NSC offers the only arm-in-arm, door-to-door free transportation
in the Northland. In this expansive Northland area where public transportation is sparse, NSC volunteers take 60+ adults to:
Volunteers provide grocery shopping for homebound older adults.
Volunteers provide friendship for homebound older adults by a weekly visit to their homes.
Daily Call Check
Older adults call the office daily to report their well being.
Telephone reassurance is provided on a regular basis by a volunteer.
Volunteers relieve caregivers by supervising, assisting and providing companionship.
Exterior Home Maintenance
Low-income 60+ adults who are unable to mow their lawns or clean their gutters may receive help from NSC.*
*Essential Exterior Home Services does not include house painting or large home-improvement projects
Minor Home Repair
This service provides low-income 60+ adults with handyman services including but not limited to installing grab bars, repairing leaky faucets, replacing light bulbs.
NSC benefits counselors help eligible older adults (60+) find benefits to which they are entitled. Benefits include help with prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, Medicare costs and other needs. Northland Shepherd’s Center provides assistance in accessing and completing the applications.
Learn more about Benefits CheckUp HERE
(Community Leaders Assisting the Insured of Missouri) Certified Medicare counselors provide assistance with questions and issues related to Medicare. This includes understanding the parts of Medicare, enrolling in prescription coverage, applying for help with out of pocket costs, claim denials, and more.
Adventures in Learning
Life Enrichment Programs
Just for Fun Tours
BreakTime Club is a weekly daytime, a five-hour program offered in two different locations. Caretakers can leave their loved ones in a safe environment. Older adults participate in education and socialization sessions while the caretakers take time for themselves.
To participate in this program, please call the office at 816.452.4536
Just For Fun Tours
These day trips and week-long affordable tours provide educational travel opportunities as well as social experiences.
Boston, Salem, & Cape Ann for Spring
May 30 - June 8, 2017
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Contact Gerry Lynn at 816.436.6860 for more information
FOR CLASS DATES & LOCATIONS, PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR OR CALL NSC
One of the best ways to keep your body and mind functioning well is to exercise. Physical activity helps reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases, aids in management of chronic disease, and improves ability to stay independent. These types of exercises are easy to learn, safe, and effective. For more information or to register, call (816) 452-4536.
Life In Balance - Healthy Lifestyles Interactive Informational Sessions
Nutrition and health care experts will discuss issues relating to eating right and taking care of our bodies so that we may continue to live life to the fullest, regardless our stage of life.
A Matter of Balance
A Matter of Balance or MOB is an evidence based program with a long history of success that reduces the fears of falling and the risk of falling for senior adults. Part classroom and part exercise, MOB helps encourage seniors to venture out from the confines of their four walls and continue to experience life at its best. Life can, and should be full of art, music, and interpersonal connection. The fear of falling has caused many older Americans to confine themselves to their residences. MOB gives seniors the tools and the courage to overcome the fears of falling and experience life in community once again.
"PEPPI" Peer Exercise Program Promotes Independence
Peer Exercise Program Promotes Independence or PEPPI is a physical activity program designed especially for older adults. Stretching, strength training, and balance exercises are all part of the workout. It is appropriate for inactive older adults, beginners, intermediates, those with chronic diseases or conditions, and people who use walkers, canes or wheelchairs. PEPPI is based upon solid research and has been helping older adults since 2004.
Life Improving Fitness Training or LIFT is designed to increase older adults’ access to a safe, structured, and effective strength training program. During each session, participants learn a prescribed set of eight upper and lower body strengthening exercises. Registrants will choose the weight of dumbbell right for them. All will be made to feel comfortable, regardless of their current fitness level so they can safely exercise and build strength beneficial to their health at their own pace.
Class meets on Monday and Thursday at the Northland Shepherd's Center.
Adventures in Learning
This program is offered in two locations, once each month for active 60+ adults. NSC provides a catered lunch. Participants share stories of current and past activities they’ve experienced; enjoy a lot of laughter and camaraderie; make new friends; and they may listen to music or a special program.
FOR GROUP DATES & LOCATIONS, PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR OR CALL NSC
Grief and Loss
Grief support groups are offered in cooperation with local hospices. They provide support and information and resources for the bereaved.
Together We Care Caregiver Support Group
This group involves caregivers gathering for a monthly session. Caregivers listen to professionals in the industry and/or discuss mutual concerns.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers (May to June 2017)
This six-week collaborative, evidence-based program is provided twice annually to offer guidance to caregivers, many who face these challenges for the first time.
Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop - Time to be announced -
This workshop, provided 2 ½ hours weekly for six weeks was developed by Stanford University to help older adults better manage their chronic conditions, improve the quality of life and lower health care costs. About 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 68% have at least two. People coping with arthritis, asthma, diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis, to name only a few, can find help through this program as they struggle to manage their conditions.
Learning & Laughter
This program meets twice a month for able-bodied older adults who want a fun day out with transportation provided. Volunteers graciously provide transportation to and from the homes of those who yearn for a day of fellowship with peers. They get just that and more - much more!