Many thanks to the Queen City  Sahelis for their generous support over the past few years. In the picture above, Saheli members present office manager Margery Lindh with a check from their most recent fundraising endeavor.



The Shepherd’s Center is changing the newsletters somewhat. The quarterly “Senior Solutions” will continue to come out as it has in the past, but will now be more of a course catalog. The focus will be on classes, travel and other educational opportunities.

A new newsletter is in the works: “The Shepherd’s Trumpet.” This newsletter will have articles about the Shepherd’s Center, interesting relevant information, items about past and upcoming events of interest. Look for this newsletter in the coming weeks.

Everyone currently subscribed to “Senior Solutions” will be subscribed to “The Shepherd’s Trumpet”. If you prefer not to receive one, both or either, please let us know by calling the office at 704-365-1995 or emailing Margery Lindh at mlindh@shepherdscharlotte.org.



There are several ways you can support the Shepherd’s Center without costing you a penny:

RE-LINK YOUR HARRIS TEETER VIC CARD! THE SHEPHERD’S CENTER NUMBER IS 3267. Did you know that your Harris Teeter purchases can benefit the Shepherd’s Center? By linking your VIC card to our number (3267), a portion of your purchase cost is donated to us! It’s easy to link (or re-link) your card. You can do it while you’re at Harris Teeter (ask the checker to help you) or online (www.harristeeter.com, click on “Together in Education” and follow the prompts.

Are you an Amazon shopper? Consider AMAZON SMILE! When you shop on Amazon Smile for your Amazon purchases,  Amazon donates to The Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte. It’s a win-win! Shepherd’s Center gets a donation and it doesn’t cost you anything! Click here or log in to smile.amazon.com to begin shopping.

Want to make a donation to the Shepherd’s Center? Click on the “Donate” tab at the top of the page, then click the “Donate” button to make a donation using PayPal. If you don’t have a PayPal account, scroll to the bottom of the page and you’ll see information on how to donate using a credit or debit card. Please contact us (704-365-1995) if you have questions or need more information.

What’s happening at the Shepherd’s Center?

The Shepherd’s Center staff is eagerly getting ready for:

Trips!  Day trips to visit the Columbia Museum of Art and Mt. Airy, NC (aka “Mayberry”.)  Overnight trip to Atlanta, GA in May. On-the-Go trips to the research campus in Kannapolis and the Charlotte Ballet. Check out the travel section for more information.


Patient Empowerment Workshop: Lorrie Kemons, RN, MSN,  will share with us the importance of becoming an empowered health care consumer. Lorrie is a professional patient advocate, author, speaker and “Warrior Mom.” She will share her expertise and passion on a collective journey towards patient advocacy and empowerment. She wants you to know you have a voice…you need to use it! Lorrie is the co-founder of PatientAction.com and co-author of “Ready…Set…Advocate! Your Step-by-Step Guide to Patient Empowerment.”

This program will be at the Levine Jewish Community Center (5007 Providence Rd. 28226) in the Weinberg Senior Center on Wednesday, February 21 from 10 – 11am. When you enter Shalom Park from Providence Road, make a left at the stop sign at the t-intersection. Follow the road around to the Levine JCC building, recognizable by the parking garage to its left. Enter the building, and Weinberg Senior Center is the second office/room on the right. Please call the SCC office by Wednesday, February 14 to register (704-365-1995).

Bagpiping Program: Philip Diaz has been “piping” for 30 years. He volunteers his services for ceremonies, festivities and memorials. His presentation will increase our knowledge about the Great Highland Bagpipe. We will learn about the history of piping and how bagpipes have figured in major conflicts. They are called the “pipes of war” for a reason. He will explain the different types of bagpipe music and will wear a kilt and explain the history of tartans and the significance of the accoutrements that are worn.

This program will be in the theater at Waltonwood Cotswold (5215 Randolph Road 28211) on Wednesday, March 14th from 10:30 – 11:30 AM. Seating is limited to 30 people. Please call the SCC office by Wednesday, March 7 to register (704-365 – 1995).

Shepherd’s Center’s Savvy Senior Booster Club

It’s time to join (or re-join!) the Shepherd’s Center “Savvy Senior” Booster Club for 2018. For a tax-deductible donation of $35.00 or MORE, SCC offers reduced registration costs on all Adventures in Learning and Computer Classes as well as Travel Adventures (day trips) for the entire 2018 year. You can join on any class or travel registration form. If you wish to include a Savvy Senior membership as part of another donation or registration, please make sure you indicate SAVVY SENIORS on your check, to ensure proper credit as a Savvy Senior.


Scholarships Available

Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte offers many educational opportunities for older adults through both our Adventures in Learning and Computer programs. Scholarships are available for individuals who may not be able to pay the modest fees required.  Please contact the SCC office (704-365-1995) for information on eligibility guidelines.

Take advantage of this opportunity yourself or encourage individuals you may know to take advantage of this opportunity.


New payment option! IF your total amount paid is $100.00 or more, you may charge that to a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover). Payors may be subject to a convenience fee. Call the SCC office (704-365-1995) for more information about this.

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