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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.


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

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Adventures in Learning

Friday, August 25, 2023
9:00 am1:00 pm

Adventures in Learning is KC Shepherd's Center's signature lifelong learning program starting in 1972 and still thriving. This KC Shepherd's Center program relies on volunteer energy and fulfills our mission of keeping older adults mentally and physically active and engaged.

From current events to line dancing, Adventures in Learning promotes lifelong learning and cultural enrichment. Courses chosen by the participants cover a wide range of engaging topics and cultivate a rich community of active older adults who are enthusiastic about learning and building friendships.

  • 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
  • Health Forward Foundation
    Health Forward Foundation
  • Hulston Family Foundation
    Hulston Family Foundation
  • Oppenstein
  • Soroptimist
  • Nettleton
  • AmeriCorps
  • Tilton Family Fund
    Tilton Family Fund
  • McGee Foundation
    McGee Foundation
  • Caukins
  • Speas
  • Village Presbyterian Church
  • Truehold
  • Utopia
  • Missouri Department of Economical Development
  • Optum
  • NCOA
  • Jackson County
  • Mean Well
  • MARC
  • Suburban
  • MHF
  • Giving machines
  • Evergy
  • Dunn Family
  • Centerwell
  • GEHA
  • Judge CF Moulton
  • Helen Boylan
  • William Halsell McCluskey
  • The Vivian and Hymie J Sosland Charitable Trust
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