Vienna This summer the Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna (SCOV) hosted a Minister’s Breakfast. With over forty clergy and families attending, the event was sponsored by The Crossings at Chantilly and held in the Vienna Baptist Church fellowship hall.
To volunteer, donate or learn more about how you can help, visit their website at www.scov.org or contact the SCOV office at 703-281-0538.
The purpose of the Minister’s Breakfast was to provide an opportunity to introduce the “old and the new” pastors currently serving in the Northern Virginia area to each other and to share the many services offered by the Shepherd’s Center.
Founded in 1997, the Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for adults (50+) to seek rewarding lives and to live independently in their homes for as long as possible. The approach employed by the agency also allows for mature adults to volunteer their time providing vital services to the more vulnerable seniors needing assistance.
As the country’s population is living longer and oftentimes isolated from family support, “aging in place” becomes a challenge. The concept of “Seniors Helping Seniors” truly defines the spirit and purpose of the Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna. Their personal enrichment and volunteer opportunities reach more than 3,000 older adults (50+) in the region.
Each year more than 250 volunteers at SCOV serve as medical drivers, companion drivers, friendly callers and visitors, health and wellness educators, office assistants, fundraisers, and grant writers. Volunteers also run programs such as SCOV’s Lunch n’ Life, Adventures in Learning, trips and outings, special events, and the caregivers’ support group.
SCOV’s signature fundraiser “What to Expect When You’re Electing” with the Capitol Steps is slated for Oct. 23, 2016, 3 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Organizers are suggesting tickets be purchased early as this show is expected to sell out. Visit www.scov.org/fundraiser-tickets or call 703-281-0538.