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).


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

SEPTEMBER 8: DE-CLUTTERING YOUR HOME
Helping people to down-size started with a friend who was moving. When people call church member Cornelius Swart to do a sale, he has an on-site conference with them to discuss procedures, possible actions, time lines, clean up and cost. He also likes to show them several options that are available in downsizing.

SEPTEMBER 15: DIX HILL PARK - PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
Kate Pearce is the Senior Planner hired by the City of Raleigh to oversee the master planning process for development of Dix Hill Park. Formerly Dorothea Dix Hospital, the park will encompass 308 acres in close proximity to Raleigh’s downtown. Learn about the planning process and some of the initial ideas for use of this important historic property. Keenagers will follow up with a tour of the property and lunch on September 22.

SEPTEMBER 22: GUIDED BUS TOUR OF DIX HILL PARK AND LUNCH AT THE FARMERS’ MARKET
See the proposed sites for development of Dix Hill Park, formerly Dorothea Dix Hospital. Staff from the planning office of the City of Raleigh will narrate a bus ride through the park. We’ll finish with lunch at the nearby Farmers’ Market restaurant.

SEPTEMBER 29: OVER A CENTURY OF PROGRESS - THE TEXTILE PROGRAM, NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
Gary Mock, retired professor in the Textile School at NCSU, will report on recent developments in research and education in the textile program at NC State University. World-renowned in textile engineering and design, the Textile School at NCSU has a long history of both innovations in the development of textiles and collaboration with industry.

OCTOBER 6: TRUTH IS SOMETIMES STRANGER THAN FICTION...AN EXAMINATION OF STRANGE LAWS IN NC AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY
North Carolina has some crazy laws in its history. Brian Boyd, church member and former professor at Campbell University School of Law, will highlight some of state’s unusual laws and how they got on the books.

OCTOBER 13: SECOND WIND QUINTET
This popular musical group returns to Keenagers for another great concert. Church member Ruth Mock and friends will entertain us with their varied program of religious, pop, jazz, and old favorites. Michael Brantley will serve as Master of Ceremonies for this command performance!

OCTOBER 20: WALKING TOUR OF HISTORIC OAKWOOD CEMETERY
Robin Simonton, director of Oakwood Cemetery, will lead us in a walk around this historic property. Learn about its interesting origin and its varied history. We’ll have a box lunch picnic afterward on site at the cemetery. To reserve your spot, drop off your $5 lunch fee with Tonya Higgins at the church office.

OCTOBER 27: COPYRIGHT OR COPY WRONG
Dr. Simon will share his experiences as a Copyright Examiner in the Performing Arts section of the U.S. Copyright Office. From all over the country, people send things small and big to Washington, DC's Library of Congress. What does copyright protect, and what does it not protect? Learn more about the "Happy Birthday" song's history.


For questions contact Judy Pidcock at (919)834-3424 x238.


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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