The cathedral’s seniors are a diverse, stimulating community of seasoned people who are aging with grace. We gather to learn, grow, stay healthy and enjoy each other’s company — and everyone is welcome at our gatherings.
Once or twice a year, we enjoy a retreat in beautiful Healdsburg. Our next Senior Retreat will be from Tuesday, October 17 through Thursday, October 19, 2017. In addition to beautiful scenery, our group will enjoy a program that include arts and crafts, social hour, Holy Eucharist, Compline, meditation, music, walks on the labyrinth and pastoral appointments. This year’s continued theme is “Visiting Your Life Map.”
All are welcome; RSVP is required. Transportation to and from the cathedral is included in the attendance costs. Payment plans, in addition limited scholarships, are available.
Community Days occur on the fourth Thursday of each month (unless affected by a holiday) from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Enjoy a full breakfast from 9:30 to 10 am, followed by Bible study and a topical presentation. At 12:10 pm, we gather for Holy Eucharist in the Chapel of Grace and then return to the Dining Room for a catered luncheon. We conclude our day with the sharing of senior grocery care bags.
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.
On September 28, 2017 Cathedral Archivist Michael Lampen will share a slide presentation on Grace Cathedral’s archives in Wilsey Conference Room A, located in the lower level of the cathedral at 11:10 am.
On October 26, 2017 Benjamin Bachmann, The Diana Dollar Knowles Canon Director of Music, will present us with a Halloween-themed organ repertoire on Grace Cathedral’s main organ, built by the Aeolian-Skinner Company in 1934. Its 7,466 pipes make it one of the largest organs in the Western United States. Please meet inside the church at the Quire at 11:05 am.
The Rev. Canon Nina Pickerrell is honored to support the senior program. She would love to hear from you with any questions, suggestions or to reserve a spot on the next retreat. Please find her contact information below.