Senior Adults

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

Senior Adult Spring Trip
White Memorial Senior Adults, Keenagers & Friends
April 27-30, 2015

Trip includes stops in Knoxville, Asheville, Beautiful Mountains, Secret City, Biltmore in Bloom and Grove Park Inn.

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. The fee to join is $6 for the year. 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.
Judy Pidcock (staff); Gary Mock, president of Keenagers.

Keenagers Meeting Schedule Fall 2014

November 6: The Natural Idea - Alan Donaldson
Alan will treat us to a pictorial journey through the world of textile design, relating favorite fabrics to items found in nature. Flowers, trees, water, stones and more are the inspiration for his work in textiles and are shown in this visual tour, which has been presented in Japan, Germany, and Great Britain.

November 13: A Spiritual Autobiography - Blake Daniel
Blake Daniel, White Memorial’s Pastoral Resident, will talk about his vocation in ministry and the spiritual path which he has traveled to this point. Blake is in the second year of his two-year pastoral residency at White Memorial.

November 20: Trip To Raleigh Recycling Center
Last spring Keenagers hosted Bianca Howard from the City of Raleigh Recycling program. As a follow-up to that interesting look at environmental issues, Keenagers will tour the Raleigh Recycling Center, located east of downtown off of New Bern Avenue. Lunch will follow at Pie Bird Restaurant on Person Street in Oakwood.

November 27: No meeting - Happy Thanksgiving!

December 4: The Christmas Story in Art - Michael Brantley
Michael Brantley, former Director of Education at the North Carolina Museum of Art, will explore the events of the Christmas story as they are depicted in the art collection of the museum.

December 11: Trip to Temple Theater for “A Sanford Family Christmas”
Visit the Temple Theater in Sanford for a matinee production of “A Sanford Family Christmas.” We’ll have lunch before the show at a restaurant in downtown Sanford, and spend some time browsing the shops in the area.

December 16: Golden Years Holiday Breakfast at Raleigh Convention Center
This annual celebration for seniors is hosted by the Capitol Broadcasting Company and Raleigh Parks and Recreation program for Active Adults. Join other older adults for a morning of good food and great entertainment by Triangle area performers.

January 1: No meeting - Happy New Year!

Keenagers will resume its weekly programming on Thursday, January 8.

Old Time Hymn Sing
The Older Adult Committee leads an Old Time Hymn Sing service annually in May. We worship God and sing our favorite old hymns. Refreshments and fellowship follow.

The Senior Adult Committee has been studying ways to enhance the connections with our WMPC members with severe dementia. We are in need of people who have gifts to serve in this area by visiting and/or creating new ways to send them our love. Would you like to be a part of this endeavor? Contact Lindsay Jordan with questions or suggestions.

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.
Kathy Cassidy (staff)

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