Wishing all the moms out there a Happy Mother’s Day!!

And, there are some informative offerings the next two Mondays at the Open University!  Just in time for spring, come to St. Luke at 11 am this Monday, May 13, and  find out about Container Gardening with Marlene Scott and then next week, on May 20, Wild Edible Plants with Allison Meehan.  We hope you can join us!

Have a beautiful day!

Don’t forget TSCOR on Prime Day!

Today is Prime Day! Amazon donates to The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond when you shop Prime Day deals through Amazon Smile.  Click HERE to start shopping and pass a bit on to us, at no cost to you!!  Prime Day starts today at 3pm and runs throughout the day on July 17. 

We appreciate your support!  Thanks so much – Julie

Are you a Superager?

What will you be like in your 80s? Living independently, robust in body and mind, with a wide social circle?  Manage that and you will be a “Superager.”  BBC News aired a very interesting story on this subject over the weekend – see it HERE

Another term I saw on an admission sign, when I was in Scotland a few years ago, was “Super Adult.” I love these terms coming from across the pond.  They remind me of the people involved in The Shepherd’s Center.  I am always saying how our volunteers, students and members astound me with how active and engaged they are.  Many could run circles around me!

I hope that you will make a New Year’s resolution to get involved with our organization by attending the Open University (starting January 15), volunteering in a variety of capacities, or supporting us by becoming a member (only $25 a year!). If you are already involved – Yay!  Please help us by telling everyone you know in Richmond about TSCOR and invite them to give us a try.  Your personal endorsements do more than any kind of advertisement – talk us up!  Thank you so much, and here’s to all you “Super Adults” and “Superagers!!”  – Julie

Support TSCOR by shopping Amazon Smiles

Do you shop on Amazon? Have you heard of AmazonSmile? It’s a program offered by Amazon that enables you to donate to your favorite charity every time you shop – with no cost to you!  It’s easy to do.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you will be asked to select a charitable organization to receive donations (they will remember your selection). Then you simply go to smile.amazon.com  when you want to shop Amazon.

Please select The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond as your charity this holiday season.  Every little bit helps! Thanks – Julie

Open University on TV8 News

Hello Everyone – We had a wonderful visit yesterday by Amy Lacey, News Channel 8 anchor, at St. Luke’s.  She is working on a story about our Open University, the Center’s lifelong learning program.  The story will air this Friday, October 20, at 5:30 pm on Channel 8 (or your local ABC station) here in Richmond.  Hope you can catch it!

Women’s Group Update

I bet you would like to know what time the group meets tomorrow.  It is 2:30 pm.  So to repeat, the TSCOR Women’s Group will meet every 2nd Thursday of the month at First Presbyterian at 2:30 in the afternoon in Room 218.

Thanks to all of you who let me know the time was missing (oops).  I’m waiting to hear what the exact time the Men’s Group meets, but I do know it is around lunch – Julie