“I love this Place. It’s our home away from home.” Martha

“I’ve been coming here for over 5 years. I still can’t get enough." Marylin

“I come for the people and I enjoy the crafts. No day is the same.” Judith

our classes

Tai Chi

sponsored by Peoples Health

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing and used for stress reduction and to increase balance and strength. Often described as meditation in motion, Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements

Chair Yoga 

sponsored by Peoples Health

Chair yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available, a unique yoga style that adapts yoga positions and poses through creative use of a chair. Poses are done seated on the chair or the chair is used for support during standing and balance poses. The chair allows for greater stability to help you feel supported and safe. Poses are modified so that even those with health restrictions, decreased range of motion, and physical challenges, can enjoy the benefits of a more traditional practice. Emphasis will be on breathing, balance, and taking things at your own pace. Chair Yoga is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and physical conditions, beginners are welcomed

Technology

Fear technology no longer!  Embrace the future with your chosen device, be it a laptop, phone, or tablet. A group of us answer any new questions or concerns that should arise and learn how to effortlessly navigate the sea's of social media, email, internet searching, and phone apps.  In no time at all the technology that once made you feel stumped will become like second nature to you. 

Current Events

Current events is a discussion based group made up of members from the Shepherd Center. The topics and discussions are driven by the interests of the group. Each week we decide together what we will discuss next week. Run by our board president Louise Cragin the group allows for the free flowing of ideas in a positive and non judgmental atmosphere. 

Water Coloring

 Learn the fundamentals of playing and exploring with watercolors. This class explores the process of selecting the proper paints and brushes to get started and teaches how to blend colors to create a unique palette. The essential information provided in this class will help you learn how to apply watercolor to different surfaces and create basic shapes using fun, easy techniques

Book Club

Do you have a passion for the written word?  Do you like open discussion?  In Shepherd Center's Book Club, we work through a well respected piece of literature and then honestly spend most of the time talking about our thoughts and feelings brought about by what we've read.  The class is an hour long, but we have such a good time in it, you would think it goes by in 15 minutes.  Please feel free to drop in whenever you can!  Newcomers are always welcome, even if you're coming in halfway through a book.  

Bridge

Bridge, officially known as contract bridge, is one of the world’s most popular card games. Come join us as we learn how to improve our technique and have fun playing this enthralling game. No experience is required.

Pokeno

Pokeno, often stylized Po-Ke-No, is a card game that is both fast-paced and easy to pick up. It requires just two players, but the game is playable with a dozen people or more. This makes Pokeno an excellent option for members to play at the center. We play for small prizes and it is certainly the highlight of any afternoon. 

Wii Games

The Wii console brings a revolution of interactive gaming to people of all ages. Experience intuitive motion controls that delivers an immersive and fun expierience.