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Alzheimer’s caregiver support group to meet

The Alzheimer’s-Dementia Caregivers Support Group of Clemmons United Methodist Church will meet at 2 p.m. Monday in the church parlor.

There will be information and an opportunity for caregivers to support each other.

The church is at 3700 Clemmons Road, Clemmons.

For more information call Dawn Wooten at 336-414-0579.

Medicare workshop

planned for Monday

The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem will have a free Medicare workshop for people turning 65 and others who have Medicare, to learn about the insurance options available. Trained counselors will be available to answer questions.

The session will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Clemmons Branch Library, 3554 Clemmons Road, Clemmons.

Registration is required and can be made by calling 336-748-0217.

14th Street School alumni planning reunion

The 14th Street Elementary School alumni will have a planning meeting for their fourth all-class reunion at 6 p.m. Thursday at the 14th Street Recreation Center, 2020 E. 14th St. Anyone who attended 14th Street School is invited to help plan the reunion.

For more information, call Alfred Harvey, 336-414-9241.

Cruise information session

There will a Cuba cruise information session at noon Friday at The Shepherd’s Center, 1700 Ebert St., Winston-Salem. Chip Reynolds, the sales manager for Mayflower Cruises & Tours, will explain the details of the Shepherd’s Center’s Best of Cuba Cruise planned for September.

The cost includes airfare and travel on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ Empress of the Seas. Activities will include visiting Havana, Cienfuegos, and Santiago before returning home. Plans include Spanish classes and Cuban history before we go.

Enjoy a little Cuban food while you learn about the trip.

There is no cost for the information session. Seating is limited and registration is requested. For more information or to register, call 336-748-0217.

VFW honor guard

asking for volunteers

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Honor Guard needs volunteers to help render military honors for dead veterans from all branches of the military.

A chaplain is especially needed.

Uniforms and transportation are provided.

For more information or to volunteer, call Cliff Harris, the quartermaster, at 336-403-8756, or email

Respite care ministry

needs volunteers

DAYBreak Respite Care, an outreach ministry of Centenary United Methodist Church, needs volunteers to help with program activities for older adults with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.

DAYBreak is at 633 W. 4½ St., in downtown Winston-Salem. The ministry operates 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Helping out any part of the day is welcome; no special training is required. For more information or to arrange a visit, call 336-724-6311 ext. 1345.

Senior Services needs volunteers

Senior Services Inc. needs volunteers in the following areas:

  • A volunteer is needed every other Tuesday to deliver frozen meals to about seven seniors who are on the waiting list for hot meal delivery. Pick up meals between 9 a.m. and noon. Delivery times average 90 minutes. The shift is from 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. one Wednesday each month at the Senior Services building, 2895 Shorefair Drive. The volunteers will give out frozen meals.
  • Volunteers are needed on the Goler Memorial frozen meal route to deliver Meals-on-Wheels every other Tuesday at Goler Manor Apartments. Delivery times average 60 minutes.
  • Friendly, four legged volunteers and their parents are needed to visit with participants at the Williams Adult Day Center, 230 Melrose St., Winston-Salem. Visit times are flexible and are about one hour or less.
  • Volunteers are needed to call participants at home to check in on them. This can be done from your own home. Times and days are every other week, from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays or from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesdays.
  • Volunteers are also needed any time any day, except Thursday, to help staff members answer calls and direct people at the front desk.
  • Senior Services accepts donations of cars and other vehicles. Proceeds go to support Senior Services programs. For more information or to donate a vehicle, call Leigh Anne Groves at 336-721-6908 or go to

For more information or to volunteer, call Holly Beck at 336-721-3411.

Community meeting about needs of seniors

The East /Northeast Winston Neighborhood Association and Forsyth Futures, AARP and Age-Friendly Forsyth are having a community meeting to get feedback about the needs of local seniors. Caregivers, seniors and residents are invited to the meeting which will be at 6 p.m. May 30 at the 14th Street Recreation Center, 2020 E. 14th St.

For more information or to register, call 336-997-2519 or go to

Medicare workshop June 2

Compass Financial Services will hold a Lunch and Learn workshop about Medicare June 2 at Bleu Restaurant, 3425 Frontis St., Winston-Salem.

The workshop will begin at 11:15 a.m.; participants should arrive by 11 a.m.

Topics include the benefits and enrollment rules of Medicare Parts A and B; Medicare Advantage plans vs. Medicare supplement plans; and how Part D and the “doughnut hole” work. The workshop is for educational purposes only and solicitations will not be made.

The workshop and lunch are free, but registration is recommended. For more information or to register, call 336-768-5111.

Medicare seminars scheduled June 6

McCall Insurance Services will hold two free “Medicare 101” seminars at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. June 6 at office at 2511 Neudorf Road, suite G, Clemmons.

The seminars are for anyone turning 65 or on Medicare. Topics include the basics of Medicare about signing up for Medicare Parts A and B and also covers Parts C and D.

The seminars are designed to inform participants about Medicare programs, and no solicitations will be made.

Brookridge to host open house, tours

Brookridge Retirement Community, 1199 Hayes Forest Drive, will have an open house with lunch, tours and door prizes from noon to 3 p.m. June 9.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling Becky Wright at 336-759-1044 or by sending email to

Workshops on healing from grief to be held

Trellis Supportive Care will have free Writing Through our Grief workshops for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. Kay Windsor, a writer, will lead the workshop.

The workshops will be at 9:30 a.m. June 10, July 8, Aug. 12, and Sept. 9 at Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem. Participants may attend one or all of the workshops.

For more information or to register, call 336-331-1318.

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Compiled by Melissa Hall

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