Taste of Webster-Kirkwood: Chef Wars – Check Out the Menu!

Chef 201714th Annual Taste of Webster-Kirkwood Chef Wars!
Sunday, April 30, 5:30-8 pm
Kirkwood Community Center
111 S. Geyer, Kirkwood, MO 63122
Tickets on sale in the Shepherd’s Center office or buy a ticket online, go to the Chef Wars page




Aberdeen Heights and Executive Chef Erik Wright

Entrée: Seared Sea Scallops with Carrot Puree; Dessert: Mini Carrot Cakes

Friendship Village – Chefs Jim and Joe

Entrée: Garlic rubbed Beef Tenderloin on a crisp crostini with tomato and olive tapenade, balsamic glaze and shaved parmesan cheese; Dessert: Gooey Butter Cake spiked with fresh blueberrries, lemon and lavender essence then garnished with candied almonds and crystallized lemon twist.

Laclede Groves and Chefs Thomas Zuber & Guysell Dixon

Entrée: Veal Roulade with Sundried Tomato and Goat Cheese Butter; Dessert: Caramel Apple Cheesecake Parfait

Mason Pointe and Chef Christian Gullet

Entrée: Sweet Chili Braised Beef Short Ribs with Jalapeno Corn Cake, Vidalia Onion and Pancetta Compote; Dessert: Strawberry Mousse, Sable Cookie, Macerated Strawberries and Cinnamon Spices Sweet Cream

Meramec Bluffs and Chef Chris Morgan

Entrée: Braised Short Ribs with Sweet Pea Whipped Potato, Fried Shallots, and Pinot Noir Wine Reduction; Dessert:  White Chocolate and Dark Cherry Parfait with Candied Almonds

March Program Highlights

Download a copy of the Spring 2017 Schedule, click here

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  • March 17 – Vote411: Information you Need About Ballot Issues for the April 4 Election, presented by Nancy Price, League of Women Voters
  • March 17 – Exercise Your Brain, presented by Karen Dickerson. A fun session of brain fitness activities and tips.
  • March 24 – Book Review with Tom Cooper, Director, Webster Groves Public Library – American Bandstand: Dick Clark and the Making of a Rock n Roll Empire, by John A. Jackson
  • March 24 – Sandwich Team for Peter and Paul Community Services. Make and package sandwiches for a homeless shelter.
  • March 31 – Ancient Stones: a Visit to Northern Italy, presented by Susan Eaton. A speedy tour of Lake Maggiori, Milan, Verona, Venice, Bologna, Florence and Rapallo.
  • March 31 – Hope in the Baking, presented by Fred Domke, Bridge Bread Bakery and HomeFirst STL. Social enterprises designed to provide job opportunities for people experiencing homelessness or those who are housing insecure.


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  • March 21 – Film Series Screening Panel. In Summer 2017, the Shepherd’s Center will partner with Webster Groves Public Library to present a film series. Help us choose the films to be shown. Watch a selection of short clips, share your thoughts and choose your favorites.
  • March 28 – Outreach from the Endangered Wolf Center, a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the preservation of the wolf and its place in the natural ecosystem. Presented by Karen Zelle, Docent and Shepherd’s Center Services Coordinator.

And, exercise options at three locations every week!

Taste of Webster-Kirkwood: Chef Wars – Tickets on Sale!

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14th Annual Taste of Webster-Kirkwood Chef Wars!
Sunday, April 30, 5:30-8 pm
Kirkwood Community Center
111 S. Geyer, Kirkwood, MO 63122
Join in the fun, food and festivities! Senior Living Communities compete for the best entrée and best dessert. Local establishments share their best appetizers and libations. Silent auction too! Tickets are on sale! $40/person.
For more information, call 314-395-0988
Tickets on sale in the Shepherd’s Center office or buy a ticket online, go to the Chef Wars page

New Healthy Living Series Starts Friday, February 10


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Jean Ponzi, EarthWays Center, Missouri Botanical Garden

Friday, February 10, 11:30-12:30

What’s lurking under the sink, in the basement, garage or potting shed? Many products we use everyday are health hazards for people and the environment. This interactive talk provides tools to evaluate product safety, and offers low-cost, healthier, DIY alternatives to commercial home cleaning and personal care products. $4 or free for participants attending two Friday exercise classes.



