It’s now 2020 and SCG is launching a new series of short term classes, local tours and field trips, lectures, or discussion groups…. OUTBOUND ADVENTURES. Let’s go:
Join us for our 1st OUTBOUND Adventure event when we take a behind the scenes tour and opportunity to learn about Greensboro’s state-of-the-art Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) research facility.
“Nanotechnology is often referred to as convergent technology because it utilizes knowledge from a diverse array of disciplines including biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and technology. JSNN has six research focus areas—nanobioscience, nanometrology, nanomaterials (with special emphasis on nanocomposite materials), nanobioelectronics, nanoenergy, and computational nanotechnology.” (https://jsnn.ncat.uncg.edu/)
You will be amazed or dazed with the research being done here in Greensboro. This may be an event you won’t soon forget!
Thursday, March 19, 2020 10:30 am-1:00 pm … Price for this trip (with lunch included) is $10, thanks to the generosity of donors to the Weikel New Initiatives Fund.
Plan to arrive at the Nano center, 2907 East Gate City Blvd., by 10:20am. The welcome and information talk will begin at 10:30 am, followed a guided facility tour. Lunch is included with a question and discussion time. The approximate end time is 1:15 pm.
*Events are designed for older adults, unless noted.
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In 2016, Shepherd’s Center of Greensboro responded to the impending issue of photo ID cards being necessary to vote in NC. A team of volunteers prepared to take seniors to the DMV and to provide voter registration and absentee ballot information. After 6-months into the project, the courts reversed the law and IDs would not be needed for fall voting. We responded to this potential impact for seniors and were supported by community volunteers. It shows our flexibility and interest in the changes facing our neighbors.
On 9/22 we partnered with Christ United Methodist Church to present the first Aging In Place Expo to explore ways to increase safety, redesign areas of your house and plans to stay in your home as long as possible
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In 2017, we collaborated with Senior Resources of Guilford to offer the first Aging Mastery Program (AMP) for the state of NC. Participants discussed ten key topics that help them build a strong system for embracing longevity and stability, based on the Nat’l Council of Aging studies. The program launched April-May and a flier lists all the details: CLICK HERE
In the fall, we helped to launch a series of workshops that were created by the Guilford County Elder Justice Committee for seniors to learn how to help a friend prevent or report financial fraud. The “Friends Against Fraud” workshops present up-to-date information on scams, elder fraud and best protections to stay while maintaining independence. Requests for future programs or to report a scam/fraud, can be made by contacting the Family Justice Center .
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We are working on a number of potential collaborations that could increase services or start new education classes for older adults. If you, your congregation or your organization would like to talk about collaborating with SCG…just call us or send an email.
Let’s make great things happen in our community!
EVERY SENIOR COUNTS!