covid to our community: 1143 free, accompanied rides to necessary medical appointments and offered contactless food delivery from the Chesterfield County Food Bank and Hopewell Food Pantry for those in need. The Center also partnered with John Tyler Community College’s Nursing Program on a friendly caller program to reach out to our most isolated seniors. For information, please visit shepcenter.org or call 804-706-6689.

Make it a Zoom!

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

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Correspondent of the Day, May 18, 2021: Volunteers needed to aid the elderly with appointments
May 17, 2021 Volunteers needed to aid the elderly with appointments

Editor, Times-Dispatch:
The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield has a critical need for volunteer drivers who are older than age 25 to transport seniors to medical and dental appointments, grocery stores, and food pantries. Senior clients have been vaccinated and need to make up appointments since the first of the year. All volunteer drivers receive a personal protection kit graciously supplied by the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond. The kits include a thermometer, gloves, masks, disinfecting spray, disinfecting wipes, and hand sanitizer. Areas with the greatest need for drivers include Chesterfield County, Colonial Heights, Chester and Hopewell. Can you help by offering a few hours to provide a ride to a senior? The Center also is looking for volunteer instructors to teach classes online, virtually , and in person. If you have a passion for a subject and would love to share it with our students, please join us. Become a part of this close-knit volunteer community. Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield’s mission is to enrich the lives of adults ages 60 and older by offering volunteer opportunities for community service and lifelong learning and helping them remain healthy, active, safe, and independent. Shepherd’s Center’s volunteers provide free, accompanied transportation to medical appointments, prescription pickup, food pantries, and grocery stores, as well as a minor home repair service called “Handy Hands.” Beyond staying healthy and safe, volunteers are instructors in the learning program, which allows seniors to engage their minds and stay involved. For information about the Center, call (804) 706-9198 or visit: shepcenter.org Susan McCammon, Executive Director.
Thank you our 2021 Online
Charity Auction Fundraiser
was a success!

The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield hosted its first Online Annual Charity Auction Fundraiser the weeks of November 15 to November 29.  The Auction was a tremendous success, raising needed funds for the Center’s mission of providing programs and services for the elderly in our community. Morrissett Funeral and Cremation Service was the Exclusive Title sponsor for the fantastic event.

 The event took place online for two weeks in November with over 50 participants all over the United States. The bidders enjoyed following their favorite items, embracing their competitive spirit, and bidding on unique things. Some of the notable items were a championship basketball signed by the legendary UVA Coach Tony Bennett, stays at the Quirk hotels, Jefferson Hotel, an exclusive Wintergreen Condo, and the Beekman Hotel in Manhattan, to mention a few of the 154 donated items.

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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”. 

Toby
Gracie Bean
Princess Bailey
Bud
Waco
Willie
Bud
Bootsie
Princess Bailey
Mr. Mochi
Pepper
Honey
Piggy Wiggly
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Polly

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

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

A Discussion with Audrey Comer

"You never know what's inside of you"

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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