The Ernest B. Messer Award

This award is named for Ernest B. Messer, a champion for aging in the General Assembly and former assistant secretary for aging for the NC Department of Health and Human Services between 1981-1985. The Ernest B. Messer Award recognizes a community that has excelled in addressing the needs of its older citizens. The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville received this prestigious award in 2011.

The Beverly Foundation STAR Special Merit Award

The Beverly Foundation’s annual STAR Search survey began in 2000 and since that time almost 1,600 unduplicated STPs (Supplemental Transportation Programs for seniors) across America have been identified. These awards are presented to the transportation services for senior adults which demonstrate an excellence in service. In 2012, The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville was one of the 18 national recipients of this award.