Veterans coffees set for Monday, Thursday
A Veterans Coffee will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Linville Forest Church of Christ, 450 Linville Road.
Another Veterans Coffee will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Town & Country Restaurant, 627 S. Main St., King.
Three generations of veterans will be offered free coffee and breakfast. There will be discussions about resources and activities available to veterans and their families.
An invitation is extended to Gold Star Mothers and family members to join any of the Veterans Coffees.
The coffees are hosted by Hospice & Palliative CareCenter.
For more information, call Don Timmons at 336-331-1309 or email him at [email protected] center.org.
Parkinson's Forward support group to meet
The Parkinson's Forward support group for patients and their caregivers will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at Senior Services Inc., 2895 Shorefair Drive.
Kevin Brockman, a therapy consultant at Boston Scientific, will present "Demystifying DBS and New Data from Boston Scientific's Vercise Pivotal Study."
For more information, contact Jim Nottke at 336-972-7091 or [email protected] com.
Advance directives workshop Tuesday
Hospice & Palliative CareCenter will hold a workshop on living wills and health-care powers of attorney at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the King Senior Center, 107 White Road, Community Building, lower level.
Participants who complete documents will get copies. The workshop is free, but donations will be accepted.
To register, call 336-768-3972, or go to www.gotplans 123.org.
Christmas in July campaign to begin
Senior Services Inc. will hold its annual Christmas in July drive to collect food, and household and personal-care supplies for seniors in need.
The drive will begin July 1 and continue through July 31. The list of needed items includes canned goods and such shelf-stable food items as cereal, peanut butter and soup. Other needed items include paper towels, dishwashing liquid, and such personal-care items as deodorant, disposable bed pads and adult diapers. The complete wish list is available on the Senior Services website, www.seniorservicesinc.org.
Contributions and donations may be dropped off at any Forsyth County branch of Piedmont Federal Savings Bank or at Senior Services, 2895 Shorefair Drive.
Free 'Medicare 101' seminars set for July 5
McCall Insurance Services will hold two free "Medicare 101" seminars July 5 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 [email protected]
Lunch and Learn workshop on Medicare
Compass Financial Services will hold a Lunch and Learn workshop about Medicare on July 9 at Bleu Restaurant & Bar, 3425 Frontis St.
The workshop will begin at 11:15 a.m., but participants are asked to arrive 15 minutes early.
Topics will 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 is recommended for people who will turn 65 soon. It is educational only, and no solicitations will be made.
The workshop and lunch are free, but registration is recommended. For more information or to register, call 336-768-5111.
What to expect in a retirement community
Trinity Elms Independent Living will have a program on transitioning from home to a retirement community from 2 to 4 p.m. July 12 in the Trinity Elms Health and Rehab Community Room, 7449 Fair Oaks Drive, Clemmons.
The program will include an apartment tour and information session on downsizing with Lori Fike of Chaos to Calm. Refreshments will be served.
For more information or to make a reservation, call 336 608-3555.
Lunch and Learn
A free Lunch and Learn for Caregivers will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 19 at Senior Services Inc., 2895 Shorefair Drive. The speakers will be Lana Benton, a registered nurse with RN Patient Advocates of NC, and Melissa Hunt, of Hunt Insurance Solutions. The topic will be "Navigating the Healthcare System."
Lunch will be provided by Brookridge Retirement Community. Registration is required and can be made by calling 336-721-6918.
The program is sponsored by Senior Services, Shepherd's Center of Greater Winston-Salem, Forsyth County Department of Social Services, Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, SECU Family House, and Piedmont Triad Regional Council Area Agency on Aging.
session set for Aug. 1
The Shepherd's Center of Greater Winston-Salem will have volunteer training from 9:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 1 at the center, 1700 Ebert St.
Older adults in the community need help with such supportive services as transportation, minor home repairs, visits or caregiver respite. There is a special need for visitation volunteers to provide companionship to homebound older adults for a few hours each month.
Mileage reimbursement is offered.
For more information or to volunteer, call the Shepherd's Center at 336-748-0217 or email vpoore @shepherdscenter.org.
Meals on Wheels
Senior Services Inc. needs volunteers on the second, fourth and fifth Thursdays of each month for Meals on Wheels deliveries to homebound senior citizens on the Exodus route in the Cleveland Avenue area.
The meal pickup location is the Senior Services building, 2895 Shorefair Drive.
Delivery times average about 60 to 90 minutes.
For more information, call Heather Livengood at 336-725-0907. Online sign-ups are available at www.bit.ly/1RoZZRg.
is recruiting singers
The Shepherd's Center of Greater Winston-Salem is looking for singers for its community chorus, the Shepherd's Center Singers.
The chorus meets at 2 p.m. Tuesdays at the center, 1700 Ebert St.
Carmina Jenks, the director of the Salem College Community Music School, leads the chorus.
For information about the music, call Jenks at 336-602-1206. For information about the chorus, call the center at 336-748-0217.
Restorative-yoga classes offered
The Shepherd's Center of Greater Winston-Salem will have Intergenerational Restorative Yoga sessions at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the center, 1700 Ebert St.
The classes are for people who have physical or chronic health challenges. Check with your physician to make sure this is the right fit for your needs.
The cost is $2 per class.
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.
The honor guard is also active with color guard missions at schools, churches, retirement centers and other civic events.
Uniforms and transportation are provided.
For more information or to volunteer, call Cliff Harris, the quartermaster, at 336-403-8756, or email clifhar @windstream.net.
Water aerobic exercise program expanded
The Warm Water Aerobics Program provided by the Shepherd's Center of Greater Winston-Salem and hosted by area retirement communities has expanded.
Classes are now scheduled in either Level 1 for people who are new to warm-water exercise or Level 2 for those whose experience level is beyond beginner.
The classes are offered at Arbor Acres United Methodist Church Retirement Community, Homestead Hills Retirement Community and Salemtowne.
For more information about dates, times and cost, go to www.shepherds center.org.
Donate a vehicle, get tax break, help others
Senior Services Inc. is accepting donations of used cars, trucks or boats.
To get the process started, cCall 855-500-7433 or go to http://bit.ly/2pYmRxD.
For information, call Patty Mead at 336-721-6908.
Volunteers needed for worry, anxiety study
The Shepherd's Center of Greater Winston-Salem is helping Wake Forest Baptist Health recruit volunteers 60 and older to take part in the Tranquil Moments II study.
The researchers are looking for older adults who worry, feel anxious or feel nervous. The study will look at how cognitive-behavioral therapy and/or gentle yoga affects them.
Participants will get three packets of questionnaires during the study. A gift card will be given for each packet completed.
Emotions Anonymous meets Wednesdays
Emotions Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Augsburg Lutheran Church, 845 W. Fifth St.
It is a 12-step program designed to help people with emotional difficulties gain knowledge and support.
For more information, go to www.triadea.org.
Yadkin County wants
photos of WWI vets
The Yadkin County Veterans Service Office will honor those who took part in World War I on Nov. 11, 2018,, the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War.
Officials would like pictures of area residents who served in the war. Pictures may be dropped off in the Veterans Service Office in the Yadkin County Courthouse, 101 S. State St., Yadkinville.
Depending on the number of pictures received, they will be displayed in either the commissioners chambers or in the lobby.
For more, call Chuck Knight at 336-849-7914.
Compiled by Melissa Hall
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