Senior Ministry Mission Statement....
Enabling seniors to continue to experience the baptismal promise of being part of the Lord’s family.
“But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body's growth in building itself up in love.” Ephesians 4:15-16
Back row left to right: Denny Reiman, Terri Reiman, Bonnie Arthur, Leo Arthur
Front row left to right: Marrita Fink, LaDonna Ashmore
Older adults from early retirees and empty nesters on up are invited to participate and help with events. Contact Maritta or a team member if you have questions or would like to join us.
Maritta Fink - Senior Ministry Team Leader
December 13 - Celebrate Christmas with Celtica Chorale
OWL Adventure Bus Trips
December 2 - Organ Stop Pizza
**Scroll down for more information on bus trip**
Friday Friendly Luncheon
December 13, 2019
12noon in Fellowship Hall
Celtica is a unique chorale under the leadership of Founding
Director Coleen Van Slyke with Accompanist Melody Perry. The Chorale exists to preserve and represent the culture of the Celts in the greater Phoenix Community. The Chorale has a unique sound that sets it apart from the choral sound of many present day choirs; one that communicates powerfully and resonates honestly with the listener. Celtica's repertoire will include the music of Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Iona, Brittany, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, and many other regions where the Celts are known to have built their societies. Christmas music will be included.
Join us for a hot, catered meal in the fellowship of others. A suggested donation of $10.00 helps us operate. Sign-up sheets will be at the Senior Ministry Cart (red and white striped awning in Narthex) and at the church office reception area.
FRIENDS AND WINTER VISITORS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US!!
Dessert Volunteers Needed!!
Contact Renate Kaufman or Maritta at 602-866-9191 if you would like to bake a cake, pie, etc.
Homemade desserts are preferred!
OWL Adventures Bus Trip
Sign up and pay at Senior Ministry Cart
or contact Maritta at the church office or email: email@example.com.
ORGAN STOP PIZZA
Organ Stop Pizza
Monday, December 2, 2019
10:00am to 2:00pm (be at church by 9:45am)
$15.00 (includes lunch and bus)
This trip has become a favorite. It’s an easy trip for all to enjoy. There is an “all you can eat” pizza buffet, ice cream and of course the music of the Mighty Wurlitzer.
Invite your grandchildren to come along! We had so much fun last year when we included the MOPS moms and kids, that we would like to extend the opportunity to our own seniors.
Anyone is welcome to invite their grandchildren or other extended family members. The more the merrier for our private lunch and organ concert.
The Christmas trees will be up and Christmas music will be on the play list.
We Have Fun!
Calling Tree & New Daily Check-in Choice
Do you live alone? Would you like a daily reassurance call from an All Saints friend?
Calling Tree is just what you're looking for. Calling Tree is a service offered by volunteers from All Saints Lutheran Church. The program is offered year round and without charge.
Every morning program participants call their designated volunteer. When a volunteer does not receive a call from their appointed participant, they will initiate a standard procedure to locate the participant and ensure that he/she does not need assistance.
In addition to our on-going telephone assurance program, you can now choose to be partnered with just one person and check in with each other via cell phone, text, email or whatever method works best for the two of you. A quick text each morning will allow you to be assured that someone knows you are okay.
For more information, please contact Maritta Fink at 602-866-9191 ext. 110 or firstname.lastname@example.org or click More Information to read more about the program.
Helpful Information on Medicare & Health Insurance Benefits
Senior Ride Program
On April 3rd, 2019 a senior member of our congregation, Emma Glaze, was interviewed by a local television station about the Envoy Program. To see the photos of the interview on our Facebook page CLICK HERE or for Instagram CLICK HERE.
Thank you to all who have donated to this program!!
Reliable and convenient transportation is a critical component to quality of life as we age. Those who can no longer drive are forced to make uncomfortable decisions about whether to stay home, ask someone to help them or navigate the complications of public transportation. Here, with the help of a young company called Envoy America, we have a proposed solution for solving the challenges of getting to worship. Below is the outlined plan for a 6 month trial period for offering transportation to the 9:00am Sunday worship service.
Envoy is much more than a curb-to-curb ride. Their unique combination of transportation, companionship and assistance is a value-packed service and there is much to learn about what they offer.
- November 4th – The first Sunday that rides will be offered at the 9:00am service.
We are delighted to be launching this transportation solution that will enable people to maintain an active presence in our worshipping community. If you are interested in providing financial support for this worthy cause, please contact
Pastor Kristin or Maritta Fink.
Area Agency on Aging Information
Free, 24-hour Senior Help Line 602-264-4357
Are you caring for a family member or loved one?
Duet: Partners in Health and Aging
Phone number 602.274.5022
A family caregiver is defined as someone who provides unpaid care for a loved one. Many family members don’t consider such care “caregiving” – they are just doing what comes naturally. Whether the care is provided in town or across the country, it’s a responsibility that can take a physical, mental and emotional toll.
Duet will help you take better care of yourself—so you can take better care of your loved one.
Duet offers a variety of caregiver support groups, symposiums and workshops. Call the number above or check out their website to learn more. One recommendation is the video discussion series called Finding Meaning and Hope. Based on the groundbreaking book Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope While Coping with Stress and Grief, by Pauline Boss, Ph.D., this video series occupies a unique place in the caregiving landscape. Dr. Boss is best known for her groundbreaking research as the pioneer theorist and clinical practitioner of stress reduction for people whose loved ones are physically present, but psychologically absent, coined “ambiguous loss.”
24/7 Helpline 1-800-272-3900
Desert Southwest Chapter
Currently, more than 170,000 are living with Alzheimer’s disease in Arizona and southern Nevada, and over 400,000 family and friends are providing care.
Serving Arizona and southern Nevada, the Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter provides education and support to all those facing Alzheimer’s and other dementias throughout the community, including those living with the disease, caregivers, health care professionals and families. We are also committed to advocating for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer’s disease and advancing critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.
The Alzheimer’s Association offers in-person support groups and an online community for caregivers, individuals living with Alzheimer's and others dealing with the disease.
Veterans Heritage Project
Veterans Heritage Project (VHP)
...connects students with veterans in their communities, offering students the opportunity to become immersed in one-on-one personal accounts of heroism and service to our Country, while learning life-long skills, developing a passion for history, writing and civics, and an appreciation of the freedoms which came through the sacrifices of those who have served our nation.
VHP is an after-school club or in-classroom course for 8th through 12th grade and college-level students that is tied to class curriculum such as English, Social Studies, Civics or History. Students are responsible for interviewing, writing and celebrating their veterans’ stories of military experience. They become published authors, by contributing their stories to VHP’s annual hard-covered books entitled Since You Asked and permanent audio-visual archiving at the Library of Congress, in Washington, DC. Students honor their veterans through their Chapter’s annual book signing celebration.
Several people from All Saints have participated in this project and they have received their own copy of the “Since You Asked” book that includes their own story and pictures. If you would like to be interviewed by a student and have your story entered into the archives at the Library of Congress go to this website http://veteransheritage.org and click on “Stories/Books” in the red bar at the top of the page. Then click on “AZ-Vets Interview Request. Or call the local VHP office at 602-218-4036 or call Maritta Fink at All Saints to help you get connected to the program.