Shepherd’s Center Has Big Plans for 2018

Adventures in Learning, the lifelong learning program, takes on a new look and location

By Susan Meny

The big news at the Shepherd’s Center is that the change in format and location of its
lifelong learning program called Adventures in Learning.

The new courses will run for six weeks at a very reasonable cost with no annual fee to participate in the program. Courses will be held at:

Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church
3543 Robinhood Road
Thursdays, Noon to 4 p.m.
Beginning January 18

Concurrent offerings running at the center,

1700 Ebert Street
Mondays, Noon to 4 p.m.
Beginning January 22

Join us at noon at Mt. Tabor UMC with your lunch or pre-register for lunch prepared by expert chef, Sheri Nebinger, which includes entrée, salad, dessert and drink for a cost of $9. Enjoy time with friends, make
new ones and share what you have been learning with one another.

At 1 p.m. Complimentary and Integrative Health Alternatives talks are scheduled. Learn about treatments for thyroid imbalances, blood pressure or cholesterol issues, dizziness and vertigo problems and other health issues with other than pharmaceutical interventions.

At 2 p.m. discover Critical Decisions Leading Up To and Influencing the Outcome of World War II with local historian and retired history teacher Bill Partin.

Each individual six-week series offering will cost $10 per session or $50 for the series if prepaid, and the first class is free.

January 22 at the Shepherd’s Center, look for Movement Re-Imagined: Therapy for the Body / Mind.

This is an offering like no other and is the product of working with Christina Soriano, WFU School of Dance. Christina’s community work with older adults and those challenged with neurological disorders, called Improv-ment, is well known and sought after. Allie Williams, Health and Exercise Science major and Dance minor from WFU, is a protégé of Christina’s. She will offer a six-week series to include a little improv, a little modern dance, a lot of fun, and quite a few health benefits! It will be offered Monday afternoons at 2 p.m.

Additionally, look for Shepherd’s Center sponsored community drumming circles, monthly intergenerational jam sessions featuring different musical genres, and classes on polymer clay, Zentangle, and Retirement Reimagined, to name a few.

If you care to donate percussion instruments and/or African drums to the center, the Shepherd’s Center can make good use of your donations. The Vital Living program is recruiting singers, musicians, actors and dancers. Join us! Call Susan or Keets at 336-748-0217.

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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