Retirement 101: Your Personal Roadmap to Retirement

roadmap to retirementRetirement 101: Your Personal Roadmap to Retirement

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.

Special Guest Speakers: Table Wisdom


Table Wisdom: Where a Conversation May Lead

Presented by Rey Castuciano and Brian Huff, Table Wisdom

Friday, October 7, 10:30-12

Webster Hills UMC, 1333 West Lockwood, Glendale, MO 63122

Kim’s hesitant English hurts her academics; Mary would like to volunteer but her schedule is packed and doesn’t want to drive around town. Table Wisdom brought them together for conversational English sessions. Interested in being part of a life-changing conversation? It all begins with ‘Hello.’ Table Wisdom matches native speakers of English with younger English Language Learners for mutually beneficial conversations that change lives. The program is a winner of the 2016 Washington University, St. Louis Youthbridge Social Entrepreneurship Innovation Competition. Learn about this unique new program and how you can start a conversation. FREE, walk-ins welcome.

Program Highlights – Friday, September 30 at Webster Hills UMC

league-of-women-voters-logoGuest Speakers:

Local Ballot Initiatives, League of Women Voters of Metro St. Louis


What Happened to the Radio?! Music on a Smart Phone, Tablet or Laptop

Presented by Julia Peters, Webster Groves Public Library

It used to be so simple, push a button or turn a knob and music would play. Now, there are apps for streaming music on cell phones, tablets, laptops and even the TV. Learn about Pandora Internet Radio, a great way to hear music tailored specifically to your taste, for free. Bring your cell phone, tablet or laptop and get setup for a whole new world of music.


Keep Moving!

Friday; Weights=Strength=Health, Interval Exercise and Chair Yoga


For time, location, fee, registration and other details, click here to download the summer 2016 schedule.

Program Highlights – Webster Hills UMC and Harrison Avenue MBC

Guest Speaker Series at Webster Hills UMC

Begins September 23, 9:30-10:20 with Exploring the World, Abroad and Close to Home, Laura Herzberg, Founder, Simply River Cruises

Alive Inside: Documentary Film Screening at Webster Hills UMCAlive Inside

Friday, September 23, 10:30-12:30

A Film by Michael Rossato-Bennett (2014)

Alive Inside is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest part of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossata-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized and awakened by the simple act of listening to the music of their youth. Sundance Film Festival Winner.


iPhone Workshop: I Didn’t Know How to do That at Harrison Avenue MBC

Presented by Vickie Fieman, Senior on the Fly

Tuesday, September 27, 10-11

iPhones are a very convenient tool – if you know how to use them. Bring your iPhone and learn the basics in this hands-on workshop.


click here for a complete schedule of fall programs and all the details

Mayors Panel: A Community Connection Coffee

coffeeThursday, September 15, 9:30-11

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

Local Mayors will present on an overview of senior topics in their respective communities followed by a Q&A. Join the conversation to learn more about senior concerns and resources in your community. Mayors from Webster Groves, Glendale, Kirkwood, Crestwood, Rock Hill, and Shrewsbury have been invited. Coffee provided. Please RSVP to 314-395-0988.

18 – Old Enough to Vote!

Women-of-1916-ComboShepherd’s Center 18th Birthday Fundraiser


Support our campaign to keep us growing

Cast your ballot for a good time

Friday, September 9, 2016

Shepherd’s Center at Webster Hills UMC

1333 W. Lockwood Ave., 63122

11 am Registration, Reception and Silent Auction

12 Noon Luncheon and Guest Speaker

reservations required. click here to download a reservation form


Presented by Jane Porchey, President, Webster Groves Historical Society

in conjunction with the special exhibition of suffragette fashion at Hawken House Museum – a selection of artifacts and dresses will be on display at the event

Thanks to Our Sponsor

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Fall 2016 – Back to School!

BackToSchoolHeaderA message from Betsy Solomon, Executive Director

Even though the autumn months are technically the last months of the calendar year, somehow they are fixed in our minds as a new beginning. When we are kids it is the beginning of a new school year. For many young adults a new year of college, and eventually parents sending kids to school. This fall, the Shepherd’s Center will have its own “Back to School” with a selection of new classes to accentuate old favorites.

  • Guest Speakers Series: An Adventures in Learning Tradition
  • Documentary Film Screenings
  • Modern Masters: Cezanne, Matisse, Chagall
  • Find Your Personal Muse Workshop
  • Technology Workshops
  • Table Wisdom: Where a Conversation May Lead
  • Great Decisions 2016 Discussion Group
  • Vision Loss Self-Management Workshop
  • Retirement 101
  • Exercise, Studio Art, Brain Fitness and More!

Click here to download a class listing. Fall classes begin September 15 – see you in class!

Keep Moving – Summer Exercise Classes

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Douglass Line Dance

  • Monday, Weights=Strength=Health at Webster Hills UMC
  • Tuesday, Chair Yoga at Harrison Avenue UMC
  • Thursday, Line/Slide Dance at Douglass Manor
  • Friday; Weights=Strength=Health, Interval Exercise and Chair Yoga at Webster Hills UMC
  • Monday through Thursday, Open Gym Time for Walking in the Gym at Webster Hills UMC

For time, location, fee, registration and other details, click here to download the summer 2016 schedule.

Call for Volunteer Drivers!

Barb and Sally 3Through the first six months of 2016, Shepherd’s Center volunteer drivers have provided nearly 300 rides, logging over 5700 miles!

We were so busy that, unfortunately, we had to turn away some callers who were looking for a ride. With the ever increasing popularity of the transportation service – due in no small part to the tremendous volunteers who give so generously of their time – we are looking for more drivers. All we ask of drivers is that they provide one ride a month. Of course we will happily accept more time if you are willing. Several driver orientation sessions are scheduled in the coming weeks. Please call (314) 395-0988 for more information.