Shady Grove United Methodist Church -- Mechanicsville
Sunday, September 24, 2017
growing together

Senior Adults

Shady Grove has a very active senior adult ministry.
Led by the Senior Adult Council, seniors at Shady Grove
  • Participate in monthly Mechanicsville Fellowship Club luncheons and programs
  • Hold an activity time on the 4th Thursday of every month (January - June and September - October), activities include playing games or watching movies
  • Host a Senior Adult luncheon once a quarter in the gym (March, June, September, & December)
  • Host teas at Covenant Woods Retirement Community
  • Take bus trips in state and out of state
  • Gather for a monthly "Lunch Bunch" outing
  • Attend local theatre productions 
Weekly Opportunities
Fit for Seniors -- Mondays and Fridays at 10:00 a.m. in the Elective Room
Exercising can be fun!  Our Monday and Friday schedules for the Chair Exercise Program have changed a bit, and we are getting healthier every week.  Core Fitness begins at 10:00 a.m. in the Elective Room (G110).  This DVD emphasizes core, back, and breathing exercises.  At 10:40, we begin Balance and Posture which emphasizes balance and posture with some cardio added.  There is something for everyone.  You can come for either class or both.  Come, get fit, have fun, and meet some new friends.  Contact Bonnie Kincaid by email or by phone at 804-746-8825 for more information. 
 
Upcoming Trips & Events
The following outings and trips have been planned for our Seniors. We hope you will join us on the following dates for fun and fellowship!  More information can be found on the Senior Board in the hallway near the gym. 
 
Theatre at Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center  Purchase a season pass for $25. Contact Fay Lane for tickets. First come, first served.
Sunday, Sept 24 -- Driving Miss Daisy
Sunday, Nov. 19 -- Black Coffee a mystery by Agatha Christie
Sunday, May 20 -- Oklahoma
Sunday, July 15 -- The Senator's Wife--a romantic comedy with music
Cost for the season ticket is $26.00.  That includes all plays.  We will leave church by bus immediately following 11:15 worship and travel to Pasta House for lunch.  The cost for our meal at Pasta House is $15.00 for entree, garden salad with house dressing, hot bread and butter, drink of choice and gratuity.   
Menu:  Spaghetti and Meatballs, Lasagna, Baked Ziti, Eggplant Parmesan, Chicken Fettucine, Chef salad, Greek salad with Chicken.
Menus and theater handouts will be posted on the Senior bulletin board in the main hallway next to the gym.  
There is an additional $5 transportation fee per day.  A check for $20.00 will be due for bus and luncheon on the Friday before play.
 
The Mechanicsville Fellowship Club will meet on Tuesday, September 12 at 10:30 a.m. in Room G110 (The Elective Room). Our program will feature a game to identify our baby pictures, so get your picture with name on the back to Fay Layne by August 28. There will be a prize for the most identified. Bring a covered dish to share. For more information, contact Fay Lane or 804-852-8563.
 
Senior Adult Luncheon
Our next Senior Adult Luncheon will be Tuesday, September 26 at 11:30 a.m. in the Gym.  Program:  Robert Layton, author of Discovering Richmond Monuments: A History of River City Landmarks Beyond the Avenue.  Reservation deadline - Thursday, September 21, 2017. Contact Karin Nelson in the church office 804-746-9073. Be sure to mention any dietary needs.
Our last luncheon of the year will be Wednesday, December 6.
 
Covenant Woods Tea
November 15 at 1:30 p.m.
Come join our members and friends who live in the Continuing Care Community and fellowship together.  Volunteers are needed to provide cookies.  Please call or email Jean Veirs at 723-5966 or ruth.veirs@comcast.net or Ilona Waggoner at 1-609-760-8894 or ilonawags@me.com if you can help.