The Shepherd's Center - Senior Center Of Kernersville - Senior Center in Kernersville NC

General Information

The Shepherd's Center - Senior Center of Kernersville
636 Gralin Street, Kernersville, NC 27284
(336) 996-6696
Contact Name
Lynne Garms
Email address
MISSION The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville is an interfaith ministry of volunteers which champions and sustains adults who are aging or with disabilities. VISION The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville empowers individuals and enriches the lives of older or disabled adults in our community. We believe this provides dignity, respect, purpose, and other essentials of life.
Membership Information
ERVICES Transportation: Volunteer drivers provide rides to medical appointments, social service agency appointments, tax preparation appointments, grocery shopping, or other personal need destinations such as hair appointments. Telephone Reassurance: Volunteers place weekday calls to recipients who have requested this service. This service helps combat isolation as well as making sure the recipient is being checked on daily. Person to Person Visitation: Enjoy the company of a regular visitor with one of our volunteers for a short visit. Respite Care (Companion Sitting): Caregivers of person living with chronic illnesses are provided a few hours of free time by our volunteers. Personal Shopper & Prescription Pick Up: Volunteer shoppers pickup, fulfill, & deliver grocery and pharmacy orders. Counseling: Offer one hour counseling sessions with a retired volunteer counselor with a Master’s degree in Counseling. Project Joy: Volunteers procure, arrange, and deliver donated flowers to those suffering illness or loss, celebrating milestones, or just needing a “lift”. Handy Person: Volunteers provide free labor for minor home repairs inside or outside the home with limited availability. Senior Financial Care Counseling: Providing financial & insurance support via phone and in-person appointments with a Financial and Certified SHIIP Counselor. Elder Law Legal Aide: Providing legal support via phone and in-person appointments with an Attorney. Senior Enrichment Center: A full-time “Center of Excellence” offering a variety of life enriching activities and classes in arts, education and enrichment, fun and games, and health and wellness. Bill Radisch Computer Center for Seniors: Volunteer instructors offer one on one computer and other electronic device operational education and assistance at the Senior Enrichment Center. Caregiver Education/Support Group: Monthly meeting held at the Senior Enrichment Center covering different topics. Equipment Loan Program: Our Senior Enrichment Center offers durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, shower chairs, and walkers for short-term or long-term needs on a three month renewable basis for as long as needed. Income Tax Preparation: Free annual income tax return preparation appointments February through mid-April in partnership with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program. Resource and Information Referrals: Staff and volunteers provide names and numbers of organizations that can assist with any services not provided by The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersville. Advocacy: Staff and volunteers provide meetings and events to raise awareness of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in conjunction with local law enforcement.
Additional Special Speakers for various subjects. Senior Center – Activities Weekly Activities MONDAYS 9:00 – Bridge 10:00 – Stretch & Flex 11:00 – Caregiver/Education Support Group (2nd Monday) 12:00 – Beginner’s Line Dancing$ 1:00 – Line Dancing$ 1:00 – Bowling at Countryside Lanes$ 1:00 – Tatting 3:00 – Square Dancing$ TUESDAYS 9:30 – Bee Quilters 10:00 – Stretch & Flex 10:00 – Acoustic Jam Sessions 12:00 – Hand & Foot 12:30 – Advanced Bridge 1:00 – Slower Paced Bingo (3rd Tuesday) 6:00 – Kings of Swing Practice WEDNESDAYS 8:30-11:30 Computer Lab Assistance$ 9:00 – Billiards 10:00 – Tai Chi$ 10:00 – Games 10:00 – American Sewing Guild$ (3rd Wed.) 12:00 – Basket Weaving$ 1:00 – Bowling at Countryside Lanes$ 1:00 – Gorgeous Greeting Cards$ (3rd Wed.) 1:00 – Watercolor Club$ 1:00 – Mahjongg 6:00 – Cribbage (Jan – May, Sept – Mid-Dec.) 7:00 – Round Dancing THURSDAYS 10:00 – Books Ignite! 10:00 – Needle Arts 10:00 – Stretch & Flex 12:00 – Pinochle 1:00 – Gentle Chair Yoga$ 6:30 – American Legion Post #36$ (3rd Thurs.) FRIDAYS 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Sit-and-Sew (4th Friday) 9:00 – Computer Lab Assistance$ 9:00 – Rubber Stamping$ (1st Friday) 10:00 – Bingo 12:00 – Hand & Foot 6:30 – Rubber Stamping$ (1st Friday)
Age requirements
50+ or 18+ with a disability
Operation Time
8:00 - 4:00 pm
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