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Northland Shepherd's Center is a non-profit agency with IRS 501(C)(3) designation.  We are funded through grants, individual & business donations, 60 supporting faith-based organizations, United Way, & fund raising events.  We also have an Endowment Fund which will give us financial stability for long term operations and expansion.  Our office acts as a clearinghouse to unite older adults with services & agencies in our community.

History

Northland Shepherd’s Center (NSC) is celebrating 28 years of providing meaning and purpose for adults (60-plus).  The Shepherd’s Center concept originated in 1974 in Kansas City, MO, when Rev. Dr. Elbert C. Cole formed a coalition of civic leaders to consider “aging in America.”  Rev. Cole saw the mature years as an opportunity for healthy, concerned adults to engage in educational enrichment, remain active, and use their talents to be involved in their communities. Additionally, active 60-plus adults could volunteer to help the frail older adults. These universal principles — compassion, cooperation and service to others — became the basis for the first “Shepherd’s Center.”  In 1990, five dedicated Kansas City Northland citizens created Shepherd’s Center of the Northland following Dr. Cole’s original concept.

 

Mission

To improve the quality of life for adults (60-plus) helping them thrive in the community and remain in their homes.

 

NSC Staff

Rebecca Gordon

Executive Director

Terry Tipton

Program Director

Rayetta Hutchison

Transportation Coordinator

Paula Schumacher

Grant Writer

Dale Hill

Administrative

Assistant

Cindy Holm

Break Time Coordinator

Kevin Phillips
Director of Healthy Lifestyle Program

Tammy Miller

Learning & Laughter Coordinator

Peggy Knernschield

Break Time Assistant

Diana Balthasar

Break Time Assistant

Jennifer Moats

Community Aging

Specialist

Dianna Englander

Benefits Specialist &

Health Advocate

Kelley Creek

Volunteer Coordinator

Angela Jackson

Community Aging Specialist

TJ (Terry) Cain

Resource Desk Concierge

NSC Board of Trustees

 

Board Members: Nathan Askren, Dr. Gary Carter, Ryan George, Reta Gaebler, Dennis Gordon, Verda Hyland, Mark Latshaw, Dermidio Juez Perez, Darla Easley, Bonnie Smith, Glen Smith

Laura Rainey President

Dennis Whitty

Vice-President

Linda Craigie

Asst. Secretary

Yvonne Seckington

Secretary

Dr. James Stewart

Treasurer

Mary Reichert

Asst. Treasurer

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