Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield set to begin winter classes
Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield offers variety of courses for seniors
CHESTERFIELD — The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield County is calling all seniors to attend the Center’s next round of lifelong learning sessions.
The winter schedule for the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield’s Adventures in Learning Program is starting on Jan. 9.
There are a variety of courses to choose from. Seniors are invited to take any or all courses. For members of The Shepherd’s Center, the cost is one fee of $25 and for non-members, the fee is $40.
Courses include: Exercise with Hula Hoops, Tai Chi (Beginner, Seated to Advance Classes), Yoga with Gin, Brain Games, Singing with Sign, Acrylic Painting II, Fun with Wire, Exercise with Evelyn, Herbs by Granny Mac, WWI: The Western Front, Bible Study, Essential Oils for Happy and Healthy Lifestyle, WWII-The Pacific War, Vintage Films: The Making of America, Let’s Talk Politics, Beginning Drawing, Beginning Sewing, Quilting and Embroidery, Dolls with a Mission, Acting, SelfGuided Watercolors, Folk Music Club-Nostalgia and Line Dancing.
Luncheon presentations include: “Access Chesterfield” on Jan. 16th; “Virginia Blind and Low Vision Group” on Jan. 30th; “Music by Folk Music: Nostalgia” on Feb. 13th, and “Black History” on Feb. 27.
Classes will be held each Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Jan. 9 through Feb. 27, at Chester Baptist Church, 4317 School St., Chester.
Scholarship funding is available for those who need financial assistance to be able to participate in classes.
The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield is a 501-c 3 nonprofit and since its inception in 2001, has been striving to enrich the lives of adults 60 and over by offering volunteer opportunities for community service and lifelong learning, helping seniors remain healthy, active, safe 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 the community: 1,884 free, accompanied rides to medical appointments and grocery shopping for senior adults, made over 112 minor home repair visits to help those on fixed incomes and living in their own homes, offered 75 educational classes resulting in 384 low-cost class registrations and provided 1,400 lunches to those attending their Luncheon Forum.
The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield is an interfaith-based senior support organization seniors serving seniors. It offers classes instructed by experts in their field, free accompanied transportation to doctors’ offices and pharmaceutical pick-ups, and participation in social events and friendship. All services are contributed by volunteers. For more information about the classes, the Center or volunteer opportunities, call 804-706-6689 or visit shepcenter.org.
A Tai Chi class in progress at the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield. The Center is set to begin its winter session of classes on Jan. 9. A variety of courses are available for seniors through the Center’s Lifelong Learning Program.
Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield classmates participate in a watercolor course offered by the Center through its Adventures in Learning Program. Winter sessions are set to begin Jan. 9.