Older Adults

Older Adult Ministries

Coordinators:  Lillie Ballard & Darlene Nunn

 


I’m a SENIOR, this I know, for my body tells me so!

Aches and pains to me belong, head to toe they hurt so long!

CHORUS:  Yes, ADVIL helps me; yes, GAS-X helps me!

Yes, BENGAY helps me; my doctor tells me so!

(Sing to the tune of “Jesus Loves Me”)

 

PURPOSE OF OLDER ADULT MINISTRIES:  To empower the minds, bodies, and souls of “older adults” through interactive opportunities within our community’s mission field and beyond.

 

OLDER ADULT MINISTRY INITIATIVES FOR THE YEAR

  • Scam Prevention Strategies (Telephone, Internet, Sales, Advertisements)

  • Nutrition Education – “Cooking on a Budget”

  • Keep Moving – “Now You See It! . . . Now You Don’t!” – (Weekly Sessions)

  • Making Those Hard Decisions (Wills, Powers of Attorney, Pre-Needs Documents)

  • Medications Safety (Preventing Overdose and Compromise of Medications)

  • Technology and Mental Enrichment (Puzzles, I-Pads, Brain Teasers, etc.)

  • Leave Me Alone! – I’m Staying in My Own Home! (Choosing to Live Alone!)

 

MS. STEPHANIE BERNO, Nutrition Education Coordinator

for the HOUSTON FOOD BANK

provided sessions on “Cooking on a Budget” for Sloan’s Older Adult Ministries.  Sloan UMC, in turn, sponsored the same session for the SENIORS  at the Wesley Community Center.  Her presentation included a tasty sampling of a meal that she prepared during her presentation.