Aging with Excellence provides a wide variety of exercise and enrichment programs, including:

Exercise Programs

Life Improving Fitness Training

Life Improving Fitness Training

Designed to increase senior adults access to a safe, structured and effective strength training program.

Line Dancing

Line Dancing

A safe, low impact, and FUN way to dance to your favorite songs! Sign up today to start boot scooting!

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Peer Exercise Program Promotes Independence (P.E.P.P.I.)

Peer Exercise Program Promotes Independence (P.E.P.P.I.)

A physical activity program that is designed especially for older adults.  It is safe for most people. Stretching, strength training, and balance exercises are all part of the workout.

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga

A gentle and effective alternative to traditional yoga. Chair yoga is offered every Monday and Friday at 9:30 AM at the Northland Shepherd Center’s Legacy Hall

Tai Chi

Tai Chi

An ancient Chinese movement practice that significantly improves balance, cognitive function, strength and mobility. The controlled movements are very gentle and slow. Tai Chi is offered every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30.

If you have questions, call Chanel at 816-452-4536.


Social Activities

Experience fun and friendship with the Northland Shepherd’s Center’s various clubs and social events.

Jazzy Little Book Club

Join a fun group of reading ready individuals! Books are announced each month and are available in the Northland Shepherd’s Center library. Book Club meets at 1:00 PM. Contact us at (816) 452-4536 for more information

  • September 13- Finding Me
  • September 27- Orphan Train
  • October 11- The Man Called OVE
  • October 28- Go As A River

Learning and Laughter

Join us twice a month for a fun day of entertainment, education and friendship!

  • November 22 - Crafts with Pam, Giving Thanks. Lunch: Turkey Breast, Mashed Potatoes & Pie
  • December 13 - Crafts with Pam, Music by Bob Cohen. Lunch: Ham & Sweet Potatoes

Learning and Laughter occurs at the Northland Shepherd’s Center. Seating is VERY limited, so call ahead to ensure there’s space available. Limited transportation is available with three business day’s notice.

Learning and Laughter

Evidence Based Classes

The Northland Shepherd’s Center is pleased to partner with a variety of local and national partners to provide several evidence-based classes aimed at helping older adults live healthier, fuller lives.

Aging Mastery Program

The Aging Mastery Program (AMP) is a fun and engaging education and behavior change incentive program for aging well. The AMP core curriculum covers 10 topics. The classroom experience is a mix of didactic and interactive learning with an emphasis on peer-to-peer interaction. When they graduate from AMP, participants have set goals for positive actions in many aspects of their lives such as exercise, nutrition, finances, advance care planning, community engagement, and healthy relationships.

Fall Prevention | A Matter of Balance

Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults.

Walk With Ease Program

The Arthritis Foundation’s Walk With Ease Program is a community-based physical activity and self-management education program. While walking is the central activity, Walk With Ease is a multi-component program that also includes health education, stretching and strengthening exercises, and motivational strategies. The program includes a guidebook and a walking schedule to get you safely moving toward better health.

Studies by the Thurston Arthritis Research Center and the Institute on Aging of the University of North Carolina show that Walk With Ease is proven to:

  • Reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis
  • Increase balance, strength and walking pace
  • Build confidence in your ability to be physically active
  • Improve overall health

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