Community Connection Coffee – Seniors Count Initiative

seniors count logoPresented by Jamie Opsal, MSG, Project Manager of Seniors Count of Greater St. Louis

Wednesday, June 24, 9:30 am

Oak Bend Public Library, 842 S. Holmes Ave., 63122

The Seniors Count Initiative is a new community effort to help improve the health, nutrition, and quality of life of people who are 60 years of age or older in the St. Louis region. Our region, like other communities across the nation, need to prepare for the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead with much-anticipated shifting demographics.

Community Connection Coffees are offered quarterly by the Shepherd’s Center to enhance conversation about topics of importance to older adults in our community. For more information and to register, call (314) 395-0988.

 

Colored Pencil Art

Scharfenberger landscapeKhris Scharfenberger, Calligrapher, Artist and Owner KhrisArt Studio

Fridays, April 10-May 15, 11-1.

Learn to create beautiful, realistic pieces of art with colored pencils.  All levels welcome.  Go to the programs page for registration, fee and more details.

Technology Tutor: Tablets 101

tablets4All New Program Offered in collaboration with Kirkwood Public Library

Friday, June 12, 10-11:30

Meet in the computer lab and the Kirkwood Public Library, bring your tablet and your questions.  In addition to addressing individual questions, library staff will review basic tablet functions such as charging, downloading and managing apps, storage space, and customization.  If you do not have a tablet but are still curious to learn please join us.  The library has a limited number of tablets available for participants to use during the session.  Free, pre-registration required, call 314 779-9231 to register.

Quick Witz – Register Now!

What are you doing to stay sharp? Do you want to improve your memory?quick witz logo

Mental Fitness program offered by the Shepherd’s Center

It happens to all of us, we forget the name of an acquaintance, can’t think of the word we are trying to use, or forget where we’ve parked our car.  We laughingly refer to these episodes as “senior moments” but sometimes they are not really so funny.  As we get older, they may leave us wondering if we’re losing our edge.

Get sharp and stay sharp with QuickWitz; a one of a kind, fun, and interactive brain training program.

Fridays, June 19-September 4, 11-noon, $25/12 sessions and workbook

Shepherd’s Center at Webster Hills UMC, 1333 W. Lockwood, Glendale, MO 63122

For more information, go to the programs page or call (314) 779-9231.

Upcoming Classes

Driver Safety: The Fingerprint of Safe Driving Expectancy

James D. Stowe, PhD, Washington University Neuroscience Driving Laboratory

Thursday, May 21, 9-10 am

The importance of driving to older adults has been well established over several decades of study and practice.  Join us for coffee and conversation to learn about the key to delaying “driving retirement.” RSVP to 314-395-0988.  All are welcome.


Khris wolfColored Pencil Art

Khris Scharfenberger, Calligrapher, Artist and Owner KhrisArt Studio

Fridays, April 10-May 15, 11-1.

Learn to create beautiful, realistic pieces of art with colored pencils.  All levels welcome.  Go to the programs page for registration, fee and more details.

Shepherd’s Center This Week May 11 – 15

Tuesday at Harrison Avenue

  • Author Visit – Discovering African-American St. Louis: A Guide to Historic Sites, Dr. John A Wright
  • Artist Visit – Khris Scharfenberger, Artist, Calligrapher and Owner of KhrisArt
  • Chair Yoga with Jaime Sanchez

Thursday at Douglass ManorDexter Silvers photo

  • Line Dance with Pat Clark

Friday at Webster Hills UMC

  • Niagara: A History of the Falls by Pierre Berton, a book review with Tom Cooper, Webster Groves Public Library
  • Perspectives and Vignettes from former McDonald Douglas/Boeing Fire Chief, Dave Jacobs
  • Color Pencil Art
  • Artist Lecture and Demonstration: Dexter Silvers
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Weekly Exercise: Weights=Strength=Health, T’ai Chi and Chair Yoga

For location, registration, fees and other details go to the programs page.

 

 

Quick Witz

What are you doing to stay sharp? Do you want to improve your memory?quick witz logo

Mental Fitness program offered by the Shepherd’s Center

It happens to all of us, we forget the name of an acquaintance, can’t think of the word we are trying to use, or forget where we’ve parked our car.  We laughingly refer to these episodes as “senior moments” but sometimes they are not really so funny.  As we get older, they may leave us wondering if we’re losing our edge.

Get sharp and stay sharp with QuickWitz; a one of a kind, fun, and interactive brain training program.

Fridays, June 19-September 4, 11-noon, $25/12 sessions and workbook

Shepherd’s Center at Webster Hills UMC, 1333 W. Lockwood, Glendale, MO 63122

For more information, go to the programs page or call (314) 779-9231.

Shepherd’s Center This Week – May 4 to May 8

Tuesday at Harrison Avenue

  • Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle, Cindy Dutton, LCSW, Lutheran Senior Services Home Health
  • Chair Yoga with Jaime Sanchez

Thursday at Douglass Manor

  • Line Dance with Pat Clarkstorycorps_logo_10_years

Friday at Webster Hills UMC

  • Old and Rare Homes of St. Louis City with Andrew Weil, Executive Director, Landmark St. Louis
  • Story Corps: A Celebration of American Life with Joe Dunne and Donna Halsband
  • Art History – Jacob Lawrence: American Painter with Betsy Solomon
  • Color Pencil Art with Kris Scharfenberger
  • Donnybrook “Our Turn” Discussion Group, Weekly Provocateur Paul Fredstrom
  • Weekly Exercise: Weights=Strength=Health, T’ai Chi and Chair Yoga

For location, registration, fees and other details go to the programs page.

 

 

Shepherd’s Center This Week – April 27 to May 1

Tuesday at Harrison Avenue

  • Documentary Film Screening: My Kid Could Paint ThatBanjo Lesson
  • Chair Yoga with Jaime Sanchez

Thursday at Douglass Manor

  • Line Dance with Pat Clark

Friday at Webster Hills UMC

  • Brain Games, Power Your Mind and Have Fun with Sharon Greenstein
  • Kirkwood Parks & Recreation: A Look at the Past, Present and Future with Murray Pounds, Direction, Kirkwood Parks & Recreation
  • Art History with Betsy Solomon — Modern Spirit: Henry Ossawa Tanner
  • Color Pencil Art with Kris Scharfenberger
  • Donnybrook “Our Turn” Discussion Group, Weekly Provocateur Joe Dunne
  • Weekly Exercise: Weights=Strength=Health, T’ai Chi and Chair Yoga

For location, registration, fees and other details go to the programs page.

 

 

Chef Wars Winner! Chris Morgan, Meramec Bluffs

Meramec Bluffs Chris MorganWinning Chefs!

Chef Chris Morgan from Meramec Bluffs won the high prize of best entree at last night’s Taste of Webster-Kirkwood: Chef Wars.  His winning dish was smoked duck confit with cotija cheese, adobo sauce and mango salsa.

Runner up for entree went to Frienship Village Sunset Hills for their smoked salmon.  Best dessert was also awarded to Friendship Village Sunset Hills for their red velvet fudge.  Runner up in the dessert category went to Laclede Groves for the delicious peach crunch genoise with raspberry coulis and chantelle cream.

Many thanks to all the participating chefs for providing an excellent meal.