Shady Grove United Methodist Church -- Mechanicsville
Friday, August 17, 2018
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.
Upcoming Events and Trips
The Tea at Covenant Woods will be held on August 22 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the All Purpose Room at Covenant Woods. You are also welcome from 1:00-2:00 p.m. to prepare the refreshments and decorate the tables.  If you would like to bring or send cookies, fruit, or cheese, please leave them in the staff kitchen on Tuesday, August 21. Please contact Ilona Waggoner at for more information.
Senior Adult Lunch Bunch -- Come and enjoy lunch on Sunday, August 26 at the Pickel Barrel Restaurant in western Henrico. The bus(es) will leave immediately following church.  Transportation cost is $5. Lunch is on your own.  Please reserve your spot by contacting Karin Nelson at 804-746-9073 or Registration deadline is Thursday, August 23.
Senior Adult Luncheon -- Wednesday, September 19, 11:30 a.m. – Gym
Speaker:  Reggie Stewart from the Chickahominy Tribe
Please reserve your spot by contacting Karin Nelson at 804-746-9073 or 
Senior Adult Trip to the Chickahominy Pow Wow -- Saturday, September 22, Cost: $5.00
Please reserve your spot by contacting Karin Nelson at 804-746-9073 or 
RVA Historical Tour -- Wednesday, October 3
Watch the church bulletin and check back to this page for further details.
Senior Adult Trip To Lancaster, PA & Baltimore, MD -- Sight & Sound Theatre, Hershey Chocolate Factory, Sturgis Pretzel Factory, Outlet Shopping, and Baltimore Harbor.
Monday, October 8 – Wednesday, October 10, 2018  -- This 3-day trip will be filled with a production of the play, Jesus at Sight & Sound Theatre, and many other attractions to keep us busy, and of course, the wonderful Amish restaurants, foods and wares to enjoy. Cost of the trip is $550 single occupancy and $435 per person double occupancy. A payment schedule has been set up for your convenience (Karin Nelson can explain).  Please see the Senior Bulletin Board in the hallway outside of the gym for fliers and other detailed information. We expect this trip to fill up fast, so please give your FIRST deposit check to Karin in the church office by June 7th.  Be sure to put "Lancaster Trip" on your check.  For questions, contact Margaret Getz at or 804-239-8998.
Youth/ Senior Game Day- Sunday, November 4 following the 11:15 a.m. service. Watch for more details.  
If you would like more information about our Senior Adult Ministries, please contact Mary Sue Swann, Minister with Seniors at 804-746-9073 or

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).