SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
If you (or someone you know) needs help in order to pay to attend Adventures in Learning, full scholarships are available to cover the registration fee for the session ($40). The cost of lunch is not included. You may request assistance in writing, by person or by phone at least two weeks before the session begins. If you need transportation, transportation for scholarship recipients can be provided by Presbyterian Manor of Wichita.  Call the office at 721-2208 or come by to get an application form at 745 N. Westlink.  Completed forms must be returned by September 21st, 2017.


10:15-11:15 a.m. 

Thursdays, October 5th through November 9th

West Heights United Methodist Church  -  745 N. Westlink
Registration is $40 and covers all classes during the 6-week session.
FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
Lunch ($9.00) by paid reservation due by Monday, February 27th at noon for the 1st session. 

Click Here to Download the Registration Form. Then simply print the form, fill it out and return it along with your check to The Shepherd's Center of West Wichita, 745 N. Westlink, Wichita, KS 67212


9:00-10:00 a.m.

Adventures in Learning

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Do Elections Even Matter?
October 5—November 9

Resource Leader: Dr. Russell Arben Fox, Professor, Political Science, Friends University
Nationally, state-wide, and even locally, a lot of people get angry, disappointed and frustrated by elections—even while they insist on their importance.  Is that really consistent? Should we re-think the whole value of elections in the first place?

ENCORE PLUS 

  • October 5: Scams against Seniors & Businesses
    Denise Groene, State Director, Better Business                    Bureau
  • October 12: Learn How to Explore while on Kansas
     Adventures!

     Marci Penner, Kansas Sampler Foundation
  • October 19:  Uber & Lyft Demystified
     Crista Switzer, ABCD-Tech
  • October 26: What a Mess—Understanding & Responding  to Hoarding
    Nancy Trout, LSCSW, Clinical Social Worker, Prairie View
  • November  2: Sunflower Horseshoe Club
    Carl Terrell
  • November 9: What’s New at the Zoo?
    Schanee Anderson, Sedgwick County Zoo  

Lunch Programs 12:15-12:45pm

  • October 5: The Fake News -- Melissa Scheffler, Anchor/Reporter KWCH-TV
  • October  12: TBA  
  • October  19: The Agenda of Older Americans --  Howard Tice
  • October  26: Tell Me a Story -- Fran Kentling, Editor/Publisher  "The Active Age"
  • November 2: Sit Back, Relax & Laugh -- LifeVentures Threadbare Theatre
  • November 9: Honoring Our Volunteers -- Sarah Cheney, Shepherd’s Center of America, Guest Speaker

     

THE INS & OUTS OF KNITTING: Sue Kailer

BRIDGE FOR FUN: Lila Seager

WRITING FOR FUN -- OR -- FOREVER: Donna Berner

JOY OF WOODCARVING: Carl & Virginia Pilcher

BRAIN GAMES

  • October 5: Keys to Embracing Aging I
    Teresa Hatfield, Family & Consumer Science                    Agent, K-State Research & Extension, Sedgwick County
  • October 12: Keys to Embracing Aging II
    Teresa Hatfield, Family & Consumer Sciences                    Agent, Adult Development & Aging
  • October 19: Your Brain Loves to Play, Part 1
    Celeste Shope, MA CCC-SLP, Speech-  Language Pathologist
  • October 26: Arriving at Positive Emotional Health in Our Senior Years
    Jodi Cline
  • November 2: Your Brain Loves to Play, Part 2
    Celeste Shope, MA CCC-SLP, Speech- Language Pathologist
  • November 9: Table Games that Stimulate the Brain
    Come Play!  Facilitators: Judy Castor & Jane Richards

COFFEE CAFÉ
Good news: Muffins, cookies, etc. will be available during the morning at the Café. A FREE WILL OFFERING BASKET WILL BE PROVIDED FOR YOUR DONATION. 
If you would like to donate items for future sessions, please call the office. (721-2208)


When the Weather Is Bad….
If the Wichita Public Schools are closed due to weather, Adventures in Learning classes and our office are also closed.

1:00- 3:00 p.m., October 5th through November 9th
If you are planning to attend any of the afternoon activities, please indicate as requested on the Registration Form.


POTPOURRI

  • October 5: Transitioning to Independent Living/Care   Facility
    Panel Presentation: Amy Watson, Activities Dir.;             Melody Dodge, Marketing Dir.; plus a resident                    of Presbyterian Manor

  • October 12: Dowsing for History Clues  
    Vince Marshall

  • October 19:  Top Five Gadgets for Seniors: 2017
    David Lewis, Age Safely

  • October 26: History of “Doc” B-29 Bomber
    Mark Paolucci, Retired Aviation

  • November 2: Alternatives to Pay TV
    David Lewis, Age Safely

  • November 9: CLASS COMBINES WITH SPIRITUAL
    NEIGHBORS CLASS


WHO ARE OUR SPIRITUAL NEIGHBORS?

  • October 5: Wichita’s Orthodox Heritage: From the Middle East to the Alaska Connection
    Mary Ann Khoury, Outreach Alaska Coordinator
  • October 12: Quakers in Kansas: History & Their Future
    Rev. Cliff Loesch, University Friends Church
  • October 19: Who Is a Refugee?  I
    Debra Lee, Mgr. of Development & Community Outreach, Episcopal Migration Ministries
  • October 26: Who Is a Refugee?  II       ​
    Debra Lee, Mgr. of Development & Community Outreach, Episcopal Migration Ministries
  • November 2: Peace Be with You! Mennonites as Spiritual Neighbors​
    Bev Baumgartner, Assoc. Pastor for Youth, West Heights United Methodist Church
  • Nov. 9 What Do Other Shepherd’s Centers Do?​
    Sarah Cheney, Executive Director, Shepherd Centers of America


 


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WICHITA ATTRACTIONS: WHAT'S NEW
  • October 5:  The Big Read:  “Thelatehomecomer: a Hmong Family Memoir” by Kao Kalia Yang
     Julie Sherwood, Wichita Public Library
    The National Big Read Program as it unfolds in Wichita. “The Latehomecomer” is the first nonfiction selection for Wichita and is the story of Kalia Yang and the genocide that took place in Laos. The kickoff meeting for the Big Read will be September 23st at the Wichita Art Museum. Please come at 2pm — program begins at 2:30pm and free books will be given out.

  • October 12: New Travel Opportunities with Alaska Airlines
    Valerie Wise, Air Service & Business Development Mgr., Wichita Airport Authority
    Valerie worked on bringing Alaska Airlines to Wichita for 10 years.

  • October 19: Creating Art with Help of 35 Professional Artists in over 10 Areas
    Sean Jones, Communications Mgr. & Digital Arts Coordinator, City Arts
    Do you have a hobby that’s art-related? Come further your understanding about arts like Drawing, Fiber Weaving, Glass, Painting, Digital Arts, Photography, Pottery, and Silversmithing - all aided by professional artists.

  • October 26: Museum of World Treasures
    Lon Smith, Chief Development Officer

  • November 2: A Perspective on Local History
    Eric M.Cale, Director, Wichita/Sedgwick County Historical Museum

  • Nov. 9 Rediscovering Old Town
    Debra Fraser ​