Seniors

Seniors

Who are Seniors?

Seniors are a vital part of our church; they bring wisdom and experience to the church family. It is our aim to support them in feeling valued and loved and to thrive in their relationship with God, family and friends.  We hope to equip them to persevere through the challenges of later life.

The Seniors Team

Our friendly Seniors team – Carol Upton, Rachel Barrett and Tracey Daw

Covid 19 has encouraged us to find different ways to support our seniors . As well as  helping them to access online services, meetings and newsletters, we have found different ways of encouraging them throughout this challenging season. Some of our seniors have found this an isolating time. From May, we started running friendly weekly meet-ups in local gardens as well as a cream tea at Muston Gardens to help folk reconnect again.  These proved really successful so through the summer we added a few walks around the local area and Wistow:

As the weather remains cool, we have planned some  Winter Warmers for our seniors to enjoy:

In addition to this, we have also started a Memory Cafe for those with memory issues and their carers:

 

If you need further information about anything,  please contact any of the above or the church office.

New Life

New Life is a group for people of retirement age. We meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month in the church building from 12.45. The meeting begins with a time to chat together and eat the packed lunch we have brought.  We then enjoy listening to a Christian speaker or presentation.

New Life leaders Trevor and Jane King

We occasionally arrange meals and days out, and this year there is the opportunity to go on a group holiday to Grange-over-Sands – click here for more information.

Please note that ‘Covid friendly’ New Life now starting at 2pm as we are unable to serve food currently.

If you would like further information, please see the programme below:

 

Some photos from a recent New Life meeting:

Knighton Homes

Some of our seniors live locally at Knighton Homes, just five minutes’ walk from the church. You can read about it here.

Others live at Pilgrim Homes or Pilgrim Gardens.