Welcome to this site to obtain Saint Luke’s Senior Adult Ministry information. I am excited that we have this space share all the great things that are available. I encourage the retired and semi retired adults and those of you who know someone who may be interested to check this site often for updated events. Both Saint Luke’s senior adult parishioners and friends in the community are welcome to attend any of the events that are of interest. Saint Luke’s Senior Adult Ministry strives to be an advocate of positive attitude towards aging, seeing this season of life as a part of the journey and a continuation of abundant life in Christ.
These gatherings are planned for 11:00 a.m. on the FOURTH TUESDAY of each month. The variety of programs offered provide fellowship and recreation, health and wellness education, as well as other educational topics, spiritual enrichment and outreach opportunities. Lunch is included at a minimal cost at these gatherings.
Senior Adult Men’s Fellowship Group
Affectionately known as ROMEOs (Retired Older Men Eating Out). On the first Tuesday of each month, this group goes to Nikkis West for lunch. For those who want to ride the church van, meet in the church parking lot at 11:00 a.m. If you prefer to drive your own car, meet at Nikkis @11:30 a.m. All retired and semi- retired and anyone wishing to visit are welcome to join us.
Senior Exercise Program – SAIL
(Staying Active and independent in Life) is an evidence based program designed for those 65 and above. SAIL focuses on strength, flexibility, and balance. Participants can choose to either sit in a chair or stand. Information to share with your health care provider to inquire if this program is appropriate for you is available by calling 802-6218. This class meets Tuesday and Thursdays mornings at 9:00 and Wednesday afternoons at 3:00 in room 227. There is no charge.
One day and overnight motor coach trips are planned and announced throughout the year, again providing fellowship along with recreational and educational opportunities. Watch this site, as well as the DIALOGUE, for upcoming excursions.
Throughout the year, The Alabama Symphony performs a concert at 11:00 on Friday mornings. We provide transportation on our church van to these concerts. Departure is at 10:00 a.m. and return is @ 12:30. Tickets may be purchased at the door or you may use your season tickets.
The dates for these concerts in 2013 are Sept. 13th, Oct. 4th, Nov. 10th.
An offsite day trip is planned for October 17th. We will travel on our church van to Blount County with historian, Jim Phillips, who will give a guided tour of the 3 covered bridges located in that county. We will have lunch at Oh So Good . For more information, please call 802-6218. Space is limited to 12 people.
Senior Adult Service Opportunities
Volunteers are encouraged and welcome. Opportunities range from labeling a newsletter to visiting a homebound member. This site will maintain an updated list of volunteer opportunities.
Currently, there is a need to transport those who do not drive to church activities, especially in the evening hours. If you would like to know more about this, i.e., who needs are ride, where do they live, etc., please call the office of senior adult ministries.
Specific home health care agencies, retirement homes, or such, are not promoted, however, we are more than happy to give you a list of possible contacts. We have books and book lists available that address various issues related to the aging population and caring for the aging that we are happy to share.
Senior Adults Events
December 19 from 11:00am to 1:00pm | Graham Hall
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