What is Adventures in Learning?
A program of Shepherd’s Center Central, Adventures in Learning is a multi-faceted curriculum offering subjects of interest to older adults and others in the community who enjoy the learning experience.
Classes are held from 8:30 A.M. to noon for a total of 40 Fridays. Sessions are divided into ten-week terms with a two-week hiatus between terms. The learning experience continues each Friday at noon during the Noon Forum lunch periods that feature outstanding speakers, guest lecturers and noted entertainers.
Where is Adventures in Learning held?
An interfaith, multi-cultural, and community-based program, Adventures in Learning is currently meeting at the South Broadland Presbyterian Church, 7850 Holmes KCMO.
Who are the instructors in the Adventures in Learning series?
Instructors and guest lecturers are well known in the community for their specialized skills and talent s and have expressed a desire to share with others their knowledge and expertise. They do so as volunteers in the belief that learning is forever.
Is there a fee connected with attendance at Adventures in Learning and is transportation available?
There is a tuition fee of $15 per ten-week term for class participation. For those wishing to enjoy the Noon Forum’s catered lunch, there is an additional per week fee of $5. Participants also have the option of bringing a sack lunch to the afternoon program. And yes, a van is available within a limited geographic area for a small fee. Call 816.444.1121 for more details.
Do volunteers play a part in Adventures in Learning's?
Absolutely! Adventures in Learning was founded on the principle of volunteerism and thirty years later continues to be a volunteer-led program.
If volunteerism is a part of the Adventure's structure are there opportunities to participate?
Yes, opportunities exist throughout the program. Based on an individual’s interests, opportunities to teach, plan programs, coordinate special events, and assist with on-site logistical tasks are available.
In addition to Adventures in learning, what other programs are available through Shepherd’s Center Central that serve older members of the community?
In an effort to assist mid-life and older adults remain in their homes (should they so desire), Shepherd’s Center Central provides programs and services that support independent living and promote meaningful community involvement.
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For complete details and questions Call 816.444.1121