Open University WILL MEET at St. Luke Lutheran Church on Monday, October 12. We are not closed for Columbus Day. Hope to see everyone there!!
AND if you haven’t looked at the OLIVER! trip flyer, do it now. It’s going to be an incredible trip!
Open University classes begin at St. Luke Lutheran on Monday, September 21. The bike races are scheduled for the downtown area, so we are not expecting any road issues. On Thursday, September 24, classes begin at First Presbyterian. There is a practice bike course on Cary Street that morning, so please enter Lock Lane from Grove Avenue to get to the church.
We hope to see everyone at both locations.
AND, don’t forget Wednesday’s Lunch-n-Life at St. Mary Catholic at 12 noon – free and open to the public. Bring a sandwich!
We are looking forward to the start of a great school year at the OU!
We had a wonderful visit last week from Sarah Cheney, Executive Director of Shepherd’s Center of America.
Sarah 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.
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.
The Spring 2015 issue of Gray Matters is now on our website. You can also view it at the link below.
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!
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!!
The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Adams-Buchanan as its Executive Director. Julie has had the position of coordinator of volunteer services at the Center for the past six years, interviewing prospective clients and overseeing the hundreds of volunteers who provide transportation and other help for seniors.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors I am delighted to welcome Julie as our new Executive Director,” said Board President Art Gunlicks. “She brings a great deal of experience in the area of volunteer services and is enthusiastic about the Shepherd’s Center and the people we serve. We look forward to her leadership in the years ahead.”