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Seniors
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. 

Senior Community Day: Thanksgiving Celebration
Thursday, November 20, 2014 10 am to 5 pm 

Each monthly event begins with Bible study at 10 a.m. followed by a presentation from a guest speaker at 11 a.m. At 12:10 p.m., we gather for Holy Eucharist in the Chapel of Grace. We share a catered lunch together, and conclude our day with a film and discussion.  

 

This month, Susan Hendrickson, a former Grace Cathedral Music Administrator, will be our guest speaker. Twenty months after being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, Hendrickson walked the last 110 kilometers (approximately 70 miles) along the Camino to Santiago de Compestela, a pilgrimage route in Northern Spain. She will share photos and stories of her experiences.

 

Please join us for our Thanksgiving lunch at 1 p.m.

 

 

Where: Chapter Dining Room.

 

 


Senior Retreats

Once or twice a year we go to The Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg for a spiritual retreat. Our next Senior Retreat is March 17-19, 2015. 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 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. 

Senior Community Days

This event occurs on the fourth Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and begins with a Bible Study, followed by 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. Each event concludes with a film and discussion.  
 

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 is March 17-19, 2015. 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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