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Supplemental Adventures in Learning at Neviaser Educational Institute, Community Hospice & Palliative Care

This is the first in a series of educational and practical presentations by the Shepherd Center and Community Hospice & Palliative Care.  FAMILY DYNAMICS: TOO MUCH DRAMA! 10am, Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Neviaser Educational Institute, 4266 Sunbeam Rd, Jacksonville, FL  Click “here” to register ...

From the Board Chairman 

Each year the Shepherd’s Center is blessed with new members, returning members, fantastic volunteer teachers and wonderful sponsors. As we celebrate our 25th year in business I want to thank each of you for your participation. Without you, there would not be a Shepherd’s Center (SCOOP). It seems weekly I hear about the issue of “Senior Isolation” and how detrimental it is to our health. SCOOP attempts to create an active, vibrant community of seniors who create friendships and socialization opportunities. Please share ou ...

Golden Years Gala Winners

Congratulations to the following winners at the 2018 Allegro Golden Years Gala: Ron Coleman, Lifetime Achievement Gordon Danielson, Man of the Year Judy White, Woman of the Year Nancy Keown, Shepherd’s Center Volunteer of the Year. ...

Thank you Ridgeview High Schools TV Production Classes

Ridgeview High School’s TV production class filmed our yoga instructor, Ginny Ross yesterday.  Ginny will not be available for the Summer and Fall sessions to teach class, so we wanted a video of her to show to her class.  RHS videographers, Shane and Dalton spent 2+ hours working on the shoot.  We hope to have the DVD soon! ...

Receive a FREE lunch!

Invite a friend to join you at our Adventures in Learning program or invite them to lunch. Your friends are welcome to stay for a day for FREE and check out the classes (with a reservation for lunch, of course). If your friend(s) join SCOOP, YOU get a FREE LUNCH! ...

We are having a FRIENDRAISER contest!

Bring a friend to The Shepherd’s Center Adventures in Learning Program, if they join you will receive a FREE LUNCH! The member who has the most friends join by October 31 will receive a FREE REGISTRATION for the Winter Session! So, join the fun and bring your friends ! ...

Free Lunch!

Don’t forget to invite your friends to join the Shepherd’s Center. When you invite a friend and they join SCOOP, you will receive a free lunch. An easy way to ask friends to join is to click on “forward this email” at the bottom of our email newsletter and forward it to your friends! To join the email list, contact us. ...

What the Shepherd’s Center Means to Me

I want to thank you for welcoming me into the SCOOP family! I have had a great two months on the job; learning the ropes, meeting great people and reconnecting with people I have not seen in a while.  The Shepherd’s Center is such a great program in a loving environment. I enjoy seeing the friendships that blossom here and how every member is willing to share their experiences and gifts. One area I am working on is our social media presence, see the Facebook news in this letter. I enjoy my work here and I hope to be a part of the SCOOP f ...

Living Life and Loving It Through Lifelong Learning

Welcome! Lifelong learning is the process of keeping your mind and body engaged — at any age — by actively pursuing knowledge and experience. That’s what SCOOP is all about. Whether it’s learning how to line dance, create a work of art, discuss current events or learn about local history – you will keep your mind sharp, improve memory, increase self-confidence, obtain a feeling of accomplishment, and meet people who share your interests or maybe you will find a new interest that you can share with others. SCOOP offers you an inexpensi ...