Shady Grove United Methodist Church -- Mechanicsville
Thursday, August 22, 2019
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 and Monthly Opportunities
Fit for Seniors -- Mondays and Fridays at 10:00 a.m. in the Elective Room
Sandra Smith:  “My physical therapist wanted to know exactly what kinds of exercises we were doing in Fit, and she was very pleased with what we do.  She said these exercises will firm our cores which in turn strengthens our backs.  The shoulder exercises are excellent also for our rotator cuffs.”  Contact Bonnie Kincaid at 804-746-8825 or for more information.
Covenant Woods Tea -- Come out and help on August 21 at 2 p.m.  Food can be brought to the staff kitchen the day before. Contact the church office 804-746-9073 for additional details.
The Senior Luncheon -- Thursday, September 5, at 11:30 a.m. in the Gym
The Senior Council would like to start something new for our luncheons called “Bring a Book, Take a Book” with a limit of three books. Contact Karin in the church office at or 804-746-9073 to make your lunch reservation, and please indicate any special dietary need. Deadline for reservations is Friday, August 30.
Upcoming Events and Trips 
Trip to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, TN and the Biltmore Estate in NC -- Monday, November 11 through Friday, November 15, 2019.  Come experience a trip to these exciting places and enjoy fun, fellowship, and the beauty of the Smokey Mountains.  Watch the church bulletin and the upcoming April Messenger for all details including cost.  For questions, contact Margaret Getz at 804-370-0649 or
Update - Exciting News for Senior Trip! It has been announced that the Biltmore will open a new exhibit, Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, that our travel group will be lucky enough to enjoy in addition to touring the mansion. The exhibit will be showcased in two locations and will feature more than 50 of the show’s costumes, never-before-seen multimedia elements, and the series’ most recognizable sets and artifacts. This will be a wonderful adventure! Contact Margaret Getz ( or 804-370-0649) for more information.

Senior Adult Inclement Weather Policy Notice:  The Senior Adults have decided that if Hanover County schools are put on a two hour delay or are closed, Senior Adult activities for that day will be canceled. (Note, this does not include Pickleball which runs on its own schedule).