Shepherd's Center of Topeka
Our mission is to support the aging population by providing spiritual, physical, social and intellectual programs that make a difference in the quality of their life.
Monday News and Updates
Good Monday Afternoon,

I hope you are enjoying this cool weather and rain; my flowers look amazing!

We had a great month of speakers for August "Adventures in Learning", and I believe each week we get better presenting with Zoom. "Adventures in Learning" would not have been a success without the help of Mike, Spencer, Kem and Becky. Mike tracked everyone registered and emailed the Zoom link and password. On the day of “AiL” he monitored participants in Zoom and sent everyone to their speaker’s breakout room. Spencer set up all the AV equipment on the Thursday before and got the PowerPoint presentations ready for the speakers. Kem and Becky co-hosted our Zoom presentations, introduced our speakers, recorded the presentations, and helped with any other issues. This is only an account of what happens during the week of "AiL" there is so much more that takes place before and after the event. Thank you to all the volunteers who help bring this wonderful program to our members and our community.

Our "Adventures in Learning" speakers have all been wonderfully patient with us and we so appreciate their time and commitment to Shepherd’s Center. We also appreciate your patience while we learn to operate Zoom. Please encourage your friends to join us for "Adventures in Learning". This is a great way to stay connected, enjoy our speaker’s presentations and continue to learn. 

The SCT Newsletter mailing is delayed due to the changes in “Adventures in Learning", but we will get the newsletter mailed out next week. We will be offering our sessions via Zoom only and we will have two speakers at 9:00 and two speakers at 10:30. I will have online registration on our website by Friday.  

Karen Willard
SCT Director
Happy 90th Birthday!
On Friday, Dr. Paul Kindling and Carl Nuzman gave their presentation for "Adventures in Learning" at Lowman. I found out that Carl turned 90 in August, Herschel Stroud turns 90 in September, and Dr. Kindling turns 90 in October, so I thought it was a very good reason to have cake and celebrate. Happy birthday gentlemen, I think SCT needs to start a 90s club!
October "Adventures in Learning" via Zoom
You will receive an email once I have completed online registration.
Spiritual Book Group - New Study in September
Join us in a new study in September. We will be using a book by Robin Diango, “White Fragility - Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism”. It is currently a very popular book across the county to facilitate group discussions. We will start on Labor Day, September 7.

We will be trying something new and will listen to an audio version during the start of each meeting before diving into the discussion. Let SCT know if you are interested in participating in this Zoom group and more details will be sent to you.
Activity Groups

SMS - Strength, Mobility, Stability Exercise Group at GRACE UMC ONLY
Tues and Thurs, 8:45 and 2 classes at 10:00, Grace UMC, 2627 SW Western Ave, Topeka 
Tuesdays, 10:00, Countryside UMC, 3221 SW Burlingame Rd, Topeka (Church not Open)

Spiritual Book Club - Meeting via Zoom - Contact Pat Kirkman or SCT
“White Fragility - Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” by Robin Diango, starting September 7.
1st Monday of the Month, 2:00 – 4:00, First Congregational, 1701 SW Collins Ave, Topeka

MAP Group (Memoirs, Ancestry, Photos) Meeting via Zoom - Contact Ellen Horn
Please contact Ellen Horn if you would like to join this group.
4th Wednesday of the Month, 10:00 – 11:30, First Presbyterian, 817 SW Harrison St, 


Mondays, 3 – 5:00, Countryside UMC, 3221 SW Burlingame Rd, Topeka
Wednesdays, 1 – 3:00, First Baptist, 3033 SW MacVicar Ave, Topeka (New Players)

Hand and Foot Canasta
2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 2 - 4:00 pm, St. David's Episcopal Church, 3916 SW 17th St, Topeka 

1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 1 - 3:30 pm, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2021 SW 29th St, Topeka

Line Dancing
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 1:30 - 3:30 at First United Methodist Church, 600 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka

Travelers Club - Members Only
The following trips are still scheduled through Great Adventures Tours. The cost for these trips will be posted as soon as we receive the information. If you have any questions, you can call or email Oneta at Great Adventures Tours.
Wednesday, December 9 — Quality Hill Playhouse Christmas Program with lunch in Kansas City.

Make checks payable to Great Adventure Tours and mail to P.O. Box 4126, Topeka, KS 66604. Make checks payable to Great Adventure Tours and mail to P.O. Box 4126, Topeka, KS 66604. Contact Oneta with Great Adventures Tours at 633-8761 or email with questions, enrollment, or cancellations.

Great Adventure Tours does not accept credit cards.

Let's Keep Active
Exercises for Everyone Online
Madon Dailey
You are invited you to a Tai Chi scheduled Zoom meeting Monday – Friday 11:00 am.
Join Zoom Meeting Click Here
Meeting ID: 859 9677 0458
Password: 782861 

Please consult your physician before starting a new exercise program.
Today is NATIONAL TRAIL MIX DAY which honors the mix developed as a healthy snack for long hikes, that contains much needed carbohydrates and proteins. This snack comes in many forms, but is typically made with nuts, dried fruit, and grains.

Trail mix is easy to make, just mix your favorite raw or roasted nuts, dried fruits (raisins, dried cranberries, dried blueberries, or tart cherries are all very good), unsweetened dried coconut, and wheat or oat cereal. If you want to add a little sweetness, throw in some M&Ms, or chocolate chips (this might not be good when hiking) and there you have it. Customize your tail mix to your liking.

Trail mix can be exceptionally good for you, but it can also come with a high number of calories and sugars depending on what you put in your mix. So, be sure to measure out the amount you want to eat, because before you know it the whole bowl of trail mix will be gone before you will realize it.

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