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

Posted in 50Plus, blog, Boomer, Boomer Magazine, life long learning, Lifelong Learning, Non-profit, philanthropy, Services for Seniors, Sheep, Travel, TSCOR, Volunteering | 2 Comments

TSCOR Women’s Group Update

We had the initial planning meeting of the women’s group on May 17 where it was pointed out that this group could be anything that its members wanted it to be. That is an exciting prospect, don’t you think?

The attendees decided that this group would be freeform, with no one leader and could evolve over time. A few guidelines were established.  To begin, the group will come up with a short list of topics to assign to each meeting.  At the meeting, everyone will have a bit of time to share what she thinks about the subject and then there will be 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 pm

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

 

Posted in 50Plus, blog, Boomer, Classes for Seniors, life long learning, Lifelong Learning, Non-profit, philanthropy, Sheep, Shepherd's Center, TSCOR, Volunteering, Women | Leave a comment

Special Topics schedule change for this Thursday

This Thursday, May 25th at 9:45 a.m., Special Topics speaker, Jimmy Kandeh, will be unable to deliver his talk on Current Developments in West Africa.  In his place will be Art Gunlicks, who will speak on the elections in Europe.

Posted in Boomer | Leave a comment

Two Timely Topics at the OU

Don’t miss Dr. George Munro’s lunch talk on “Vladimir Putin:  World’s Most Powerful Leader?” on Thursday, May 18, at our Open University site at First Presbyterian Church, 4602 Cary Street Road.  Dr. Munro is an award-winning professor of history at V.C. U. and travels frequently to Russia for research.

Then on Monday, May 22, at St. Luke Lutheran, 7757 Chippenham Parkway, Dr. Dan Palazzolo, award-winning professor of political science at the University of Richmond, will discuss “Governing in the New Congress.

Both talks begin at 12:30 and will last about 45 minutes, including Q & A.  Come earlier at noon with a sandwich, if you like.  Coffee, tea, and cake are available for purchase.  Bring your friends for these important lunchtime talks.

Posted in 50Plus, Amazon, blog, Boomer, Classes for Seniors, life long learning, Lifelong Learning, Non-profit, philanthropy, Shepherd's Center, TSCOR, Uncategorized, Volunteering | 1 Comment

Special Topics schedule change for this Thursday

Because of unforeseen circumstances, this Thursday, May 11th, Special Topics speaker, Jimmy Kandeh, will be unable to deliver his talk.  In his place will be Justin Madron, who was scheduled to speak in the same lecture series on May 25th. We are happy that we will have both, although in reverse order!  Here, then, is the new schedule:

Thursday, May 11, 9:45 am:  Justin Madron on Mapping Segregation in Richmond

Thursday, May 25, 9:45 am:  Jimmy Kandeh on Current Developments in West Africa

Posted in Boomer | Leave a comment

What a Celebration It Was!

This past Tuesday, we gathered together and honored our volunteers and their service to Richmond’s older community.  Enjoy the pictures (thank you Susan B.!).  If you click on them, they will get larger.  Thank you again to all of our volunteers, who are drivers, transportation coordinators, handy men & women, friendly callers, Open University instructors and support crew,  board and committee members.

You ARE The Shepherd’s Center!

Posted in 50Plus, blog, Boomer, Classes for Seniors, life long learning, Lifelong Learning, Non-profit, philanthropy, Seniors and Social Media, Sheep, Shepherd's Center, TSCOR, Uncategorized, VMFA, Volunteering | 4 Comments

And you thought we forgot….

Happy National Volunteer Week!!!!

In fact, we would not exist without our volunteers!

Many, many thanks to ALL of you for making us the great organization we are and for helping us to create a more caring community for older adults here in the River City. 

We really couldn’t do it without ewe (big grin) – Julie

Posted in 50Plus, blog, Boomer, Boomer Magazine, life long learning, Lifelong Learning, Non-profit, philanthropy, Services for Seniors, Sheep, Shepherd's Center, Travel, TSCOR, VMFA, Volunteering, WCVE | Leave a comment

Lunch and Life This Wednesday

Hello Everyone!

Just a reminder that Lunch and Life will meet this Wednesday, April 26 – the last in our Spring Series.  Craig Reynolds, director of the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, will be speaking on Thomas Jefferson as Architect and Designer.  The program begins at noon at St. Mary Catholic Church, 9505 Gayton Road.  Bring a bag lunch.  The church will provide beverages and desserts.  The talk begins at 12:30 pm.

Posted in 50Plus, Boomer, Classes for Seniors, life long learning, Lifelong Learning, Non-profit, philanthropy, Sheep, Shepherd's Center, TSCOR | Leave a comment

We’re having a party

We are having a party to celebrate our volunteers on May 2nd.  If you are a volunteer or a member, you should have received an invitation via email or regular post.  We are collecting RSVPs right now so that we can have a number for the caterer.  If you haven’t let us know whether you will attend, please do that now.  Thanks you so much – Julie

PS – Classes will meet tomorrow, April 20th, at First Presbyterian.

Posted in Boomer | 6 Comments

Easter/Passover/Spring Holiday OU Schedule

As many of you already know, there was no OU at First Presbyterian today because it’s Maundy Thursday – classes resume next Thursday, April 20. Our other two locations will also have Easter/Passover/Spring Break closures.  Monday, April 17, there will be no OU at St. Luke Lutheran.  Monday classes will resume April 24. AND we will not have Lunch and Life at St. Mary Catholic next Wednesday, April 19 – the last lecture of that series will be Wednesday, April 26.

We hope everyone enjoys their Spring Break – Julie

 

Posted in Boomer | Leave a comment