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Programs & Services

Scroll down this page for an overview and links to all of our programs. 

The programs and services at Shepherd’s Center Central empower mid-life and older adults to live healthy, engaged, and independent lives.  Together We Can Make Kansas City the Best Place to Age Successfully.

Adventures in Learning

Program for Older Adults, Kansas City

An interfaith, multi-cultural, and community-based program, Adventures in Learning meets 40 Fridays a year with an array of classes and luncheon speakers. The program is geared toward older adults who want to continue learning, become engaged in the community, and make new friends.

Aging In Community

Programs and Services for Older Adults, the Greater Kansas City Area and Johnson County

  • Meals on Wheels
    The Meals on Wheels  program at Shepherd’s Center Central mobilizes volunteers to deliver hot, nutritious meals to individuals, age 60+, who are homebound and live in the area of 31st Street to 85th Street and Stateline to east of Highway 71 in Kansas City, MO.
  • Wheels that Care
    The Wheels that Care program mobilizes volunteers to provide transportation for homebound and disabled older adults (in the Mid-town, Plaza, Waldo, and Brookside areas of Kansas City)  to doctor’s appointments, pharmacy, grocery store and beauty shop appointments.
  • KC Rakes!
    KC Rakes provides free yard raking service in the Kansas City service area for adults, over the age of 65, who own their home, cannot afford to pay for yard services, don’t have family who can assist them, and who can no longer do yard work on their own.

Care Connection

Services for Mid-Life and Older Adults, metro-wide.

  • Care Connection is a free, coordinated response to the special needs of caregivers for older adults.
  • Congregational Care Teams are coordinated efforts within faith communities to provided need support for caregivers.

Civic Engagement

Programs for Mid-Life Adults, age 50+, Kansas City, Johnson County, and metro-wide

  • RSVP/ Johnson County
    RSVP Johnson County promotes civic involvement and community leadership in the 55+ population across Johnson County, Kansas.
  • The 50 Forward Club  metro-wide opportunities
    The 50 Forward Club® is exclusively for people age 50+ and offers a wide range of exciting benefits and inspiring opportunities.  Become a charter member today and enhance and enrich your life.  THE 50 FORWARD CLUB® is not affiliated with FIFTYFORWARD.

Medicare Counseling

Services for Mid-Life and Older Adults, metro-wide
Medicare Counseling provides information, assistance and encouragement to individuals and families in matters related to Medicare and related retirement living.

For your convenience, we have two locations to serve you.

Senior Companion Program

Services for Mid-Life and Older Adults, metro-wide
This project trains and supervises adults 55+ to serve as helping companions to provide assistance and friendship to older adults that are at-risk or adults with disabilities so that they can maintain their independence in their own home.  The Senior Companion Program is a project with the Corporation for National and Community Service since 1981.  

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