Transportation: Volunteer drivers provide rides to medical appointments, social service agency appointments, tax preparation appointments, grocery shopping, or other personal need destinations such as hair appointments.
Telephone Reassurance: Volunteers place weekday calls to recipients who have requested this service. This service helps combat isolation as well as making sure the recipient is being checked on daily.
Person to Person Visitation: Enjoy the company of a regular visitor with one of our volunteers for a short visit.
Respite Care (Companion Sitting): Caregivers of person living with chronic illnesses are provided a few hours of free time by our volunteers.
Personal Shopper & Prescription Pick Up: Volunteer shoppers pickup, fulfill, & deliver grocery and pharmacy orders.
Counseling: Offer one hour counseling sessions with a retired volunteer counselor with a Master’s degree in Counseling.
Project Joy: Volunteers procure, arrange, and deliver donated flowers to those suffering illness or loss, celebratingmilestones, or just needing a “lift”.
Handy Person: Volunteers provide free labor for minor home repairs inside or outside the home with limitedavailability.
Senior Financial Care Counseling: Providing financial & insurance support via phone and in-person appointments with a Financial and Certified SHIIP Counselor.
Elder Law Legal Aide: Providing legal support via phone and in-person appointments with an Attorney.
Senior Enrichment Center: A full-time “Center of Excellence” offering a variety of life enriching activities and classes in arts, education and enrichment, fun and games, and health and wellness.
Bill Radisch Computer Center for Seniors: Volunteer instructors offer one on one computer and other electronic device operational education and assistance at the Senior Enrichment Center.
Caregiver Education/Support Group: Monthly meeting held at the Senior Enrichment Center covering differenttopics.
Equipment Loan Program: Our Senior Enrichment Center offers durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, shower chairs, and walkers for short-term or long-term needs on a three month renewable basis for as long as needed.
Income Tax Preparation: Free annual income tax return preparation appointments February through mid-April in partnership with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program.
Resource and Information Referrals: Staff and volunteers provide names and numbers of organizations that can assist with any services not provided by The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville.
Advocacy: Staff and volunteers provide meetings and events to raise awareness of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in conjunction with local law enforcement.
Senior Enrichment Center
On-Going Programs, Services, and Drop-in Activities
ARTS & CRAFTS PROGRAMS
American Sewing Guild ~ 10:00 am, 3rd Wednesday, Dues apply
Basket Weaving ~ 12:00 noon, Wednesday, Instructor and Supply fees apply
Bee Quilters ~ 9:30 am, Tuesday
Needle Arts ~ 10:00 am, Thursday
Rubber Stamping ~ Kit fees apply
M. McManus Classes: 6:30 pm, 1stFriday or 9:00 am, 2nd Friday
Tedder Bear Stamping ~ 4:00 pm, Thursdays, YouTube Live
Tatting ~ via Zoom, 1:00 pm, Monday
Four Seasons Watercolor Club ~ 1:00 pm, Wednesday, Club fees: $32 annually
Watercolor Lessons ~ Beginner lessons, $35 per person (call for schedule)
EDUCATION & ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
Acoustic Jam ~ 10:00 am, Tuesday
Books Ignite! Book Club ~ 10:00 pm, 3rd Tuesday
Caregiver Education and Support Group ~ 11:00 am, 2nd Monday, first hour an education topic followed by a one-hour support groups session.
Bill Radisch Computer Learning Center ~ Wednesday and Friday mornings by appointment. $5.00
Qipao (Chinese Dress Performance Group) ~ 7:30 pm Monday, requires a commitment to the group as the group creates routines and performs in costume at local festivals. Pre-registration is required for this group.
Lectures and Lessons on a variety of topics are offered monthly. Check Center calendar each month for current schedule.
Open Enrollment Medicare Appointments ~ schedule varies year to year mid-October to early December.
Appointments are schedules for individuals and couples with a certified SHIIP counselor to assist with unbiased Medicare Healthcare choices.
HEALTH & WELLNESS PROGRAMS
Chair Yoga ~ 1:00 pm, Thursday, First class free. $5.00/week
Line Dancing ~ Beginner: 1:00 pm, Monday, Advanced: 2:00 pm, Monday, $6.00/week
REFIT® ~ 2:30 pm, Friday
Square Dancing ~ 3:30 pm Monday, Fees apply.
Stretch & Flex Exercise ~ 10:00 am, Tuesday & Thursday
Tai Chi ~ 10:00 am, Wednesday, $5.00/week.
FUN & GAMES PROGRAMS
Bingo ~ 10:00 am, Friday. Bring two prizes and win two prizes.
Bridge ~ 12:30 pm, Tuesday
Games & Conversation ~ 10:00 am, Wednesday
Cribbage ~ 6:00 pm, Wednesday, September – May
Hand & Foot Canasta ~ 12:00 pm, Tuesday & Friday
Lowy Movie Day ~ 1:00 3rd Mon.
Mah Jongg ~ 12:30 pm, Wednesday
DROP-IN ACTIVITIES *
Jigsaw Puzzle Library – puzzles are available for pick-up Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.
*All other Drop-in Activities are on hold at this time.