Open University Starts Monday!

Open University is entirely online via Zoom this fall and classes start this coming Monday, September 21. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity for intellectual stimulation and virtual socialization with your fellow students and favorite teachers. Register today! Emails with Zoom links will be sent out this Sunday evening.

See the fall 2020 Open University schedule here.

Register for Open University here.

Wednesday’s Lunch & Life – always free, open to the public, and normally presented in partnership with St. Mary Catholic Church – has also moved online for the fall 2020 session. If you are a member of TSCOR, or have already registered for Open University, you do not need to register separately for Lunch & Life as these Zoom links will be sent to you automatically. If you are not a member or a student and are only interested in signing up for the free, Wednesday Lunch & Life lecture series, you do need to register.

Register for Lunch & Life here.

Look Forward to Fall: Lifelong Learning with The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond

The official start date of autumn is a couple weeks away, but with Labor Day behind us, our attention turns to fall activities we love. What better activities to look forward to than the lifelong learning programs of TSCOR?

Open University is entirely online via Zoom this fall. Sign up for great classes and a chance to virtually wave at your fellow students and favorite teachers. Wednesday’s Lunch & Life – always free, open to the public, and normally presented in partnership with St. Mary Catholic Church – has also moved online for the fall 2020 session.

While “spring forward, fall back,” works wonderfully as a clock-setting mnemonic, it does not necessarily apply to life. Don’t fall back and look behind to what was missed; look forward to fall with TSCOR! Register today! And share this info with friends and family – let’s look forward to fall together.

See the fall 2020 Open University schedule here.

Register for Open University here.

Lunch & Life: If you are a member of TSCOR, or have registered for Open University, you do not need to register separately for Lunch & Life as these Zoom links will be sent to you automatically. If you are not a member or a student and are only interested in signing up for the free, Wednesday Lunch & Life lecture series, you do need to register.

Register for Lunch & Life here.

Welcome to our new LLC

I know that many of you have met her, but we would like to officially welcome Erin Reibel, our Lifelong Learning Coordinator (LLC), to The Shepherd’s Center.

She will be at the Open University and Lunch and Life, as well as behind the scenes, helping us to offer Richmond’s lifelong learners one of the best programs in the area.

So, if you haven’t introduced yourself, please do!

Open University Begins Soon!

Have you missed the Open University this summer?? Well, you won’t have to wait much longer. Classes begin on Monday, September 23 and Thursday, September 26.

Since you might be eager for a lecture, I thought this would be a good time for you to watch a video about Dr. Elbert Cole who began the Shepherd’s Center Movement back in 1972. It’s a little, 10 minute, lecture where you will learn a bit more about our history. Some of the clips were taken from a 60 Minutes story that ran in the 70’s. Our model is a wonderful one that truly benefits those involved and I am very proud to be a part of it. Enjoy the video!

Elder Leadership Award Presented to Dr. Elbert Cole

Smile! It’s Amazon Prime Day

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It’s time to get some bargains!  Today, July 12th, is Amazon Prime Day and the deals are better than Black Friday.

Remember to go to Amazon Smile and choose The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond and shop away!  A portion of your purchase will be donated to TSCOR and every little bit counts!  Thank you in advance and happy shopping!!!

We are OPEN on Columbus Day!

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 Fall Session Begins Monday

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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!

Fall 2015 Class Schedule is Here!

We are happy to have available for your perusal our Open University class schedule for this Fall (click the link below).  We look forward to seeing everyone the week of September 21st when classes begin.  Don’t forget to share with your friends and neighbors about how much you enjoy the OU!!

Class Schedule FALL 2015

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.