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Shepherd’s Center of Raytown Elects New Officers

shepherd center new board 2012From left to right: Frank Eaton, Treasurer; Kim LeSage, President; Virginia Sembower, Secretary; Alice Wehmhoener, Vice President.

At their December meeting, the Shepherd’s Center of Raytown Board of Trustees elected new officers for 2013. Kim LeSage, who works for Raytown EMS, will serve as Board President. Alice Wehmhoener, retired bookkeeper, will assume the duties of Vice-President. Virginia Sembower, senior artist with Hallmark Cards will serve as Secretary, and Frank Eaton, retired banker, continues in his role as Treasurer. Ten additional individuals will serve as trustees during 2013: Samantha Cummings, Joyce Anderson Downing, Ruth Knutter, Terry Landers, Charlotte Melson, Jack Nesbitt, Ruthie Schwieterman, Mary Jane Spradley, John Thurston, and Cleathus Waddy. The 2013 Advisory Board includes Floyd Anderson, Lee Meyer, Perry Morris, and Karen Weber.

The Shepherd’s Center of Raytown  is a private, non-profit, interfaith, non-discriminatory organization whose purpose is to utilize the gifts of individuals in our community to promote continued personal and spiritual growth and help maintain the dignity and independence of all persons, focusing on adults 55 and older.

The Shepherd’s Center of Raytown (SCR) provides services for adults, 55 and older who live within the Raytown School District.  These services include:

  • Meals On Wheels
  • Wheels That Care
  • Handyman Repair
  • Senior Companion/Respite Care
  • Telephone Reassurance

Other SCR programs are open to anyone and they include:

  • Adventures In Learning
  • Exercise Class
  • Breaktime
  • Tai Chi Chih
  • Bridge & Card Group

SCR is always looking for dedicated volunteers to assist with programs. For more information, please contact Executive Director Patty Stock at 816-356-9000 to find out how you can have fun while helping others, or check out the website: www.shepherdscenterraytown.org.

 

Annual Book Sale

Shepherd’s Center of Raytown Annual Book Sale

Friday, September 21

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, September 22

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church, 6429 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown

(Across from Blue Ridge Elementary School)

Fiction, Gardening, Science Fiction, Childrens,

Nonfiction, Religious, and more!

If you have books to donate or would like to volunteer to sort and set up, call the Shepherd’s Center of Raytown office at 816-356-9000.

Break Time Club

Free Respite Care through Breaktime Club of Shepherd’s Center of Raytown

The Breaktime Club program invites older care recipients with some limitations to enjoy a program which engages the body, mind and spirit. Caregivers are able to find comfort in the fact that their loved ones are enjoying a day of social interaction. The Breaktime Club provides respite  for caregivers each Monday, empowering them to respond to their own needs and enhancing their ability as caregivers.

The Breaktime Club meets every Monday at the Blue Ridge United Methodist Church 5055 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm and includes a hot lunch.  There are no cost or residency requirements to participate in this program. Funding is provided by Shepherd’s Center of America and Mid America Regional Council Department of Aging.

A Caregiver’s Support Group meets the second Monday of each month at 9:30 at the Blue Ridge United Methodist Church. Caregiver resources are shared by professionals in the field of aging to assist in caregiving knowledge. Each month a different speaker is featured. For additional information please contact the Shepherd’s Center of Raytown at 816-356-9000 or Program Director Dianne Morris at 816-353-3155.

The Breaktime Club is one of several programs and services of the Shepherd’s Center of Raytown. The Shepherd’s Center of Raytown offers many programs that enable older adults to discover opportunities for continuing intellectual, social, and spiritual growth. These programs include: Adventures in (Lifelong) Learning, Exercise Group, Book Club, Bridge/Cards Group and Tai Chi Chih. In order to assist in aging in place for older adults, Shepherd’s Center of Raytown also provides the following services: Meals on Wheels, Senior Companion/Respite Care, Telephone Reassurance, Handyman Repair and Wheels that Care transportation assistance.