The Shepherd's Center-Beachside, Inc. is an interfaith organization whose mission is to shape a new image of aging that will provide an opportunity for adults over the age of 55 to enhance their quality of life by:

Being creative and productive throughout their later years.

Using their talents, skills and knowledge to benefit others.

Serving as a conduit for information and referral to services available through other agencies both public and private for the purpose of linking persons and resources.

Developing programs especially suited to feed the mind and spirit and enhance life satisfaction through artistic expression, community service, caring relationships, lifelong learning and the discovery of inner resources.

Local churches and synagogues sponsor this organization and some provide a campus where these learning opportunities take place. There are four terms each year (Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall). Programs are conducted on Thursdays and Fridays and run for seven to eight consecutive weeks. Info-Ed Romano 724-1388, www.myshepherdcenter.org.