Senior woman with her caregiver at home

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Medicare workshop set for Monday

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

The session will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Walkertown Branch Library, 2969 Main St., Walkertown.

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

Halloween social at Shepherd’s Center

The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem will have a Halloween Social at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the center, 1700 Ebert St. There will be a sing-a-long, chair volleyball, a chocolate fountain and treats.

Attendees are encouraged to wear a costume.

It is sponsored by the Shepherd’s Center and Brookdale Reynolda Assisted Living.

Free, but donations will be accepted.

For more information or to register, call 336-748-0217.

Medicare workshop

to be Wednesday

Senior Benefits Unlimited will have an information workshop on what’s new with Medicare in Forsyth County at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Fulton Family YMCA, 355 W. Hanes Mill Road.

The Health Team Advantage’s new plan in Forsyth County will be explained.

There will be another program at 10 a.m. Nov. 8 at the Winston Lake Family YMCA, 901 Waterworks Road.

The programs are free, and registration is recommended. For more Information or to register, call 336-399-3025.

‘Medicare 101’ seminars Thursday

McCall Insurance Services will hold two free “Medicare 101” seminars Thursday at its Clemmons office, 2511 Neudorf Road, Suite G. The first will be at 10 a.m. and the second at 2 p.m.

The seminars are for anyone turning 65 or already on Medicare. Topics include the basics of Medicare such as when and where to sign up for Medicare Parts A and B and also cover Parts C and D.

Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is required and can be made by calling 336-766-1885 or email

Open Doors Arts Program has new home

Open Doors Arts Program of the The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays during November at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art, 251 N. Spruce St. Bill Gramley will teach pastel art classes in Graphics 1 Studio.

The cost is $25 and includes supplies. The class is limited to 20 students.

Payment is required before classes begin. Make check payable to the Shepherd’s Center, enter Open Doors Arts on the memo line, and mail to: The Shepherd’s Center, 1700 Ebert St., Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Deadline for payment is Friday.

For more information or to register, call 336-748-0217.

Meals-on-Wheels needs volunteers

Senior Services Inc. needs volunteers to deliver Meals-on-Wheels on the following routes:

The Woodruff route is in the Kimberly Park neighborhood the second and fifth Friday of each month. Delivery times average 90 minutes.

The Shepherd’s Center frozen meal route is twice a month on Tuesdays. The route is in southwest Winston-Salem near Hobby Park on West Clemmonsville Road. Delivery times average 90 minutes.

Volunteers are also needed from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to clean out about 90 coolers used to deliver Meals-on-Wheels.

For more information or to volunteer, call Laura Garland at 336-721-3406.

Lunch and Learn workshop on Medicare

Compass Financial Services will hold a Lunch and Learn workshop about Medicare on Nov. 5 at Bleu Restaurant, 3425 Frontis St.

The workshop begins at 11:15 a.m. but participants are asked to arrive 15 minutes early.

Topics include the benefits and enrollment rules of Medicare Parts A and B; Medicare Advantage plans versus Medicare supplement plans; and how Part D and the “doughnut hole” work.

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

Free bone health workshop

A free workshop on bone health will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education, 475 Vine St. Free parking is available in the P7 Innovation Quarter Lot. Valet parking is also available directly in front of the building on Vine Street.

The workshop is sponsored by American Bone Health and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Participants will learn how to build a roadmap for better bone health.

Registration is required and can be made by going to or calling 510-832-2663, option 2.

Shepherd’s Center Volunteer Orientation

The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem will hold volunteer orientation from 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 14 at the center at 1700 Ebert St.

Older adults need help with supportive services such as transportation, minor home repairs, visits or caregiver respite.

There is a particular need of visitation volunteers to provide companionship to homebound older adults in the 27105 area, for a few hours each month. Mileage reimbursement is offered.

For a list of all volunteer opportunities, go to For more information or to register for the session, call The Shepherd’s Center at 336-748-0217 or email

Shepherd’s Center to accept book donations

The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston Salem is accepting book donations for its 2019 book sale. Proceeds from the sale support the center’s programs and services for older adults.

Donations can be dropped off at the center, 1700 Ebert St., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call 336-748-0217.

Retired school personnel to meet

The Winston Salem/Forsyth County Retired School Personnel will hold its November luncheon meeting at 11 a.m. Nov. 14 at Knollwood Baptist Church, 330 Knollwood St., in Building B in the lower parking lot. The buffet lunch line will open at 11:15 a.m. and the program begins at noon.

The speaker will be Kris Cox, the executive director, W/S Reads/St. Augustine Literacy Project. All retired educators are invited. Contact Yvonne Williams, the president, by Nov. 5.

Veterans Day parade participants sought

The Triad Vietnam Veterans Association will hold its annual parade at 10 a.m. Nov. 10 along Fourth Street and Liberty Street in downtown Winston-Salem.

For more information or to take part in the parade, call Walt Emery at 336-766-8087 or email

Compiled by Melissa Hall

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