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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.  Speed Dating and Meet-up events are being added to the many offerings available through the club. 

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. 


2016 Calendar of Activities


Wednesday, June 18     The Airline History Museum, lunch and Tour Roasterie Coffee – REGISTRATION FORM


Saturday, July 9     New Theatre – “Chicago”

Saturday, July 23     Toy & Miniature Museum Tour and lunch at Stroud’s


Wednesday, August 24     Sacred Spaces of Kansas City Tour ­ and lunch at Eden Alley


Friday, September 16     “Love and Lust in the White House”

Saturday, September 24     New Theatre – “Have You Met Miss Jones?”

Wednesday, September 28     Powell Gardens/Cockrell Mercantile Tour and (Lunch to be determined)


Tuesday, October 25     Truman History Museum Tour (lunch to be determined)


Saturday, December 3     New Theatre – “The Fabulous Lipitones”

Wednesday, December 7     Strawberry Hill Museum Holiday Tour and Catered Lunch at Strawberry Hill


Saturday, February 18     New Theatre – “Boeing Boeing”


Saturday, April 29     New Theatre – “Dixie Swim Club”


Saturday, July 8     New Theatre – “Million Dollar Quarter”

(Pending – Cell Phone class – July 14 or 28, Rolling Hills Presbyterian or Leawood Branch Library)

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

FREE Senior Companion or Friendly Visitor, for information – 816-753-8400



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.