Healthy Living for the Brain and Body

Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association

Friday, February 17, 11:30-12:30

Learn about research in the areas of diet, nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, social engagement and hands-on tools to help you plan for healthy aging. $4 or free for participants attending two Friday exercise classes.


Heart Healthy Cooking

Bridgette Sims, RN, CDE, RX Outreach

Friday, February 24, 11:30-12:30

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Learn why eating healthy is more important as we get older, discover ways to eat healthy on the go, learn 5 simple changes you can make today and find out about the “salty six.” Cooking demonstration included. $4 or free for participants attending two Friday exercise classes.

Senior Prom

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Tickets: $5/person 

Relive your high school senior prom with music, dancing, friends, refreshments and a disco ball! All generations are welcome – invite your favorite older adult or a grandchild. Bring your favorite dance song on a CD and we’ll spin it. The Douglass Manor Sliders will be there to help you get your groove on.

Friday, February 17th 3-5 pm 

Webster Hills UMC 1333 West Lockwood, Glendale, MO 63122 

Call 314-395-0988 for more information and to RSVP

To download a flyer, click here.

Call for Volunteers!

Shepherd’s Center volunteers come in all ages including youth, working and retired adults.

  • Drive an older adult to a medical appointment
  • Help with minor home repairs
  • Provide information about resources
  • Set up for classes and assist with presentation equipment
  • Participate in a fundraising event

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We are especially in need of Handy Hands Simple Home Repair and Transportation Volunteers! For more information, go to the Volunteer Page on the Shepherd’s Center website, click here.

Shepherd’s Center – Year End Giving

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Many thanks to the generous donors who have contributed in support of the Shepherd Center’s mission. Your gifts truly make a difference. In the past year,

  • 94 Transportation volunteers provided 584 rides to medical appointments, reporting a total of 12,260 miles
  • 140 Chores Galore volunteers provided seasonal yard cleanup for older adults in the Webster-Kirkwood area
  • 588 older adults participated in educational and exercise programs
  • A total of 2,870 volunteer hours were dedicated to supporting the Shepherd’s Center’s programs and services

If you would like to make a year-end, tax deductible donation there is still time.

Your generosity enables us to fulfill our mission. Again, many thanks. The Shepherd’s Center wishes you a joyous holiday and a happy new year,


Betsy Solomon, MA

Executive Director


Shepherd’s Center of Webster-Kirkwood

1333 W. Lockwood Ave.

Glendale, MO 63122

New Classes Starting in November!

kaceyFind Your Personal Muse Workshop: For Beginning and Advanced Artists

Kacey Cowdery, Artist

Fridays, November 4 and 11: 10:30-12:30; 2-week workshop

Drawing a blank? Too many good ideas? Can my work rise to another level? Where do I begin? Start by finding a subject that moves you in order to develop a concept with importance to you, your history, and your life. Learn basic Color Theory, make “Easy Art”, and come away with tools to make art that is meaningful to you and to your viewers. Materials you will need: a writing implement that you enjoy using, both a writing tool and an art tool, paper to take notes, one or more magazines to be shared and torn up, images that appeal to you (three images are to fit on 8 ½ x 11, with space around them), folder to hold 8 ½ x 11-sized papers. $16, registration required, go to the programs page to download a full schedule.

Living Life with Vision Loss Self-Management Workshop

Monica Perlmutter, OTD, OTR/I, SCLV, Washington University

Friday, November 18, 10:30-12

Challenges presented by vision loss can become an obstacle in everyday tasks such as cooking or paying bills, leisure activities such as reading or watching TV, and simply our ability to be independent. This one-time workshop will include activities, discussions and presentation that will help participants safely and independently see and do the things they want. $4, go to the programs page to download a full schedule.

Retirement 101: Your Personal Roadmap to Retirement

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Presented by Sylvia Nissenboim, LCSW

Thursdays; October 27-November 17; 6-7:30 pm, 4-week class

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

This 4-part workshop will help you determine answers to the following questions: What is driving you, where are you headed, that’s the purpose of your trip, how far have you come, and what’s next? Sylvia Nissenboim, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, certified Strategic Intervention Coach and Author/Trainer. In addition to her private clinical practice, Lifework Transitions, she coaches, trains and consults with individuals, small businesses, nonprofit agencies and national organizations on strategic tools for personal and professional growth. $50, registration required, click here for a registration form.