Senior Adults

Senior Adult Ministries enhances the quality of life of adults ages 55-plus spiritually, intellectually, and physically through education, fellowship and service.
Contact: 
Judy Pidcock (staff).






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2016 Senior Trip
to St. Augustine, Amelia Island & Jacksonville, Florida
April 18-21, 2016
Find trip details here.
For more information and/or reservations,
please contact Susie Jackson.



Keenagers
Keenagers is a fellowship group sponsored by WMPC and Raleigh Parks and Recreation, and is designed for adults ages 55 plus. Our membership drive is throughout September and there is a $10.00 annual fee to help cover the costs of speakers’ lunches. We meet on Thursdays, September - May, from 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. (Come around 10:40 a.m. for good parking as most of our Bible studies dismiss around 10:30 a.m.) Each week we begin with a short business meeting followed by a great program and devotional. At noon, we enjoy a hot meal served by the best cooks in Raleigh! The fee for lunch is $5. Usually the group takes a day trip to a place of interest once a month. We will take an overnight trip in the Spring.
Contact:
Judy Pidcock (staff); Gary Mock, president of Keenagers.


Keenagers Meeting Schedule Spring 2016

JANUARY 21, 2016
Trip to the Billy Graham Exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History -
White Memorial member Elaine Mason will be our docent for the exhibit about the life and work of evangelist Billy Graham. We’ll share lunch afterward. Meet at the Dover Road parking lot at 9:15 a.m. and return by 1 p.m. at the latest. The museum is free. You will be responsible for the cost of your lunch. Reservations for this trip will begin on January 7.

JANUARY 28, 2016
Discovering the Dead: Historic Oakwood Cemetery -
Robin Simonton of the Oakwood Cemetery Association will present a program on the history of Oakwood Cemetery and its relationship to Raleigh. The cemetery was founded in 1869 and is located in the historic Oakwood neighborhood of Raleigh. All are welcome.

FEBRUARY 4, 2016
The WCPE Story -
For many of us, the music of WCPE has been a continuous thread of our radio listening for many years. Warner Hall of WCPE will talk about the founding of WCPE and its growth. Once a regional station founded in 1982, WCPE now has global reach through internet and satellite technology. Learn about its capabilities and its commitment to classical music for the past 33 years.

FEBRUARY 11
All the Live Long Day -
Megan Hoenk of the North Carolina Railroad Company will teach us about the history of rail development in North Carolina. The North Carolina Railroad Company developed after the state legislature passed a bill calling for the creation of a railroad connecting eastern North Carolina to eastern North Carolina. Join us!

FEBRUARY 18
Trip to IMAX Theater and lunch at Big Ed’s City Market -
Join other Keenagers for a visit to the IMAX Theater at Marble Museum in downtown Raleigh, followed by lunch at Big Ed’s Restaurant across Moore Square in city Market. More details will be announced.

FEBRUARY 25
Preparing for the Inevitable -
Planning for the end of this life can be a good gift that we give our children. Brown Wynne Funeral Home will present this useful program about decisions that can be made now about end of life arrangements.

MARCH 3
Learning to Live! -
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of NCSU offers a broad range of learning experiences for seniors in the Raleigh area. Classes, trips, lectures and special events are all available through OLLI. Tim Hoyt will speak about the many continuing education opportunities that OLLI provides and how you can access them.

MARCH 10
Surviving in Today’s World -
Orage Quarles, III, Publisher of the Raleigh News and Observer, will be our guest speaker on March 10. Journalism is a rapidly changing industry. Learn how the News and Observer has had to adapt and respond to the shifts in journalism and publishing.

MARCH 17
Whirligigs and Lunch -
Trip to Wilson to the Whirligig Park and lunch at a local restaurant. Details will follow.

MARCH 24
Put Pain In Its Place -
Candice Fuller of the Arthritis Pain Foundation will speak about chronic pain. She will help us with suggestions about how to manage chronic pain. Bring your questions to this useful program from the Arthritis Foundation.

MARCH 31
Josephus Daniels: His Life and Times -
Born in 1862, Josephus Daniels was a newspaper editor and publisher and eventually a US Secretary of the Navy. Dr. Lee Craig, professor of Economics at NCSU, will speak about Daniels’ influential life and the era in which he lived.


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Patriotic Program
The Senior Adult Ministry cordially invites you to a patriotic program with music led by the Weekday School kindergarten class on Wednesday, February 17 at 11:15 a.m. in the Sanctuary. A light lunch will follow in Geneva Hall. Reservations (919-834-3524) are appreciated by not required.




Fit After Fifty
Every Tuesday and Friday, from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., this group meets in Pickard Hall to move, stretch and exercise. Come join the fun and fitness.
Contact: Kathy Cassidy
(staff)


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