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Sticht Center to offer walking program

The Wake Forest Baptist Health Sticht Center for Healthy Aging and Alzheimer’s Prevention will offer Walk On, a 12-week walking program for older adults who want to improve their ability to walk longer and with better balance.

The program is geared toward older adults who have walking difficulties, including those using a cane or walker. The program will be led by experienced staff members who are capable of adapting the activity to all abilities.

It will be held at the Knollwood Baptist Church Wellness and Community Center, 330 Knollwood St. from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday. The cost is $200. For more information and to register, call 336-713-4040.

Tai Chi for memory

at Shepherd’s Center

The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem will offer Tai Chi for Memory from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday through Feb. 28. The classes will be held on the upper level of the center, 1700 Ebert St.

Mike Simpson, the Vital Living chairman, will teach the classes. It is open to caregivers and care receivers of any age. The cost is $40 per month, or $5 per class, payable to Simpson on the first day of class.

Participants should dress comfortably and wear comfortable shoes. Space is limited and reservations are recommended. To register, call Mike Simpson at 336-918-0108.

Military officers group to meet Tuesday

The Military Officers of America Association will meet Tuesday at Bermuda Run Country Club, 324 Bermuda Run Drive, Advance. A social hour with cash bar begins at 6:15 p.m. Dinner follows. The cost is $25.

The speaker will be Chris J. Hartley. He will talk about his new book, The Lost Soldier: The Ordeal of a World War II GI from the Home Front to the Hürtgen Forest.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling Bill Cranfill at 704-904-3684. All active-duty military officers, officers of the Reserves and National Guard, officer retirees, veterans and their spouses or guests are invited.

Retired school group to meet Wednesday

The Winston Salem/Forsyth County Retired School Personnel will hold its January luncheon at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Knollwood Baptist Church, 330 Knollwood St., in Building B in the lower parking lot.

The buffet will open at 11:15 a.m. The program will begin at noon. The cost of the buffet lunch is $14.

The speaker will be Mary Lou White of the Piedmont Triad Regional Council Area Agency on Aging. Her topic will be “A Matter of Balance.” She will discuss ways seniors can prevent falls.

All retired educators are invited. For more information, call Yvonne Williams, the group’s president, at 336-607-4134.

Shepherd’s Center volunteer orientation

The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem will have volunteer orientation from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Thursday at the center, 1700 Ebert St.

Older adults need help with such supportive services 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

Free ‘Medicare 101’ seminars set Jan. 17

McCall Insurance Services will hold two free “Medicare 101” seminars Jan. 17 at its Clemmons office, 2511 Neudorf Road, Suite G, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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

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

Medicare workshop set for Jan. 24

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. Jan. 24 at the Shepherd’s Center, 1700 Ebert St.

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

Meals-on-Wheels needs volunteers

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

  • The Brushy Creek route each Wednesday. The route is near Smith Reynolds Airport. Delivery times average 90 minutes.
  • The Treble Makers route on the first and third Thursdays of each month. The route is in Kernersville. Delivery times average 90 minutes.
  • Volunteers are needed from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Mondays 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.

Respite-care program has openings

DAYBreak Respite Care, an outreach ministry of Centenary United Methodist Church, has openings for adults with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.

DAYBreak is at the church, 633 W. 4½ St., and operates from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. There are planned activities and a hot lunch is served. The cost is $40 per day.

For more information, call 336-724-6311 ext. 1345 or email

Shopping helpers needed

The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem needs volunteer drivers to provide grocery shopping assistance to homebound older adults. Some assistance shopping and carrying groceries may be required.

Trips are scheduled between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. An average trip is about two hours. Mileage reimbursement is offered.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Vicki Poore at 336-748-0217 or email

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Compiled by Melissa Hall

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