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PARISHIONER PROFILES

Mary McCormack

Betty Wanamaker

Dick and Kay Hobson

 Immanuel’s congregation includes a vibrant community of older adults who are active participants in all aspects of parish life.  The mission of Senior Ministry and Fellowship is to support them in their faith journey with educational and fellowship opportunities of special interest to seniors, links to important resources, and programs that help to integrate all generations spiritually. 

  

Senior Scoop:  News of special interest to Seniors


Immanuel Senior Ministry Events & Activities

HILLWOOD MUSEUM DAY TRIP

Tuesday, 5/16/17, bus leaves at 8:30 am & returns at 2:30 pm, Zabriskie Parking Lot

Join the Senior Ministry on this delightful outing to Hillwood Museum and Gardens, featuring a docent-led tour through the mansion.  Wear your walking shoes and enjoy a stroll through the gardens and the gift shop at your leisure. Box lunches with sandwiches, chips, cookie, fruit and water are included:  specify your sandwich choice when you RSVP (turkey, ham & cheese, tuna or veggie).  The $25.00 participation fee is due upon boarding the bus:  make checks to Immanuel Church on the Hill (write “Senior Ministry” in the memo section).  Participation fee for Hillwood members is $10.00.  RSVP by 5/10/17 to Jeannie Cummins at jceconsulting@comcast.net or 703-851-5257.  For information about wheelchair accessibility, contact Jeannie.

PLANNED GIVING SEMINAR & RECEPTION

Saturday, 5/20/17, 4:00 pm, Zabriskie Parish Hall, Immanuel Church on the Hill

The Stewardship and Planned Giving Committee with the Vestry are hosting a seminar on “Creative Planned Giving.” Featured speaker Deal Tompkins has worked over thirty years in planned giving for higher education, healthcare and the United Methodist Foundation.  He now serves as a planned giving consultant to the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.  With his practical advice about the many giving options that can benefit you and your family, Deal will enable you to look at planned giving in a whole new light. Following Deal’s one-hour talk, there will be a reception with wine, soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres for all to thank and celebrate the Zabriskie Society members.  Please RSVP Jennifer Addington in the parish office before May 15, 2017 at 703-370-6555 or jaddington@icoh.net.  

BROWN BAG LUNCH ON “THE FIRST 100 DAYS:  ACCOMPLISHMENTS & CHALLENGES”

Tuesday, 5/23/17, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Zabriskie Parish Hall, Immanuel Church on the Hill

As a life-long political scientist and frequent guest at ICOH, Dr. Desfosses will share her analyses of how well President Trump has done fulfilling many of the goals that he announced during his campaign, and taking on the policy and management challenges awaiting any new president.  She will also discuss challenges particular to the first American president in recent memory to be elected with no political or government experience, and to have triumphed in a campaign with two finalists scoring unheard of negative poll numbers even on the eve of the election.  Expect a lively question and answer format, always a feature of Dr. Desfosses's presentations. Bring your lunch and a friend:  we will supply refreshments and dessert!

 

Community Events

 

SENIOR HEALTH AND FITNESS FAIR

Wednesday, 5/24/17, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Hear local experts talk about the major health issues facing seniors and resources to stay fit and active! PLUS fun cooking and exercise demonstrations, including parkour and line dancing, and free health screenings!   Register for this free event by calling Senior Services of Alexandria at 703 836 4414 ext 110 or atwww.seniorservicesalex.org

 

GOODWIN HOUSE AT HOME AND AT HOME ALEXANDRIA FREE MEDICAL SERIES

Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, 3440 South Jefferson Street, Falls Church 22041

Goodwin House at Home and At Home in Alexandria (AHA) are co-sponsoring a FREE medical series, “You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know.” Valet parking is available and light refreshments. RSVP by calling 703 575 5202 or email athome@goodwinhouse.org. The first session on May 3rd was “Getting the Most Out of Your Doctor’s Visit.” The second session, “Who’s Got Your Back?” is Wednesday, May 17 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. A panel of experts will discuss how to choose a medical advocate, the role of an advocate in helping a patient in the hospital, rehab center, resident living facility or residence in interacting with healthcare providers and what recourse is available if things don’t work out due to medical care. They will also address HIPAA requirements and the importance of Advance Directives and DNR documents.

 

Community Information

 

INOVA ALEXANDRIA'S HOSPITAL ELDER LIFE PROGRAM SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) at Inova Alexandria Hospital strives to improve the hospital experience for older patients who are coping with the stress of illness and disruption of normal routines. HELP seeks volunteers to offer assistance and activities that keep patients mentally and physically active. This extra attention enhances patients’ comfort and helps them maintain their independence while hospitalized. Volunteers visit patients to orient them to the schedule and their environment, provide therapeutic activities (reminiscing, trivia, discussing current events), assist with mobility by accompanying patients on walks or leading range of motion exercises, and assisting with meals by providing encouragement to eat and other feeding support as needed.  HELP provides volunteer training and asks volunteers to commit to at least one, three hour shift for a year or 150 hours of service. For more information about HELP, visit www.hospitalelderlifeprogram.org. To volunteer, contact Josetta Berardi, HELP Specialist, at (703) 504-4485 or Josetta.Berardi@Inova.org.

 

“THE SIX ASSETS OF AGING” BY JEANETTE LEARDI

This ChangingAging.org article comes by way of a member of Immanuel’s Senior Ministry Planning & Advisory Committee. It presents a “strengths-based” view of aging that compliments the natural physical, psychological, social and economic changes we experience over a lifetime: https://changingaging.org/elderhood/the-six-assets-of-aging/?mc_cid=98d3961425&mc_eid=6f28d12833. What assets have you experienced related to aging? What additional assets would you identify beyond those the author presented? Share your thoughts at coffee hour on Sunday!