The Shepherd’s Center is Throwing a Holiday Bash and You are Invited!


Fun, Food & Fitness for Seniors!

By Susan Meny

In celebration of another year of dedication to its mission of providing services, volunteer opportunities and numerous enrichment activities to older adults throughout Forsyth County, the Shepherd’s Center is having a Holiday Bash on the Thursday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 30. It is our way to say “Thank You!” to the community that supports us, to celebrate another successful and fulfilling year, and to share the warmth of our gratitude with all in true holiday spirit!

On Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be free health screenings provided by Novant Health on the upper level of the center located at 1700 Ebert Street, Winton-Salem. The screenings will assess body mass index, waist circumference, blood pressure, cholesterol (total, good, and bad), triglycerides, glucose and hemoglobin A1C. You will also receive advice on how to maintain or improve your measures through the holidays and beyond. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 336-277-1880 or emailing A minimum of 30 pre-registered participants are required to guarantee the screenings, so don’t wait! Call today.

At 1 p.m. please join the staff and the community for an Open House on the lower level of the Shepherd’s Center. Enjoy light refreshments while you meet and mingle with other seniors. Bring the family and learn about services provided by older adults for older adults throughout Forsyth County. Discover how the center may help you or your aging parents to find transportation to doctors and/or to the grocery store, if needed, or to find help with minor home repair. Register for Caregiver Training or to become a much needed volunteer.

You can also pick up a directory of services for older adults and a newsletter of coming events at the center. You may find you will want to save a few more dates on your calendar after you read the Vital Living Program news.

Join us at 2 p.m. as the celebration continues with music, fun and entertainment! Expect performances by the Shepherd’s Center’s “own” dulcimer band, our Shepherd’s Center Singers, our New Horizon’s Band, and maybe even Mark Twain!

You’ll have to come and see – You never know who all will show up!

Susan Meny is the Vital Living Program Director of the Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem. For more information, call 336-748-0217 or visit


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