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Gayle McHenry MSW LCSW

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Review for Shepherds Centers Of America, Kansas City, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Over 40 years ago, Dr. Cole was "Leading the Way." He knew there would be a huge "baby boom" and his idea of congregations coming together to serve the community of seniors would be a wonderful way to keep older adults active, engaged and independent. He was a visionary who know that continuing to lead a life of meaning was critical to longevity and contentment. Shepherd's Center of America continues to be an outstanding national organization that is an example of volunteer service!

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field

Review for Shepherds Center Of Webster Kirkwood Inc, Glendale, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

In 2013 the Shepherd's Center of Webster/Kirkwood, Inc. (SCWK) celebrated 15 years of programs and services to older adults in the St. Louis Community. We are members of Shepherd's Centers of America which started over 40 years ago in Kansas City, MO by Dr. Elbert Cole. Currently there are approximately 70 centers across the nation. Dr. Cole had the foresight of the age wave of boomers to come or "seniors in the making" and started this grassroots movement of neighbors helping neighbors all aimed at continued independence. The SCWK has a relevant mission, strong board, incredible volunteer base, depth of many years of staff non-profit experience and continued stellar leadership. All of this passion has created and supported our excellent reputation as a "go to" resource for enabling senior vitality, social engagement and continued independence...because that is what we do!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field

Review for Shepherds Centers Of America, Kansas City, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The combination of Interfaith, Volunteer and Senior to Senior is a winner! All those involved in our center see the Shepherd's Center as a place that is warm and welcoming! Whether they are a volunteer, someone we serve or a participant in our programs, we demonstrate that Shepherd's Center miracles happen every day. Our slogan of "nice is what we do" and "we are inclusive not exclusive" bring the spirit of our group together. Through a small budget and a big volunteer base we are able to have a large impact in the lives of so many seniors in our community! I have been involved for 13 years and had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Cole, I feel blessed, lucky and fortunate to be a part of such an incredible mission!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Board Member