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Shepherd's Center Topeka

A volunteer seniors organization that enhances physical well-being, spiritual growth, and education for life.

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alt Hand & Foot Canasta Groupalt

Hand & Foot meets on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays from 2-4:00 at  St. David’s Episcopal, 17th & Gage. Park on the WEST side of Church and walk hallway to the EAST end to fellowship hall. Group coordinator is Caroline Huff. Sub/Assistant is Sharon Young. This is a fun & easy game to learn for tables of 4-6; rules can be modified for odd numbers at a table.
alt  Pickleball Group for Doubles          
Pickleball plays on Mondays and Wednesdays of each week. Mondays we play at
Countryside UMC, 32nd & Burlingame, from 3-5:00. Park on the NORTH side and use the furthest WEST door. Follow the hallway to gym. On Wednesdays we play at First Baptist, 30th & MacVicar, from 1-3:00. Park on the WEST side. Gym is right inside the doors. This is the best location for first time players since there are four courts and
one can be set aside for beginners needing lessons. Extra paddles available for newbies. Requires a signed liability waiver. Group Coordinator is Debbie Basom; Assistant is Betty Seachord.

alt    Bridge Group (Party Bridge - American Standard)
Bridge group meets on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays from 1-3:30 at Our Savior’s Lutheran,
29th & Jewell. Park on the EAST side and use double doors. This group consists of skilled AND learning players. Must at least know bridge basics, but it is ok to ask the dummy from another table for help bidding. Players should arrive a few minutes early to draw for table position. Group Coordinator is Roma Sessin; sub/assistant is Joan Arterburn.  Arrangements must be made by Monday at 5:00 by calling Joan,   408-5174. Players record scores on tallies and winners calculated by Kathy Harr. 

alt      Line Dancing Group                      
This group meets on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays from 1:30-3:30 at First Methodist,
6th & Topeka. Park on the WEST side and use the WEST door. Immediately inside, turn left and walk the ramp to the library, then left to the elevator. Push [B] to go to the fellowship hall. Group Coordinator & Instructor is Glenna Meek. Sub/Assistant is Kathy Ogle. Sometimes this group takes the show on the road!


alt   Mahjongg Group (AmericanLink Rules)
In this Chinese game you draw for tiles you hope to be able to use in achieving an outcome chosen on a Mahjongg card ($9 annually), and based upon the initial tiles drawn. The outcomes are similar to rummy hands, winner says “Mahjongg!” Interested players may find the following youtube videos helpful:                                              <Mahjong for Beginners 1 & 2 >                                        Group Coordinator is Dianna Massie. Group meets on the 2nd & 4th Mondays from 1-3:00, lower level of Arbor Court on 15th Street. Parking available in the Lowman UMC parking lot at 15th & Gage.

alt   Spiritual Book "Club" Group               alt      
The Spiritual Book Group meets on the first Mondays in the library at First Congregational, 17th & Collins, from 2-4:00. Members select a book of study based upon how well it lends itself to spiritual growth and discussion. Each is committed to doing the assigned readings, and each person interacts respectfully of the opinions of others. Group Coordinator is Pat Kirkman. 

alt    MAP Group (Memoirs - Ancestry - Photos)
This group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 10-11:30 at First Presbyterian, 8th & Harrison. Park on the north side in interior parking spaces. Enter through office entrance on north side. Use elevator off of atrium, Room 206 is to the right. The group shares genealogy information, ideas for documentation and story-telling, and occasionally takes field trips to enhance their research. Coordinator is Ellen Horn; Asst. Debbie Gassert. The goal is to leave a treasure MAP for loved ones.

alt      SMS Exercise Group

This group meets at 10:00 on Tuesdays at Countryside UMC, 32nd & Burlingame (park on NORTH side, use middle door, turn left to go downstairs) and 10:00 on Thursdays at Grace UMC, 26th & Western (middle door). The one hour class includes a little yoga, a little Tai Chi, a little pilates to provide Strength, Mobility and Stability as we age. Liability waiver required.  Instructor is Shirley Edgerton. Voluntary donations support a local charity. Ann Look is group coordinator.