Category: life long learning
HAPPY NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK!!
To quote our president’s proclamation:
People of all ages can volunteer, and anyone can, through the smallest of acts, do their part to improve the lives of others. This week, we celebrate the selfless individuals around our country who channel their civic virtues through volunteerism, and we encourage more people to make service an integral part of their lives.”
Volunteers help drive our country’s progress, and day in and day out, they make extraordinary sacrifices to expand promise and possibility. During National Volunteer Week, let us shed the cynicism that says one person cannot make a difference in the lives of others by embracing each of our individual responsibilities to serve and shape a brighter future for all.
I want to thank all of our volunteers at The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond for their dedication, energy, encouragement, creativity and excitement. Together, we continue to make Richmond a more caring community for older people – Julie
Local CBS, Channel 6, Appearance
The Shepherd’s Center appeared with MEDARVA on Channel 6’s Virginia This Morning today. We are partnering to bring an informative medical series to the Open University this spring. If you missed it, you can hit the link below. We hope to see you at the OU starting Monday, April 4th!
TSCOR & MEDARVA on Channel 6
Gray Matters Available Online!
The Spring 2016 Gray Matters newsletter is now available by clicking the link below or on our website (select the Gray Matters tab). Be sure to share it with your friends!
Gray Matters – Spring 2016
Open University Spring Schedule is Available!
The 2016 Spring OU Schedule is now available on our website (on the Open University tab) or just click the link below. We are looking forward to an exciting session!
OU Speaker Change
This Thursday, March 10, at First Presbyterian Church, our lunch speaker will be Adam Goehle, ESL Teacher, presenting Total Immersion in Istanbul. Lunch begins at noon and the talk starts at 12:30.
No OU Lunch Speaker this Thursday
Due to a funeral at First Presbyterian Church, we will NOT have the noon lunch speaker this Thursday, March 3rd. The courses at 9:45 and 11:00, as well as the Feldenkrais class at 1:30, will meet as usual.
Our speaker for this day, Brett Bonda from Richmond Ballet, will be speaking during our spring session at both St. Luke and St. Mary. Be sure to catch him then!
Monday’s Open University Canceled
We are sorry to announce that the Open University at St. Luke’s Lutheran is canceled due to inclement weather. There is a strong potential for hazardous travel conditions all morning and possibly throughout the afternoon and the safety of our students, faculty and staff is most important.
Stay safe and warm and we hope to see you at Thursday’s Open University at First Presbyterian – Julie
Monday Open University Update
Good Day Everyone!
There is the possibility of inclement weather on Monday, February 15. Monday is also Presidents’ Day and the city schools are closed, so we do not have their decision to determine whether we are closed. So this is our inclement weather plan for Monday:
We are keeping our eye on the forecast and will make a decision Sunday evening. This decision will be posted on our website. If we are closed, it will also appear on the scroll of the local television stations.
Stay warm over the next couple of days and check on your older neighbors! -Julie
OK – One last time – Dr. Bryan’s correct dates
So sorry – This is the truly correct correction!
Dr. Bryan will speak at St. Luke Lutheran on Monday, Feb. 1; at St. Mary Catholic on Wednesday, Feb. 3 and at First Presbyterian on Thursday, Feb. 11–all at 12:30. Benjamin Ross, church historian of Sixth Mt. Zion Baptist Church, will be our speaker on Feb 4th.
(Note to self – Don’t make corrections before you finish your first cup of tea! – The E.D.)
Have a wonderful day and enjoy the warmer weather while it’s here!