Senior Health Insurance Information Program
The Shepherd’s Center has trained volunteers available to discuss and explain Medicare, Medicare Supplements, Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage through its SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) program. Medicare plays a key role in providing health and financial security, covering many basic health services, including hospital stays, physician services, and prescription drugs.
Essential Transportation Services
About 600,000 older adults stop driving each year, according to the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. That can make it harder to make doctor’s appointments, shop for necessities, or attend social events. And that increases their isolation, negatively affecting their health and well-being. All rides are provided by volunteers free of charge.
Transportation is available within all Mecklenburg County ZIP codes.
Adventures in Learning
Adventures in Learning (AIL) is a lifelong learning program focused on helping seniors continue to learn, discover, and grow in an atmosphere of friendship. Sessions are led by volunteer class instructors who bring their special interest and backgrounds to enrich lives and keep minds strong and vibrant.
The National Council on Aging reports that seniors who regularly engage in lifelong learning score significantly higher on assessments of physical, mental and social well-being compared to those not engaged in continued education programs.
2023 Adventures in Learning Dates
August 7th – August 28th
October 16th – November 20th