Active Older Adults

When we talk about AOA (Active Older Adults) we talk about fun, trips, food and a way to maximize our Christian Fellowship.

 

This is much more than your cup of coffee, card playing ministry.  AOA takes seriously the vision that Relationships Matter.   

Through this ministry, the church strives to meet the spiritual, physical, social, and emotional needs of older adults. 

We believe recreation plus senior adults equals a greater stability in our churches for the future. 

 

AOA Travelling Group

We plan day trips to local (Indiana and Kentucky) sites that includes adventure, education and fellowship.  Plus, don’t forget the ‘food’.  We regulary conclude our adventure with lunch at local and unique restaurants.

 

Past trips have included local museums, historical sites, interactive locations, education in topics/locations for older adults and hometown attractions.

To name just a few:

 

·       Jasper-St Catherine Monastery and of course The Schnitzelbank Restaurant!

·       French Lick and West Baden with lunch at Gasthof Amish Village

·       Zimmerman Glass-Corydon

·       Leavenworth-who can resist The Overlook Restaurant?

·       Churchill Downs-we saw horses and jockeys!

·       Bat factory

·       Glendale-Whistle Stop!

·       Walked the Big 4 Bridge

·       Falls of the Ohio Museum-so fun and educational

·       Traditions facility on Senior Living

·       Cave hill cemetery-National Historical site and Arboretum

 

2018 is going to be even better!

 

Young at Heart

If you are 55 years or older, like good food, fun and fellowship, join us for lunch the first Wednesday of each month in Fellowship Hall at 11:30 am.  The meat (ham, fish, or fried chicken) is provided and members bring a side dish.  After a hearty meal, we either have a devotion by a pastor and/or a short program provided by a community leader.  Those who enjoy playing Bingo can stay for more fun and prizes.  We hope to see you there!

 

‘"Older adults are the fastest-growing age demographic in many of our congregations.

We can remain behind the curve and ignore an important resource for church vitality and growth,

or we can be enlightened to the special gifts that older adults offer to Christ and the church."  

 

Using the UMC S.E.N.I.O.R. model as an acronym, we seek to promote these elements:

Spiritual, Enrichment, Nutrition (Wellness), Intergenerational, Outreach, Recreation and Service.