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.
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:
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
THE 50 FORWARD CLUB® is not affiliated with FIFTYFORWARD.