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The Boards of the Northland Shepherd’s Center (NSC) and the Northland Meals on Wheels (NMOW) are pleased to announce that they have merged. The combining of the two organizations enhances and strengthens the services and commitment to the Northland seniors.

The Northland Meals on Wheels has operated since 1973 and has been an immeasurable aid to the clients they serve.  We welcome Ellen Hoyt, MOW Coordinator, Michelle Bond, MOW Assistant Coordinator and the 150 + faithful Northland Meals of Wheels volunteers to the NSC family.  

We look forward to Working and Growing Stronger Together.
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NSC Bar-B-Q & Barn Dance was held on June 9 at Oak Park High School.  
The weather was beautiful, the food was great and fun was had by all.  
There was 258 NSC and Northland Meals on Wheels Volunteers and their families in attendance.


NSC would like to give a “Special Thanks” to:
Sheriff Mark Owen & the Platte County Sheriff’s Department
Kansas City Police Department
Mounted Patrol & Swat Team & Van
NSC Line Dancers
Melissa & Company Band

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NSC took 11 seniors to this years “Senior Day at the K” on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

There was a good time had by all, in fact one of the seniors thanked us for doing this and another said that this was probably the last Royals game she would be able to see live and has been a fan for many many years.  

On top of that the Royals had a Grand Slam late in the game to win. Go Royals! Go NSC
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Are you a caregiver or former caregiver?  Would you like to tell your story to help others and yourself?  

Arts and AGEing KC is offering two half/day workshops on how to integrate the arts to enrich the care-giving experience with fun ideas for your caregiver too.  

The workshop will be held at Northland Shepherd's Center

8/16/17 and 8/18/17 from 10:30 - 3:00 in the Fellowship Hall.  

Call 816-456-3286 to register or contact dianna@northlandsc.org.

"Arts & AGEing KC is a nonprofit community arts organization serving as a catalyst, convener and connector for enriching lives through creative aging.  We envision older adults flourishing across their life span and actively participating in a vibrant community through meaningful engagement with the arts".  " Northland Artful AGEing Partnership Project made possible by: Clay County Senior Services".  http://www.artsandageingkc.org/  for more information.
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“How do we stay connected during the dementia journey?”  This is a question with dozens of creative answers. Recently, we spent time at Northland Shepherd Center, hosted by Dianna Englander. We  were sharing ideas for staying connected with the Together We Care Caregiver Support Group, a lovely gathering of family caregivers and friends.  

Read more of this blog post here.
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NSC is experiencing a real need for Additional volunteers in the areas of Transportation and Handyman in order to fill the growing request of the older adults we serve.  

Thursday, March 23rd from 10 - 11:30 at NSC off 4805 NE Antioch Road, Suite 9, KCMO.

This event is being held to aid us in meeting that need, by asking all of you to take a moment and think of Family, Friends as well as members of your church or Social organization who might be interested in learning about NSC and how they can—“Discover why some of the richest people in the world are not Millionaires, they are Volunteers.”  

Call 816-452-4536 to reserve your spots.

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Did you know that if you are 65 or older or if you have 100% disability you can apply for a MO Property Tax Credit?  Even if you rent, as long as you don’t live in subsidized housing.  You can apply for a credit for previous years up to 2013 until 4/15/17.

Mid-Continent  Public Library has free tax assistance from AARP Tax Aides for seniors and persons with disabilities. Call your local library branch for more information.

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UMKC Alpha Phi Omega Students

105 volunteers made up 15 raking  and 2 bag p/u team who performed 493 hours of volunteering.  
Below is a list of the  8 organization made up the teams.
Eagle Heights Baptist Church School
Kansas City Police Department
Boy Scout Pac 28
UMKC – Alpha Phi Omega
Liberty High School Career Class
Clay & Platte County Volunteer Team
Parkvill Family Nazerene/Platte County CERT Team
Bank Liberty/William Jewell Rotaract Team
These volunteers raked, bagged and clean up 32 Northland Senior’s yards in two days and in many cases went above and beyond the scope of the program to assist those seniors.
NSC has received several calls and also cards from some of the seniors who received these services and they have all expressed how much that appreciate everything done for them and how gracious everyone was.

Read the Kansas City Star article about our 2nd Annual "Rake the Town" event here:

Liberty High School Career Class Students

Student from Eagle Heights Baptist Church School
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The Assistance League of Kansas City - THE ReSALE SHOP presented a fashion show using donated items and then allowed attendees to try on and buy items at Learning & Laughter program on November 9th.

Learn more about the Assistance League of Kansas City here: http://www.alkc.org/

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Northland Shepherd's Center needs your participation in supporting "Dine 2 Donate" at Granite City, Zona Rosa. Please clip and bring with you the flyer in this Sept/Oct addition of our newsletter so that NSC will recieve a 20% donation for your entire bill on that day only.

(Note: if you happen to go to one of the other Granite City locations that day and have your flyer they will also honor it.)

So mark your calendars for 10/13/16 and clip your flyer and eat, drink and support NSC and those we serve.