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THE 50 FORWARD CLUB® is exclusively for people age 50+ and offers a wide range of exciting benefits and inspiring opportunities. Become a member today and enhance and enrich your life!

On April 1, 2016, the Brown & Gold Club was renamed THE 50 FORWARD CLUB®.  The new name is a more fitting representation of who we are today as midlife and older adults.  Originally the name of the Brown and Gold Club was derived from Johnson County Community College school colors.  With the management of the club transferred, by the college, to Shepherd’s Center Central, and the school colors no longer brown and gold, the old name no longer resonated with new and prospective members.

In early 2014, Shepherd’s Center Central assumed the overall administration and management of the club.  Coincidentally, THE 50 FORWARD CLUB® was being formed at about the same time as a Metro-wide organization for people 50+ and would be open to members regardless of residence location.

The most important things will never change!

Our commitment to you and our sponsorship of lifelong learning opportunities, fun activities and new friendships remains the same.  

We are excited about the huge potential for midlife and older adults to become even more active and engaged in things that are of interest, including volunteering by signing up to be part of our Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.

Annual membership fee $20 per person per year.  With your help THE 50 FORWARD®CLUB will be better than ever.

For more information about how to become a member or to receive a MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION, contact Melissa Delaney at mdelaney@sccentral.org or 913-242-7319. 


2017 Calendar of Activities


Thursday, March 9     Explore Your Future

Tuesday, March 21      Culinary Arts Institute, Cheese and Chocolate wine pairings

Thursday, March 30    Lecture/program on the historic KC native, Nelly Don


Friday, April 14    JOCO Park and Rec Travel Show

Wednesday, April 26    Presentation on Civil War History

Saturday, April 29   New Theatre, The Dixie Swim Club


Tuesday, June 14   Boulevard Brewery Tour Day Trip

Thursday, June 29  Author presentation Many Happy Returns, the Henry Block story


Thursday, July 20   Age of Champions documentary film screening


Thursday, August 24   The history of People to People international citizen’s diplomacy


TBD – Authors series

Book discussion – The Spirit of Kansas City

Book discussion – Lunchmeat & Life Lessons



Other benefits include:

By-annual newsletter

KCMO gold courses:  Heart of America, Hodge Park, Minor Park, Shoal Creek and Swope Memorial – “Buy one, get one FREE green fees” DAILY after 12 noon.

Discounted programs and classes through on Johnson County Parks and Recreation 50 Plus

FREE Caregiver Support line – 816-444-1122



Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church
9300 Nall, Overland Park, KS 66207
Cheryl Brown Henderson
Program Manager

Melissa Delaney
Program Administrator

THE 50 FORWARD CLUB® is not affiliated with FIFTYFORWARD.