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The goal of the Senior Adult Ministry is to encourage seniors who are 60 years of age and older to participate in activities that foster spiritual growth, good health, age-level educational pursuits, outreach activities, and wholesome fellowship events.

“They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing”
Psalms 92:14 (NKJV)
The principle function of the SAM leadership is to encourage those in our church body who are 60+ to engage in activities that foster spiritual growth, good health, age-appropriate educational pursuits, outreach activities, and wholesome fellowship events.

Older adults are the fastest growing age demographic in our congregation. We can remain behind the curve and ignore an important resource for our church vitality and growth, or we can be enlightened to the special gifts older adults offer to Christ!

Our major objectives are to determine the needs and interests of our older adults within the congregation and in the community through surveys, conversations and observations. An essential focus is given to the assurance that older adults are made to feel loved, appreciated and vital contributors to the body of Christ.

Older adults bring an untapped reservoir of wisdom and experience. May we all continue to grow spiritually as we seek to capitalize upon the wisdom and truth garnered from our seniors. By similar exchange, the church encourages service, to equip, train and support the endeavors and interests of older adults.

Our SAM team plans a balanced program that includes the five (5) “S’s”:

  1. Spiritually enriching activities including Bible studies, prayer groups, retreats, and special workshop opportunities
  2. Study that involves seniors in discussion groups (e.g. intergenerational), interesting educational films, educational forums, and other learning opportunities
  3. Socialization that provides fulfilling and rewarding fellowship (e.g., meals, travel, recreational outings, games days, movies, and field trips)
  4. Service opportunities that promote the message that seniors are still useful
  5. Self-Enhancement activities that promote health (e.g. “Seniorcise” classes, walking groups, healthy food preparation, etc.)

Be sure to check out the following links, which provide useful information for seniors:

  1. Click this link for suggestions about sports and games for seniors, fun and exercise in one!
  2. Click this link for a long list of senior benefits and discounts to save you money!
  3. Click this link for an easy-to-understand guide on the ins and outs of Medicare.
  4. Click this link for information from Caring.com and a listing of assisted living options near you.
  5. Click this link for information from Assisted Living Today for information on assisted living options for low-income elders.
  6. Click this link for information from SeniorHomes.com on finding housing and care for seniors and their loved ones.
  7. Click this link for the Seniors Guide to Cancer. People 65 and older comprise 60% of all cancer patients. This guide covers topics like wellness tips, the importance of seeing a doctor, and preventive measures.

“Wisdom belongs to the aged and understanding to in length of days.” (Job 12:12, NLT).

“Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained by living a godly life.” Proverbs 16:31 (NLT)

“Rather, you must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
All glory to him both now and forever! Amen.” 2 Peter 3:18 (NLT).

For more information about SAM, click this link to contact Dr. Mary Foster, chair of the Senior Adult Ministry