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Pearl Harbor program Wednesday

Trellis Supportive Care will hold a Pearl Harbor Remembrance Week program from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Richard Childress Racing event room, 425 Industrial Blvd., Welcome.

A free breakfast will be provided by Trellis. All veterans will be recognized for their service to our country. There will be a Moment of Silence in remembrance of all WWII Veterans.

Susan Rudd, a 101-year-old Army WWII Veteran, will be the guest of honor. All women veterans are encouraged to attend to share the morning with Rudd and all veteran attendees.

Entertainment will be provided by Erinn Dearth from “Letters From Home.”

Guests are invited to bring new, unwrapped toys and children’s clothing to be donated to local Marine Corps League “Toys for Tots” programs.

No registration required.

Welcome to Medicare programs offered

Blue Moon will also host a free lunch and learn meeting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Little Richard’s Smokehouse Bar N Cue, 129 S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem.

Blue Moon Benefits Group will hold a free “Welcome to Medicare” session at 11 a.m. Dec. 11 at the Broyhill Office Suites, 3540 Clemmons Road, Clemmons.

Topics will include how to sign up for Medicare and the various options available.

The meetings are open to the public, but seating is limited, so advanced registration is required. To register go to or call 336-778-1070.

Medicare workshop planned

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 Walkertown Branch Library, 2969 Main St., Walkertown.

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

Medicaid enrollment info session set

The Forsyth County Department of Social Services will hold enrollment sessions to help Medicaid beneficiaries choose a Prepaid Health Plan.

Each of the four Prepaid Health Plan Providers (United Healthcare, Healthy Blue, AmeriHealth Caritas, and Wellcare) will be available to provide information to Medicaid beneficiaries.

The Health Plan Providers will be in the first floor conference room of the DSS office, 741 N. Highland Ave., Winston-Salem, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

State appointed Outreach Specialists are also at DSS to help Medicaid beneficiaries enroll in a plan from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

Volunteers needed for memory loss study

The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem and Wake Forest Baptist Health Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention are looking for volunteers for its Dementia Care (D-CARE) study.

The study is evaluating three options for providing support and services to people with memory or thinking difficulties and those who care for them. Individuals who join the study will be assigned randomly to one of three groups and will continue to receive their regular medical care.

If you are interested in participating or getting more information, call 336-716-1716 or go to

Volunteers needed at Senior Services

Senior Services Inc. needs civic organizations, company, and faith group volunteers to share a Meals-on-Wheels route as a team to deliver meals to homebound seniors. Deliveries can be once a week, once a month or any available time, in between.

Volunteers are needed between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to help with data entry. The hours are flexible.

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

Senior Services is looking for caregivers and their children 0-3 years old to take part in an Intergenerational Kindermusik class at 10 a.m. each Thursday at the Williams Adult Day Center, 231 Melrose St., Winston-Salem. The class is 30 minutes. Each child receives a free CD.

For more information call Sylvia Martin at 336-724-2155 or go to

Senior Services accepts donations of cars and other vehicles.

For more information, call Leigh Anne Groves at 336-721-6908 or go to

Help with Medicare open enrollment

The annual Medicare open enrollment will take place through Dec. 7, and the Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem will hold its final workshop Friday at the Shepherd’s Center, 1700 Ebert St., Winston-Salem. One-hour appointments are available between noon and 5 p.m.

The workshop will help people choose the correct drug and the Medicare Advantage plan and make changes.

Trained counselors from the Seniors Health Insurance Information Program will be available to assist.

Space is limited and appointments are required. Call the center at 336-748-0217 to make an appointment.

Chair yoga classes offered on Tuesdays

Free chair yoga classes are offered at 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays at Knollwood Baptist Church, 330 Knollwood St., Winston-Salem.

For more information, email

DAV chapter needs volunteer drivers

The local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans needs volunteer drivers to transport Forsyth County veterans to the Kernersville and Salisbury Veterans Affairs facilities.

The DAV provides the vehicle. Volunteers must have a valid driver’s license and pass a physical provided by the VA.

For more information or to volunteer, call the 336-515-5000, ext. 21479, and leave contact information.

Military officers association to meet

The Military Officers of America Association will hold its annual Christmas dinner/dance Dec. 10 at Bermuda Run Country Club, 324 Bermuda Run Drive, Advance. A social hour with cash bar begins at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and the dance will follow. The cost is $25.

Entertainment will be provided by the Society Swing Band. Formal attire is expected.

Reservations can be made by calling Warren Boyer at 336-407-2374. All active-duty military officers, officers of the Reserves and National Guard, officer retirees, veterans and their spouses or guests are invited.

Study results to be shared

Wake Forest Baptist Health and the Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem will have information sessions to share the results of the Tranquil Moments II Study.

The sessions will be held at:

  • 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at First Christian Church, 1130 N. Main St., Kernersville.
  • 10:45 a.m. Dec. 12 at the Kernersville Senior Center, 130 E. Mountain St., Kernersville.
  • 6 p.m. Dec. 12 at Knollwood Baptist Church, 330 Knollwood St., Winston-Salem.
  • 10:45 a.m. Dec. 13 at The Shepherd’s Center, 1700 Ebert St., Winston-Salem.

Trellis Supportive Care to have labyrinth walk

Trellis Supportive Care will hold its annual “Luminaria Labyrinth Walk: A Night of Reflection” from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 12 behind the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem.

The labyrinth walk is a time to remember loved ones, and to reflect.

It is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 336-331-1331.

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Compiled by Melissa Hall

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