Our Organization


We’re thrilled you’ve decided to learn more about the Shepherd’s Center of Orange Park. We encourage you to explore our website, read our current newsletter, review our classes, check out our upcoming events, and learn more about donating opportunities.

Our Mission

The Shepherd’s Center of Orange Park (SCOOP) has been serving our community for nearly two decades as a non-profit, interfaith organization that improves the quality of life of seniors intellectually, physically, socially and spiritually….To Live Life and Love It!

Our Classes

SCOOP’s “Adventures In Learning” is a very successful educational program attended by hundreds of senior adults on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for eight-week sessions, four times a year.

More than 50 class offerings are available year-round at two locations, Orange Park and Fleming Island. Classes include Current Events, Computers, Exercise, Tai Chi Easy, Yoga, Line Dancing, Art and Craft classes, Bible Study, Bridge, Memoirs, Health and Finance classes,  Scrabble and many more. For more about our classes, click here.

Our Members

SCOOP is touching lives and making a very positive impact for senior adults.  Attendees tell us they’ve physically benefited from our Tai Chi Easy, Exercise, Yoga, and Line Dancing classes. Others have said they’ve enjoyed the intellectual stimulation from learning new skills such as computers or crafts like water color painting. But most of all, everyone has said they’ve truly enjoyed the friendships they’ve made through the program.

We see it in the smile on their faces as they greet each other. Lives are being changed. “I have met so many people,” says SCOOP member Marcy Stachowiak. “No matter where I go, I always run into people I know. SCOOP has changed my life.”


People always make the difference, and our people are the best! Thanks to our member volunteers, our program continues to be available for seniors in the First Coast area. More than 50 senior adult SCOOP members volunteer as teachers, office staff, board members, and helping us set up each week. These individuals are a wonderful example for younger generations, giving their time and talents serving others. We’re privileged and inspired by our volunteers, a truly wonderful group of people, and thankful for their help.

Sound Good?

Join us for fun, fitness and friends! Click here and learn about selection of 50 classes in four convenient Clay County locations!