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WS/FCS seniors get advice from seniors at The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem

Seniors graduating from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools have received a video with life advice from The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem. The 3-minute presentation was put together in recognition of Older American’s Month (OAM) and high school graduations, both recognized in May.

The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem created the video with “wisdom from seniors to seniors.” The 2021 OAM theme is “Communities of Strength.” In keeping with that theme, the seasoned citizens from the Shepherd’s Center shared their advice.

Two interns, themselves graduating seniors from Winston-Salem State University’s Gerontology Program, solicited the wisdom, took photos, and chose the music. “This made the project truly intergenerational, which is what our community is: generations working together to make Winston-Salem and Forsyth County a community of strength,” said Vicki Poore, community engagement and volunteer coordinator with The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem.

The Shepherd’s Center is an interfaith ministry that promotes and supports successful aging by providing direct services, volunteer opportunities and enrichment programs for older adults. All programs and services are provided by volunteers.

You can see the video www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIR7IzoJNJc