Hope for the Aging

Are you growing older? Of course you are—every minute. We all are aging, hoping we will be healthy, fun, and graceful in the process. Did you know there is help for this at Christ Church?

The Older Adults Council is here for you! Research has shown that socializing with others is particularly important for the health of seniors. Knowing that, the Council plans opportunities for Baby Boomers and older adults to gather for learning and having food together. Our mission is to develop programs of interest in all areas of life for those of mature years, foster Christian hope and continued involvement as we grow older, and make disciples for Christ through worship, fellowship, and a process of loving, growing, and serving. We hope you will join us for some of our upcoming events:

Healthy Aging Lunch & Learn Series
Reservations can be made for single sessions or all at christgreensboro.org/healthyaging or by contacting the Reservation Line. Cost is $6 for each lunch to be paid online or at the door. You do not have to be a Baby Boomer or older adult to attend; guests are welcome! Sessions begin at 12pm in the Fellowship Center at our Holden Road Campus.

  • Apr 30: Preventing Blood Sugar Spikes, Pain Control & Diabetes (Dr. Steve South)

  • May 7: Ideas to Prevent, Control & Improve Physical Transformation of the Aging Body (Gina & Prince Deese)

  • May 14: Falls, Balance & the Benefits of Physical Activity & Fitness (Mona Flynn)

  • May 21: Memory Loss: When Should You Be Concerned? (Dr. Hal Stoneking)

Lunch Bunch (formerly Prime Timers)
Join us for lunch and a fun program on the third Tuesday of each month at 11:30am in the Fellowship Center at our Holden Road campus! Cost is $6 for lunch; reservations are needed. (Chairpersons: Sharon and Charles Penley)

Traveling Seniors
Travel to an interesting spot in North Carolina, followed by lunch in the area, dutch treat. We usually leave the church around 9am and return by 4pm. Reservations are needed in advance. Meet in the Gathering Space at our Holden Road campus. Cost varies. (Chairperson: Denise Wells)

What activities and programs would you like the Older Adults Council to plan for you? Let a council member know: Liz Reinecke (Chair), Tom Alspaugh, Dennis Chesney, Sarah Hamilton, Bill Hunnicut, Sarah Niver, Loyd and Libby Rich, Betsy Schiller, Jim and Sherry Sheek, Nan Sipe, Charles and Sharon Penley, Anne Dooley (Staff)

By Liz Reinecke