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Honoring our elders by celebrating, empowering and serving older adults

We are a greater Kansas City nonprofit serving older adults, celebrating their contributions to the community and providing support and companionship to increase social activity, reduce food insecurity and build lasting relationships. Learn more and get involved.

KC Shepherd's Center...Keeping Older Adults Active and Engaged

Offered by seniors, for seniors, our unique peer-to-peer programs increase social engagement, and mental, physical and spiritual growth through volunteerism and lifelong learning, reduce food insecurity and provide peace of mind for older adults and those who love them.

KC Shepherd’s Center provides opportunities for older adults to contribute their intelligence, creativity, experience and skills in meaningful and purposeful ways.

ReWIRED – not ReTIRED.

KC Shepherd’s Center is dedicated to serving older adults across the greater Kansas City area, providing essential services, comfort and companionship. Everything we do is aimed at supporting older adults.

Our Impact In 2022

  • People Served

    3,400

  • Meals Delivered

    219,340

  • Volunteer Hours

    45,000

  • Volunteer Value

    $1,347,750

Prom With A Purpose™

Saturday, September 30, 2023
6:00 pm11:00 pm

Prom with a Purpose™ is an incredibly fun and brand-new event hitting the Kansas City Philanthropic scene on September 30th, 2023 at Hy-Vee Arena. The inaugural event is being presented by Centerwell, Senior Primary Care. Prom with a Purpose will provide a new revenue stream to support KC Shepherd’s Center, a home-grown organization dedicated to serving older adults across the greater Kansas City area. Offered by seniors, for seniors, our peer-to-peer programs increase social activity, reduce food insecurity and provide peace of mind to help eliminate feelings of isolation and loneliness. In 2022, KC Shepherd’s Center celebrated 50 years of service.

The highlight of the event will be the crowning of the Junior (59 and under) and Senior (60 and above) Prom King and Queen. The Junior Prom Court will consist of 5 men/5 women who are 59 and younger and the Senior Prom Court will consist of 5 men/5women who are 60 and older who have been nominated from the community by friends, co-workers, peers and/or family members. The committee will be intentional about selecting a diverse group of Kansas Citians who are passionate, community-minded, movers and shakers who are dedicated to making a difference and shining a light on issues facing Older Adults in our community.

is an incredibly fun and brand-new event hitting the Kansas City Philanthropic scene on September 30th, 2023 at Hy-Vee Arena. The inaugural event is being presented by Centerwell, Senior Primary Care. Prom with a Purpose will provide a new revenue stream to support KC Shepherd’s Center, a home-grown organization dedicated to serving older adults across the greater Kansas City area. Offered by seniors, for seniors, our peer-to-peer programs increase social activity, reduce food insecurity and provide peace of mind to help eliminate feelings of isolation and loneliness. In 2022, KC Shepherd’s Center celebrated 50 years of service.

The highlight of the event will be the crowning of the Junior (59 and under) and Senior (60 and above) Prom King and Queen. The Junior Prom Court will consist of 5 men/5 women who are 59 and younger and the Senior Prom Court will consist of 5 men/5women who are 60 and older who have been nominated from the community by friends, co-workers, peers and/or family members. The committee will be intentional about selecting a diverse group of Kansas Citians who are passionate, community-minded, movers and shakers who are dedicated to making a difference and shining a light on issues facing older adults in our community.

  • I have volunteered with KC Shepherd's Center for over 10 years, doing Meals on Wheels and Medicare counseling. They are extremely supportive of their volunteers, providing ongoing communication, support, and recognition. The programs they operate to assist older adults are well-run, compassionate, and meet an important community need. The staff and leadership are top-notch with extraordinary dedication. This is a class organization.
    - Greg Lear

  • Shepherd's Centers of America
  • Meals on Wheels 2023 Member Badge
  • Great Nonprofits Top Rated
    Great Nonprofits Top Rated
  • United Way
  • AARP Member Badge
  • GKCCF
    GKCCF
  • Health Forward Foundation
    Health Forward Foundation
  • Hulston Family Foundation
    Hulston Family Foundation
  • Oppenstein
    Oppenstein
  • Soroptimist
    Soroptimist
  • Nettleton
    Nettleton
  • AmeriCorps
  • Tilton Family Fund
    Tilton Family Fund
  • McGee Foundation
    McGee Foundation
  • Caukins
    Caukins
  • Speas
    Speas
  • Village Presbyterian Church
  • Truehold
  • Utopia
  • Missouri Department of Economical Development
  • Optum
  • NCOA
  • Jackson County
  • Mean Well
  • MARC
  • Suburban
  • MHF
  • MHBFF
  • Giving machines
  • Evergy
  • Dunn Family
  • Centerwell
  • MOSHIP
  • GEHA
  • Judge CF Moulton
  • Helen Boylan
  • William Halsell McCluskey
  • The Vivian and Hymie J Sosland Charitable Trust
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