What the heck is a “Senior” these days anyway? Most of our seniors run circles around the younger crowd. Our seniors are active! The seniors at GFC have many opportunities for fellowship that help to build lasting relationships and a strong sense of Christian
community. This group meets monthly, engaging in a variety of activities that are interesting and stimulating. Some of the most recent mid-day events have included a sight- seeing cruise around Manhattan, a guided tour of the New Yankee Stadium,
a visit to the Yale Center for British Art, the annual Christmas luncheon, a presentation by Westport’s First Selectman, a musical at Westport Playhouse and a guided historical bus tour of Green’s Farms and Westport beach areas. Over the last
year about 75 members and friends have participated in our diversified events.
In addition to the monthly events, the group also meets for lunch, which they call Chat and Chew. These lunches are an opportunity for the seniors to hear various speakers come and talk with the group on topics that are specific to seniors. For instance, the group met to learn about exercise and nutrition, options for home health care, and understanding the probate process.
Lastly, the group has begun a visiting program with their peers. There are a group of seniors who visit, call, and write notes to those seniors who for a variety of reasons are unable to attend church as regularly as they used to. These seniors offer a spiritual friendship to those most in need, and work closely with the clergy. Newcomers and friends are most welcome. For upcoming events check our homepage, or contact Sandy Atwood, (203) 292-9494
What’s new for the Seniors for the Fall of 2014!
September 17th at 11:45AM: Vision Discussion
The seniors will be kicking off their Fall schedule with a brown bag lunch and a visit from our Moderator Steve Parrish Steve will talk about “what’s next” for our Vision project at GFC. So come and learn more about the life of our church and how you can contribute.
October 22nd: Y Tour and lunch with Rob Reeves
We will have the pleasure of having Rob Reeves give us a tour of the new Y! The tour will be followed by lunch in one of the private rooms.
November 19th: Knights of Columbus Museum
As we head into the holiday season we will be traveling to New Haven to visit the Knights of Columbus Museum as we enjoy the Christmas themed exhibit followed by lunch in New Haven.
December 17th: Christmas Party
Our Fall programming comes to end as we celebrate together the Christmas Season with the annual Christmas luncheon complete with a wonderful meal and a carol sing. We will also have surprise guest!