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Shepherd's Center of Fort Scott

Adventures in Learning

March 10th SCHEDULE

11:30am - Gathering in Fellowship Hall and Lunch

Lunch will be at no charge with reservation required by March 6th.

Noon - Keynote presentation Fellowship Hall

Rev. Christopher Eshelman, pastor of First UMC will share a bit about the Shepherd Center movement, the importance of lifelong learning and where we plan to go from here as a newly developing program. 

12:45 - Afternoon Sessions start - various classrooms

The Afternoon Sessions this time will feature two tracks:


Austin Bolinger is the Horticultural Therapist at Tri-Valley Developmental Services. Austin is a Fort Scott native who developed his love of flowers and plants from working as a florist and then with Barbara McCord, who founded the horticulture therapy program. He has been on staff at Tri-Valley for 3 years. He will speak on spring plants and flowers, how to prepare gardens and flower beds as well as sharing about Tri-Valley's programs. He will bring plants to demonstrate and answer questions to help your garden grow.


Wilma Hibdon is a retired Health Facility surveyor who worked in the Fort Scott area for many years. She is coordinating a series of presentations from local providers that will be full of insights and tips to get the most out of home health care, make good decisions about assisted living, and end of life planning. Representatives from No Limit Rehabilitation, Presbyterian Village, Integrity Home Health, Fort Scott Medicalodge, Southwest Extension, and Cheney Witt Funeral Chapel will lend their expertise and answer questions and additional resources will be available! This is information all of us, and our loved ones will need at some point - come enjoy fellowship

with others while gathering resources!

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Lunch will be Potato Soup, Garlic Bread and cookies catered by Suzanne Griffin!
Which afternoon track do you plan to attend?

About Shepherd's Center:

First UMC in Fort Scott is partnering with the national network of Shepherd’s Centers to provide educational and social opportunities that bring older adults together.


Our signature Adventures in Learning program supports personal growth and discovery with courses, cultural enrichment workshops, hobby and recreational opportunities. Currently held on a periodic basis as we grow the program, subjects cover a wide range of topics: computer and technology, finance, literature, music and art appreciation, world religion, “how-to,” politics, current events, historical events and figures, foreign languages, hobbies, and so much more. Most class instructors are retired older adults, with a number of special interests presented by community experts.


Shepherd’s Centers counteract the negative effects of loneliness and isolation by connecting older adults to empowering programs that foster friendships. 

Thank you for you're interested in Shepherd's Center of Fort Scott. Use the contact us link if you have questions!

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