The Shepherd’s Center of Annandale Springfield, organized in 2004, is one of the nearly 60 Shepherd’s Centers all over North America shaping a new image of aging. It provides an opportunity for senior citizens to be creative and productive throughout their later years. Participants discover that they are needed and valued as they continue to grow and find new sources of meaning and personal joy.

The center works towards:

  • Involving and sustaining older people who desire to live independently in their own homes;
  • Enhancing life satisfaction through caring relationships, lifelong learning, creative expression, community service, and the discovery of inner resources;
  • Providing opportunities for senior citizens to use their experience, training, and skills in significant roles in society;
  • Helping to strengthen congregational ministries with senior citizens, building an interfaith coalition that encourages community collaboration; and
  • Encouraging and experimenting with new approaches and programs that will contribute to quality aging for both the active and the homebound.

Read our newsletter to learn more about what’s going on at the Shepherd’s Center.

Read our latest Newsletter  (September, October 2018)

The newsletter is published 6 times a year. Our newsletter features upcoming events, a spotlight on a Shepherd’s Center member, and much more!

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Read our latest Annual Report.

2015 Annual Report (pdf format)

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Meet the Shepherd’s Center of Annandale-Springfield staff and Board of Directors.

Activities/services are made possible through the work of volunteers. The Shepherd’s Center staff and the Board of Directors work to plan and coordinate events and services as well.

Office Assistants

Barbara Gatorian – Office Director
Tony Wonkovich – Office Volunteer
Patsy Vandiver – Office Volunteer
Diane Levesque  – Office Volunteer
Margo Bendery – Office Volunteer

Board of Directors

Dick Stewart – Chair
Bill Lewis – Vice Chair
Fred Chatelain-Treasurer
Nellie Al-Saigh
Nancy DeVera
Martha Lowe
Beth Mason
Dolores Vestrich

Other Officials

Gail Fewell – Assistant Treasurer


Funding for the Shepherd’s Center of Annandale Springfield is obtained from sponsoring congregations, business and civic organizations, individuals, Adventures in Learning tuition, and periodic fundraising events.

We are pleased to have a working relationship with the following organizations:

Supporting Churches

Annandale United Methodist
Capital Baptist Church
First Presbyterian of Annandale
Grace Presbyterian
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Hope Lutheran Church
John Calvin Presbyterian
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
Parkwood Baptist
Ravensworth Baptist
St. Alban’s Episcopal
St. Barnabas Episcopal
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
St. Matthews United Methodist Church
St. Michael’s Catholic Church
Sleepy Hollow United Methodist
United Baptist

Supporting Organizations

Annandale Chamber of Commerce
Ar Rahman Foundation
Arden Courts Memory Care
Assisting Hands Home Care
Fairfax Area Agency On Aging
Home Instead
Jukebox Diner
Serving Together
Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke
Shepherd’s Center of McLean – Arlington – Falls Church
Shepherd’s Center of Oakton Vienna
Shepher’s Center of Western Fairfax

Shepherd’s Center of America

Supporting Business

Tina Williams Photography
Silver Dragon Studio