in the Manchester community
(adapted from the manual of the
Shepherd's Centers of America)
- To sustain older people
whether they want to live in their own homes and apartments or in
- To provide retired
persons opportunity to use their experience, training, and skills in
- To improve life
satisfaction in one's later years through self-realization, lifelong
learning, and discover of inner resources.
- To demonstrate life at
its best in later maturity so as to provide attractive role models for
- To advocate the right of
older people to a fair share of society's goods and to assist them in
gaining access to services they need.
To contact us, send us mail at PO
Box 243 , North Manchester, IN 46962
Consult the Community Calendar in
the North Manchester News-Journal for current activities.
schedule at this web site for program schedules.
- Current Events - a weekly
presentation of current and historic events with audience participation.
- Adventures in Learning -
programs of general and community interest designed to stimulate and
broaden interests and to entertain and enhance quality of life.
- Book Discussions -
periodic studies of books usually led by a Manchester University
- Travel - overnight or day
tours tailored to interests of Shepherd's Center members.
- Adopt-a-highway - Members
volunteer to pick up litter on a two mile stretch of roads near North
- Services - information
dealing with items such as Medicare, insurance, and tax preparation.
- Medtalk - monthly
sessions with a variety of medical specialists designed to provide
information and encourage healthful living.
- Blood pressure check - a
weekly opportunity to have blood pressure checked by trained personnel.
- Stretch and flex -
a twice-a-week program to promote healthful exercise