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Our senior events are filled with educational topics from organizations and guest speakers around the bay area. Our speakers have included guests from The Red Cross, Sean Do from the District Attorney's Office - Adult Protective Services, The Alzheimer's Association, environmentalist the Reverend Sally Bingham, seminars on Unlocking Your Family Treasures, Baking with Earl, Musical Programs and much more.

Most senior events take place in the Chapter House Dining Room. Trained medical staff are available at these events to assist with basic health assessment and referrals.


Senior Retreats

Once or twice a year we go to The Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg for a spiritual retreat. Our next Senior Retreat will be in March of 2016. For more details, email the Rev. Nina Pickerrell or call 415-749-6391.

Senior Health Days

Senior Health Days usually occur on the second Thursday of each month. They equip seniors with tools to tend to our spirits and minds, as well as our bodies. Following a hot, cooked breakfast at 9:30 a.m., and an optional Bible Study, we participate in brain games followed by Tai Chi. This is followed by a spiritual journey reflection group. The day concludes with a catered lunch and conversation, ending near 3 p.m.

Senior Community Days

This event occurs on the fourth Thursday of each month from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. A hot, cooked breakfast at 9:30 a.m. is followed by Bible study and then a topical presentation. At 12:10 p.m., we gather for Holy Eucharist in the Chapel of Grace and then return to the Dining Room for a catered luncheon. 

Serving Others

Seeking and serving Christ in all persons by loving our neighbors as ourselves is an important expression of the Seniors with Grace program. We are actively involved in hospitality projects that support the well-being of others, many of whom are living on the streets of San Francisco. Twice a month during our regular programs, money is collected for our sandwich ministry.  Funds from the collection are used to purchase sandwich fixings, bananas and juice. Once a month meals are prepared and packed by seniors for distribution at Open Cathedral Mission. 
During Lent, Seniors with Grace participated in the annual School for Deacons ‘Socks Project’. Over 150 pairs of socks were collected for St. Martin de Porres House of Hospitality on Potrero Street where they will be given to people in need of clean, dry socks.

Senior Retreats

Once or twice a year we go to The Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg for a spiritual retreat.  In addition to the beautiful scenery, our seniors enjoy a program that includes, prayer, arts and crafts, social hour, Holy Eucharist, Compline, meditation, music, walks on the labyrinth and pastoral appointments.

Our next Senior Retreat will be in March of 2016. For more information, email the Rev. Nina Pickerrell or call 415-749-6391.

Reflecting on a past Senior Retreat

How do we celebrate life...throughout years of joy, sorrow, successes and mistakes? Surrounded by the beauty of the Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg, we were invited to reflect on our personal journeys. With poignant reverence we offered our individual stories through discussion and creative art projects. Sharing laughter and tears, we gave thanks for the experiences, lessons and people in our lives. And then...we put on funny hats, blew bubbles and ate birthday cupcakes to celebrate God’s gift, our ‘one wild and precious life’. 

During the retreat we made crafts for homebound seniors, enjoyed evening social hours, shared meals and practiced the rhythms of prayer and worship. Whether savoring moments of solitude or singing songs around the campfire, we were united in love and embraced by God’s presence.


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