Older Adults

Contact: Luci Cromer
(luci2@comcast.net, 901-755-0803)

Our older adults simply refuse to act their age…and that’s good! There are endless opportunities for older adults to be involved with life at our church. Whether going on a day trip, hearing a speaker and enjoying lunch, playing bridge, or taking classes at the Owings Life Enrichment Center, you are bound to meet some nice people and enjoy the fun and fellowship.

Our events are for everyone—singles and couples—and our activities are open to anyone age 55 and older regardless of church membership.

XYZs (Xtra Young and Zesty!) is a social group that takes nominally priced day trips to concerts, museums, tours, lectures, movies, and plays in the greater Memphis area, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Some of them include a meal, and we provide the transportation. We depart from the Owings Life Enrichment Center parking lot. Our season runs September–May, and reservations are needed. Cost of reservations MUST be honored. No refunds can be given after the reservation deadline has passed. For safety reasons, participants must be physically able to walk independently get on and off our vehicles.

The Brown Bag Lunch Series is an adventure in learning sponsored by the Older Adult Council. This year we learned about everything from historic homes in Shelby County to updates from the metal and art museums to the story of Ernest Withers, a historic photographer and a spy for the FBI. Bring your own sack lunch, and the church will supply the beverages. We meet the 1st Friday from September-May in the Mike Wilson Fellowship Hall at 11 a.m. There is no charge for these events, and no reservations are needed.

The Friday Bridge Group meets weekly from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Room 240 for party bridge. No partners are needed; just bring a sack lunch. Contact Alma Pitner, 754-5127, for more information.

AARP Driver Safety Classes are offered in July, October, and March of each year. Class size is limited to 28 people, and your insurance company must give you a discount on your car insurance for three years upon successful completion of this class. Reservations are made with the instructor.

Exercise Classes at the OLEC are offered every day of the week. Choose from a Walk-fit class, Chair exercise, Gentle yoga, or Tai Chi. Call Judy Oros, 753-3100, for more information.

Handy Helpers is a minor home repair and maintenance service that lends a helping hand to older adult church members who need assistance with small repair and maintenance jobs. Materials used are to be paid for by the person receiving the service; there is no charge for the labor. Call Charles Waters, 758-6513, for more information or to put in a job request.

Our brochures are mailed to church members age 55 and older in August, so watch for yours. They are also available in the kiosks at the entrances of the church and OLEC. Feel free to pick some up and share with your parents, neighbors, and friends. We always welcome new faces, and we know they are going to have a good time.