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.
We welcome you to attend our upcoming programs.
Our guest speaker will be Bob Sonnenberg from Guide Dogs for the Blind, a national non-profit organization that serves the blind and visually impaired. In January, 2004, Bob became legally blind as a result of myopic degeneration. Bob has previously owned and operated his own insurance benefit and investment brokerage business, as well as being involved in starting and building a manufacturing business. He is now the Regional Major Gift Officer for Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Once or twice a year we go to The Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg for a spiritual retreat. Our next Senior Retreat is October 21-23, 2014. For more details, email the Rev. Nina Pickerrell or call 415-749-6391.
Senior Health Days usually occur on the second Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.They equip seniors with tools to tend to our spirits and minds, as well as our bodies. Following a breakfast, 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.
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.
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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