Adults 60 Plus
So teach us to number our days, that we may present to you a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12
There’s never a dull moment in our Adults 60 Plus Ministry. That’s because there is no shortage of opportunities to actively engage in ministry. Through classes, outings, and serving within the church and throughout the community, our adults 60 and older are deepening their spiritual maturity and sharing their wisdom with younger generations.
Thursday, Sept. 28 at 10:15 am – 3:30 pm
Casanova: The Seduction of Europe at the Kimbell Art Museum and Lunch
Cost - $30.00 (includes lunch, admission, and transportation) Reservations are Required and may be made by calling Molly Jones at 214-525-4216, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by signing up at Friday Fellowship.
Come to campus early for the 8:15 am Communion Service and then visit over coffee and pastries in Elliott Hall before heading to a Sunday Morning Community. There are several offerings from which to choose at 9:30 and 11 am.
- Acts Too - 50s & 60s - H020
- Bell - 60s - Room 119 – Alexander Bldg
- Catacombs - 70s & up - Room 120 – Alexander Bldg
- Connections - 50s–70s - H017
- McCoy - 70s & up - H018
- Tom Currie- 70s & up - H203
- Trinity - 50s & 60s - Room 114 — Alexander Bldg
Women's Weekly Bible Studies, various days and times to choose from. Details available on women's.
Tuesday's, 7–8 am in Elliott Hall.
Bonton Farms - Join this church-wide service initiative in the South Dallas community of Bonton. Spend a Saturday afternoon at Bonton Farms doing clean up, handy work, feeding animals, or weeding and seeding the garden. Each month’s projects are different as the farm expands to give healthy options to residents of this food desert.
Mission Opportunities - Members in the Adults 60 Plus Ministry seek to be a beacon of light in our community and in the world through involvement in ministries across the church, which serve the church, community, and wider world.
Homebound Visitiation and Communion - A group of volunteers regularly visit homebound members throughout the year. This ministry provides a way for our homebound members to stay connected with the community even though they are unable to physically attend church. Reserve elders also are able to administer Communion
Friday Fellowship is open to all Adults 60 Plus in the Dallas community and offers a variety of educational, cultural, and entertainment opportunities. Activities are held at 9:15 am every Friday morning and all are welcome to participate. Lunch is $10. To RSVP for lunch call 214-525-4367 by noon on the Thursday preceding the Friday program.
Schedule of Events
- 9:15–11 am: Bridge and Knitting as a Ministry meets in Elliott Hall
- 9:30–10:30 am: Zumba Gold meets every Friday in H020 (cost $10/month)
- 9:30–10:30 am: Telling Your Story meets first Friday in the Private Dining Room
- 11 am: Program in Elliott Hall
- 11:45 am: Lunch ($10 with reservations) in Elliott Hall
September Program Schedule:
Sept. 8 – Dr. Chris Foster, Center for Vital Longevity, Researcher, the University of Texas at Dallas
Characteristics of Healthy Aging and Alzheimer's Disease
Dr. Foster will focus on our current understanding of normal cognitive aging, along with factors associated with increased risk for Alzheimer’s Disease, and the cognitive and brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s Disease in a way that makes things easily understandable.
Sept. 15 – The Dallas Banjo Band
Celebrating 26 years of entertaining audiences from California to Kentucky, this group is committed to promoting America’s only native instrument - the banjo! Don’t miss the only banjo band to ever be nominated for a Grammy!
Sept. 22 – Tobin Miller and Bill Asbury
Tobin Miller – Living Life and Doing Ministry in the Largest Communist Country in the World
Christina and Tobin Miller… long time missionaries of HPPC and now on the pastoral staff will share of their life and ministry in Asia.
Bill Asbury – The Handyman Ministry at HPPC
Highland Park Presbyterian has a group of men, under the auspices of the Men's Ministry, who for the past three years have been serving elderly couples and single women who need help with small tasks around the home. Whether you want to know how to connect for help or if you want to hear how you can actively support this ministry, come and hear Bill’s stories about how this ministry is blessing the members of HPPC.
Sept. 29 - Jeryn Laengrich, CCC/SLP, Chief Service Officer, Cariloop
Making Sense out of Medicare
Jeryn graduated with a B.S. in Communication Disorders from Harding University and an M.S. in Speech Language Pathology from the University of North Texas. She has extensive clinical experience as a speech-language therapist in every healthcare setting, and she has held director positions over rehab services and business development for acute care hospitals and geriatric care facilities. She also served as Director of the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where she coordinated and implemented many programs to support the Parkinson’s community across North Texas.
Most recently, Jeryn held the position of Clinical Liaison for Presbyterian Communities and Services, where she was able to use her knowledge and expertise to guide families through the challenging maze of senior care. Her expertise ranges from clinical issues involving neuroscience and aging to end-of-life planning, insurance, and Medicare.