Fall 2017 Gray Matters Newsletter

The fall 2017 edition of our newsletter, Gray Matters, is now available on our website or click here for a copy!  Enjoy!

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The Fall Open University (OU) Schedule Available Now

Good Summer to Everyone!

Are you ready to get those sun soaked minds working again? Then click here to see the 2017 Fall OU Course Schedule.  It is a wonderful line up filled with an array of topics that I am sure will please all.  We are very excited for the new school year.

Word of mouth is a powerful thing.  Please use it to help us spread the word about The Shepherd’s Center to your friends, family, and neighbors. Invite them to join you for the day.  Guests can attend one day of classes free to see what they think.  And remember, members ($25 annually) can attend lunch speakers free as a benefit of their membership.

NOTE:  Our new online registration feature will be available August 18th, one month before the fall OU session.  And as always, you can either mail your check and registration form to the office or wait until the first day of classes to register on site, where we will also be accepting credit card payments.

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING ALL OF EWE AT THE OU!

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Travel with TSCOR to The National Aquarium

Don’t miss out!!  The last day to register for the trip to the National Aquarium is fast approaching.  The registration deadline is September 25th, one week after Open University begins.

Beat the rush and sign up today!

Click here for a detailed flyer

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Get Your Lifetime Senior Pass Now!

I’ve heard this from a few of our members and Diane, member/student and volunteer, was kind enough to send me the following write-up. Thank you Diane!

Senior passes for our national parks have been a bargain for many years, but the National Park Service’s prices for those passes are going up significantly in late August.

The cost of the “Lifetime Senior Pass”–which is $10 now–will increase to $80 on August 28, 2017. An extra $10 processing fee will be added to that charge if you order the pass online or by mail rather than going to an actual park facility.  A new year-by-year senior pass will be $20 for each year.

The closest facilities that sell them are the Colonial National Historical Park in Yorktown, Prince William Forest Park (off I-95 near Washington, DC), and Shenandoah National Park. Unfortunately, none of the park facilities in our Richmond area sell lifetime senior passes.  For example, Richmond National Battlefield Park does not sell them.

You can order senior passes at 1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747), Option 1, or by mail or online.

You can view full information on HERE

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TSCOR Women’s Group

We have started a women’s group and we would love for you to be a part of it!  The group will be freeform, with no one leader, and will come up with a short list of topics to assign to each meeting.  During the meeting, everyone will have a chance to share what she thinks about the subject and then there will be a group discussion.  Meeting frequency is undecided, but there is another planning meeting scheduled where that, and other particulars, will be discussed.  Hope you can join us!  Please let Julie know if you are interested at jadams@TSCOR.org or 804-355-7282.

Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 16 at 2:30 pmvintage woman with sheep

Location: The Shepherd’s Center Office, 3111 Northside Ave., Suite 400, Richmond 23228

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Amazon’s Prime Day starts tonight!

Shopping sheepAmazon’s Prime Day is here! Deals start at 9:00 pm ET tonight, July 10 and run through July 11th. Prime Day is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. There are crazy deals going on, so check it out and have a blast.

On Prime Day, and always, remember to shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond.  Every little bit helps!  Thanks – Julie

 

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Annual Membership Drive

Dear Friends of TSCOR,

It’s time once again for the Annual Membership drive of The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond.  Please become a member or renew your membership today.

Last year, TSCOR taught over 300 students at The Open University, traveled to Montpelier, VA and the Norfolk Botanical Gardens with Group Travel and provided over 1,400 free rides to seniors, offered by volunteers, through our Transportation Program.

In the coming year, we envision strengthening the Open University program, expanding Group Travel, increasing our team of drivers and maximizing volunteer involvement throughout the organization.

Your membership makes you an integral part of the vital and caring community of individuals who do so much to improve the lives of older people in Richmond and surrounding counties.

Benefits of a TSCOR Membership:

  • Free attendance to all Open University Lunch Speakers
  • Reduced Open University tuition
  • Reduced TSCOR Group Travel rates
  • Invitation to the Annual Volunteer Celebration
  • The knowledge that you are contributing to the betterment of your community
  • Supporting our mission to encourage older adults to remain active and independent through enrichment programs and volunteer service to their peers

Our annual membership cycle runs July 1 through June 30, concurrent with our fiscal year.  The $25 membership may be paid anytime beginning July 1st. Please note that joining later in the annual cycle does not allow for reduced or pro-rated dues.  Membership can be mailed to our office, submitted with your Open University registration, or select the second link below to pay online with your credit card.

For membership form and to pay by cash or check, click here.

If you would like to pay with your credit card, please click here.

Thank you for being a member of The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond!   We can’t do it without ewe!

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Happy Fourth of July!!!!

Wishing ewe and yours a wonderful holiday!!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Yes, it is only July, but July 1st marks the beginning of a new fiscal year for TSCOR.

July 1st also kicks off a new membership cycle for TSCOR.  Keep a lookout for the Annual Membership renewal notice coming to one of your mailboxes right after July 4th (email or snail mail, or you can always find it on our website).  Please check your email spam or junk mail folder to be sure we didn’t end up there.  If so, please mark us as “not spam.”

Membership is only $25 for the entire year (July 1 – June 30) but it means a great deal to our organization.  Membership can be mailed to our office or submitted with your Open University registration.  And now, for the first time, you will be able to pay online with your credit card.  There is a link on our website homepage that will take you to a secure site (GoEMerchant) where you can pay membership.

Your financial support and participation means everything to us.  Remember to tell your friends and neighbors about us too – your recommendation is worth so much more than any kind of advertisement.  Thank you so much and here’s to another wonderful year to come!!  Enjoy your summer – Julie

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Almost a new year for TSCOR

Good Afternoon Everyone!

I was looking through some files for something entirely different from what I found and I thought it would be fun to share it with you.  We are about to start our 34th year of service to the older population of Richmond on July 1st and it is great to look back at our 30th, when the article below was written by our pal, Bill Lohmann.   Enjoy the article and remember, our volunteers, members, students and clients are why we are still here!

Article: “Shepherd’s Center to mark 30 years of helping seniors”

Happy Summer!!

– Julie

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