Winter 2016 Gray Matters and OU Schedule Available Now Online!

The Winter 2016 issue of Gray Matters and the Open University (OU) Course Schedule are now available here (click the links below) and on our website(www.TSCOR.org).

We look forward to seeing everyone in the New Year when classes begin January 18th.  Note, that although the 18th is Martin Luther King Day, our classes will meet as usual at St. Luke Lutheran Church, south of the River.

Please share how much you enjoy Shepherd’s Center activities with your family, friends and neighbors. Help spread the word about one of the best organizations in town!!

Gray Matters Newsletter Winter 2016

Open University Schedule Winter 2016

 

Fall Gray Matters Available Online

Hello Everyone!

Our Fall 2015 edition of Gray Matters is available on our website.  You can get there with the following link:

Gray Matters Fall 2015

If you have trouble with the above link, please try using Google Chrome as your internet search engine.  On some computers, Internet Explorer seems to have issues.  But when you use Google Chrome, it opens right up!  The following link will take you to the download page: Google Chrome Download

Thanks so much!

Shepherd’s Center of America visits Richmond

We had a wonderful visit last week from Sarah Cheney, Executive Director of Shepherd’s Center of America.

Julie and SarahSarah was in Northern Virginia at a ribbon cutting for the newest Shepherd’s Center, Western Fairfax County, one of the now seven Centers in Virginia.  The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond was the first, 31 years ago, and we mentored both the Chesterfield and Oakton-Vienna Shepherd’s Center when they first began.  It’s great to be a part of such an important national organization and a caring community of people meeting the growing needs of aging Americans 60+.  Click this SCA to find out more about Shepherd’s Center of America.

Open University Easter/Spring Break Schedule

Due to Spring Break and the Easter holiday, there will be a short break in our Open University schedule.

Thursday, April 2 – No classes at First Presbyterian Church

Monday, April 6 – No classes at St. Luke Lutheran Church

Wednesday, April 8 – No Lunch-n-Life at St. Mary Catholic Church

Classes will resume again Thursday, April 9 at First Presbyterian Church

The office will be closed Good Friday, April 3rd.  Enjoy the spring weather and for those of you who celebrate, Happy Easter!!

Easter sheep

We would like to welcome Mary Frances Hobbs to the Feldenkrais teaching team!

Feldenkrais classes are held at 1:30 on Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church when the Open University is in session.  The Feldenkrais method is designed to improve a person’s movement repertoire, aiming to expand and refine the use of the body through awareness, in order to reduce pain or limitations in movement, and promote general well-being.

Watch the 10-minute video below to find out more about the Feldenkrais method and then come try it out at the OU!

 

Change of speaker at St. Mary Church, April 1st (no foolin’)

Bill Sachs will be unable to speak on April 1, 2015 at St. Mary Catholic Church.  We are happy to welcome his replacement, Bernie Henderson, CEO of Woody Funeral Homes.  He will give his presentation that was cancelled by the snow entitled, “Commemorating D-Day at Normandy 70 Years Later.”  We hope to see you there!!

Lunch-n-Life, brown-bag lecture series is 12 noon to 1:30 pm, March 25th through April 22nd at St. Mary Catholic Church.  Free and open to the public.  Bring a sandwich.  The church will provide beverages and dessert.

OU Classes Spring 2015

Spring Gray Matters now available online!

The Spring 2015 issue of Gray Matters is now on our website.  You can also view it at the link below.

Gray Matters Spring 2015

ATTENTION – Only 4 more spots available for our trip to Mt. Vernon & the National Marine Corps Museum in Northern Virginia on Saturday, March 14, 2015.  Last day to register is this Friday, February 27.  More than just another historic home and a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines–past, present, and future.  It’s going to be a great trip-please join us.  For more details, see the flyer at the link below and then call the office to sign up!

2015 Mount Vernon & Marine Museum Flyer

Open University Spring Class Schedule is on our website NOW!

The Open University class schedule for Spring 2015 is now available on our website.  You can also use the link below!  Classes begin Monday, March 23, 2015 – See you then!!

OU Classes Spring 2015