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Senior Enrichment

The Shepherd’s Center of Kernersvilleis pleased to sponsor Kernersville’s Senior Enrichment Center. The Center offers many programs of interest to seniors:

  • Arts and Crafts

    Crafts Classes
    Quilting Group
    Crafters Workshop
    Rubber Stamping
    Needlework Guild/Group

  • Entertainment and Education

Book Club
Movie Matinees
Writers Group
Wednesday Programs

  • Exercise and Fitness

Exercise Class
Walking Club

  • Fun and Games

Bridge and Canasta
Golden Gaits – Duplicate Bridge
Brunch and Bingo
Choral Group
Game Day

  • Other Activities, Programs & Events

Kernersville Senior Men’s Club
Diner’s Club
Trips, day and extended trips

Respite Care

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Try to imagine, if you haven’t actually experienced, being the primary caregiver for a house bound elderly or disabled loved one.

And then imagine having someone come into your home and stay with that loved one while you take a few hours to yourself . . . a much needed break.

  • These hours can be used for shopping perhaps or taking in a movie.  A wonderfully refreshing break indeed to do my homework!

Volunteer sitters provide a few hours of free time to Caregivers of chronically ill persons.

Equipment Loan

The Shepherd’s Center offers the loan of the following equipment free of charge:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Bedside toilets
  • Canes
  • Crutches
  • Walkers
  • Hospital beds
  • Various other appliances

These items may be picked up between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at The Shepherd’s Center.

Courses Available

Introduction to Computers:

Students learn what a personal computer does and how to use the mouse. They explore the fundamentals of Windows 98 and the software programs in Microsoft Works 2000 software. No prior experience is required but you can do my homework.

Word Processing

Students learn more on preparing correspondence, documents, and other text materials using the Word processing program as found in Microsoft Works 2000 software. Participants must be familiar with Windows 98, have access to a personal computer and have basic keyboarding skill.

Quicken 2000

Quicken is an easy-to-use financial program that makes it easier than ever for you to see your overall financial health, assess where you stand and put a plan in place to get where you want to go. Participants must be familiar with Windows 95, have access to a personal computer and have basic keyboarding skill.

Cost for the course is SeniorNetmembership fee of $30 for one year, $55 for two years or $75.00 for 3 years, plus a $25 course fee. 

As a member of SeniorNet, you receive:

  • A membership card admitting you to any SeniorNet Learning Center
  • The  quarterly newsletter Newsline
  • Discounts and rebates on computer-related products.


One of our most difficult challenges, as we grow older, is no longer being able to drive our own car.  It is a dreadful blow to our sense of independence. 

Many times, we wonder if we will be able to remain in our homes without being able to drive.

The Shepherd’s Center’s Transportation Volunteers provide transportation and tutor help for medical appointments in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and for any destination in Kernersville.

Service recipients must live within a 7-mile radius of downtown Kernersville and be disabled and/or 60 years of age or older.  

Volunteer schedulers are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM.  Requests for transportation should be made during those hours.