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Free Exercise for the Mind

If you are 65 or older, the North Carolina General Assembly has authorized a free gift for you...auditing courses at all of UNC's constituent institutions and community colleges, if space is available. Legislators have authorized the UNC Board of Governors to establish rules permitting seniors 65 years of age and older to take advantage of this tuition-free opportunity by submitting [...]

2019-01-03T15:23:49-05:00January 22nd, 2018|Resources|

Shepherd’s Center of Winston-Salem – 31st Annual Used Book Sale

Volunteers are working diligently in the Shepherd’s Center book processing center in Winston-Salem, dividing 150,000 plus books into categories and affixing point-price stickers for the annual Used Book Sale. Scheduled May 3 – 5 in the Education Bulding at the Winston-Salem Fairground, the bargains are unbeatable, the cause is meaningful and all proceeds (more than $50,000 last year) go to [...]

2019-01-02T17:27:30-05:00January 22nd, 2018|Arts & Culture, Resources|

Shepherd’s Center Has a New Look

The big news at the Shepherd's Center Winston-Salem is the changing format of its lifelong learning program, Adventures in Learning, by the Vital Living Program Committee. The new courses will run for six weeks at a very reasonable cost with no annual fee to participate in the program. Courses will be held at Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church, 3543 Robinhood [...]

2019-01-02T17:25:57-05:00January 12th, 2018|Resources|

Stay Safe from Fraud and Scams

Doug Dickerson, State Director,AARP North Carolina Fraud targeting older adults is on the rise which is why AARP is working with the Attorney General, the Secretary of State, the Department of Health and Human Services, law enforcement and other partners to fight fraud that targets older adults. Last year in North Carolina, according to 2014 Consumer Sentinel Data, there were [...]

2019-01-02T18:12:26-05:00December 14th, 2017|Financial Planning & Money Management, Resources|

Shepherd’s Center of Greensboro Celebrates 30th Year

When the old scrap book was opened recently in the Shepherd’s Center offices in Greensboro, there were all of the details of the first Adventures in Learning and the first classes which began October 20, 1987, at First Presbyterian Church. The late Jim Weikel chaired the board of 15 members 30 years ago and led the fledgling organization, founded by [...]

2019-01-02T17:26:22-05:00October 9th, 2017|Resources|

Providing for Seniors in Need

Nancy Foss has worked as a Community Service Representative for Home Instead Senior Care for the last 6 1/2 years. Part of her duties as a CSR is to organize and carry out the Be a Santa to a Senior Program for Home Instead. Each Year, Home Instead Senior Care franchise offices throughout North America brighten the holidays for lonely [...]

2019-01-03T16:35:10-05:00September 11th, 2017|Resources|

Meals on Wheels – “More Than a Meal”

Elizabeth was looking forward to her retirement years until she had to have both legs amputated beneath her knees. Rose is dealing with the effects of crippling rheumatoid arthritis and cannot cook for herself. Mike’s wife died. She cooked and helped him manage his heart condition. Now he is alone. The stories could go on, but the reality is that [...]

2019-01-03T16:06:20-05:00September 11th, 2017|Resources|

Greensboro Resident Heads NC AARP

Dr. Catherine Harvey Sevier of Greensboro, recently named state president of AARP North Carolina and its 1.1 million members, brings an extensive background in clinical nursing and health affairs to her new position. As founding Executive Director/COO of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), Dr. Sevier helped develop clinical guidelines for cancer treatment worldwide. Previously, she served as cancer program [...]

2019-01-02T17:32:29-05:00August 15th, 2017|Resources|

AARP Donors Help in Hurricane Recovery

Doug Dickerson, State Director,AARP North Carolina This spring the United Way of North Carolina received more than $125,000 in AARP contributions to help support its free help line NC 2-1-1, an information and referral service accessible via an easy-to-remember, three-digit number. Families and individuals were able to call that line to obtain free and confidential information on health and human [...]

2019-01-02T17:33:07-05:00July 5th, 2017|Resources|

Donations Help Hurricane Recovery

Doug Dickerson, State Director,AARP North Carolina This spring the United Way of North Carolina received more than $125,000 in AARP contributions to help support its free help line NC 2-1-1, an information and referral service accessible via an easy-to-remember, three-digit number. Families and individuals were able to call that line to obtain free and confidential information on health and human [...]

2019-01-02T17:51:47-05:00June 15th, 2017|Resources|
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