ALZHEIMER’S/DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP
Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers’ Support Group is a support
group for persons who are family members and/or caregivers of people
who are in various stages of Alzheimer’s Disease or other types of
dementia. We have used materials and speakers from the Alzheimer’s
Association and other organizations that deal with aging, as well as other
helpful resources in coping with the ups and downs of caregiving. We
support each other by listening and sharing confidentially. Monthly
meetings on the first Wednesday of the month were held before the
Covid-19 restrictions, but we look forward to getting together again with
safe physical distancing in place. For more information,
Contact: Barbara Franke 970-203-0904 or email@example.com
CARE TASK MINISTRY
Care Task Ministry is a team of volunteers who make phone calls
and visitations of those who are home-bound or hospitalized. This team
also, in many cases, serves the traditional roles of a prayer chain, as
they pray for each Sunday’s submitted prayer requests. This team is open
to all members of the congregation who would like to pray, converse, and
visit those who are facing times of physical, emotional, or spiritual crisis.
Many hours of compassion have been expressed through the actions of
Dolores Pancoast, Ann Eatman, Kay Neckel, Pat Cobb, Shirley Reed, Ed
and Celia Frey, Faye Furuglyas, and Karin Bierstein. Care Task Ministry
meets on Tuesdays at 11:00 am in West Coy Hall.
Contact: Rev Lee Anderson-Harris at 970-667-0876 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MIXED SENIOR SINGLES
Mixed Senior Singles is a group for mixed single seniors is in the works. You may be interested if you’re an older single who is looking for companionship, fun, information, or a chance to enjoy some food together. It’s about “finding ways to enjoy the life we have ahead of us in the company of our peers,” organizers say.
More details to follow.
Contact: Pat Cobb at 970-613-9625 or Sue Mullins at 970-692-1045
OLDER, WISER, HAPPIER
Thursdays, 1:00-2:30 pm on Zoom. The weekly ZOOM meeting features conversations on topics related to aging.
Anyone is welcome to drop in and see what’s happening. You can access it by selecting this link: Zoom meeting
The topics reflect principles set forth in the book authored by Clay, church member, and facilitator of the meetings. The book is available at this link on Amazon.com. However, it is not necessary to read the book to be fully engaged in the conversations.
Thought-starters on the week’s topic can be accessed by going online to Clay’s blog at Clay’s blog. On the blog site, there is information about the format of the meeting as well as thought starters for each meeting.
For further information about the meetings or accessing the links, call Clay Carter, (970) 616-9686, cell phone for calls or texts. Email Clay at email@example.com.
Life Stages: Facing Truths and Finding Hope on 1st & 3rd Fridays, 1:00-2:30 pm on Zoom; limited to 7 participants. The class will begin in the 3rd week of January 2021. This class will be facilitated by Dr. P. Clay Carter, a member of First United Methodist Church of Loveland.
This course evolved from the grief courses conducted by Bev Goodier. The resource materials and processes in her course suggested that many of the difficulties addressed related not only to grief events but to aging itself. Bev and Steve Goodier have worked with Clay Carter to fashion a 12-week course for addressing issues that create difficulty for most senior adults. The content can also expand awareness for those who have aging parents. Each issue will be explored through writing and discussion. Participants will be encouraged but not required to share material from your writing. Participants can join the group at any time. Upon completion, the course will be repeated so that late comers can continue until you cover any missed chapters. A booklet will be provided. For more information or to enroll, contact Clay at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 616-9686 (calls or texts).
Life Storying – Guided Autobiography Workshop 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 1:00-2:30 pm on Zoom; limited to 8 participants. The class will begin in the 2nd week in January 2021. This class will be facilitated by Dr. P. Clay Carter, member of First United Methodist Church of Loveland
The course is 10 consecutive meetings that focus on nine life themes that apply to everyone. After the first session, each week’s agenda will be to read part of what you have written on that week’s theme. Since each chapter builds on the previous one, no new participants can be admitted after the start. However, the course will be repeated if there is continuing interest. Curriculum materials will be provided free of charge; class members will provide only their own writing materials. The material, based on a book by James Birren and Kathryn Cockran, is designed to increase self-awareness of life patterns as well as composing an overview of one’s life. Upon completion of the course, you will have nine foundational chapters of your life story that can be expanded upon if you choose. For more information or to enroll, contact Clay Carter at email@example.com or (970) 616-9686 (calls or texts).
Choosing Happiness 1st & 3rd Mondays 1:00-2:30 pm on Zoom; limited to 10 participants. The class will begin in the 3rd week of January 2021. This class will be facilitated by Dr. P. Clay Carter, member of First United Methodist Church of Loveland
This is a 10-week course that focuses on ten crucial, ongoing decisions that affect your overall sense of well-being. The concepts apply to any age, but the book specifically focuses on senior adults. This course can also be informative for people with aging relatives. The study will identify attitudes and behaviors that affect crucial aspects of life and will give attention to specific changes that can be tried. Participants will be encouraged to engage in conversation about attempts to make changes. You can enter the study at any point. The course will be repeated so that you can cover any missed chapters. You will need a copy of Older, Wiser…Happier: 10 Choices for Rebooting Your Life at 50+. New and used copies, and Kindle format, are available on Amazon.com. For more information or to enroll, contact Clay Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 616-9686 (calls or texts).
1st Friday of the month, 11:30 am, Coy Hall
We host a luncheon, usually on the first Friday of each month, for our seniors, guests,
and others who may be interested. Lunch is followed by a program of interest to our group. A nominal donation helps us cover the cost of lunch and special events. Our purpose is to provide seniors a time to come together to visit, share a meal, and be entertained. Details about each month’s activities are posted in “The Window”, and we ask our guests to sign up ahead of time so that our cooks can plan accordingly.
Contact: Ed Frey, 970-669-5324
Book Study meets on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm in Rm E240. Contact: Barbie Clark at 970-667-7445
Women’s Fellowship meets every other month. The purpose
is to be a supportive group and help others in our church and
community. Each meeting we have one or two of the ladies
tell about themselves & their families (short autobiographies).
We have a different local project each time (such as bringing
cans of food, clothing, diapers, gloves, money for the youth
groups, etc). We have an “indoor picnic” each summer and a
salad luncheon for our December meeting.
All women are welcome!
Contact: Darlene Lowe at (970) 667-3101 or email@example.comOlder, Wiser