senior adults

Finding balance in your everyday life is a challenge; from family commitments to personal relationships, we often find ourselves being stretched-thin, offering only our leftovers to God. Instead, let us fix our attention on God and be radically changed from the inside-out.

 

Our Senior Adults are active in a variety of  balanced opportunities including:

senior life groups: We have several options for Sunday life groups, including co-ed and ladies​ groups​, as well as life-stages for ​e​mpty-​n​esters, ​r​etired, and older seniors. Our life groups meet for Bible studyfellowship, and various service opportunities. click here to get connected!

 

seasonal luncheons: Enjoy a wonderful time filled with guest speakers, music, and great food!​ Our events are themed to the season such as Valentine's Day, Patriotic holidays, and Christmas!

 

bus trips & day trips: ​Embark on a new adventure with some of your fun-loving friends! Past trips​ include​ ​the Amish country, ​Washington DC's Museum of the Bible, and touring New York City. We also ​travel to the annual "Jubilee" Conference in Tennessee, as well as some planned day trips like to the Billy Graham Library or go on a lake cruise.

 

senior adult choir: ​If you have a heart for music and love to sing, join Pastor Robert Bresch as he leads us  in an uplifting time of song! In order to prepare for Sunday's worship, we practice on Wednesdays in the sanctuary at 4:00pm. join us and let's "Make a joyful noise!"

RESOURCES for SENIORS

Here are some links and phone numbers for Senior Adults with trusted local partners with resources which provide help customized for Senior Adults in the Durham, NC community.

 

Baptist Aging Ministry of North Carolina (NCBAM):The mission of NCBAM is to provide "help for the journey" to individuals 65+ in ways that help them maintain their independence and enjoy quality of life.  If you would like more information, or to volunteer, please call: 877-506-2226 or visit http://www.ncbam.org

The One Hope Phone Line: Lonely or Isolated?  Need Prayer?  One Hope is a dedicated outreach of NCBAM that provides a spiritual response to social isolation and loneliness among older North Carolinians.  Trained, Friendly Counselors are available daily 9:00 am to 9:00 pm EST.  The number is

866-578-4673

PayingForSeniorCare.com:  helps the elderly and their families fully understand the cost of long term care and the programs that can provide financial support. They have an online database of tools, references, and articles that cover topics like available care options, and free resources that are available in Durham. You can review these guides here:

                                          https://www.payingforseniorcare.com/north-carolina/durham

                                     https://www.payingforseniorcare.com/longtermcare/resources.html

Handicap Ramp Requests:  Reduced mobility and the lack of a safe way to exit a home leave many frail adults trapped. This enforced isolation can lead to loneliness, depression and other adverse health effects. Healthcare professionals link the effects of social isolation and loneliness with high blood pressure, depression, cognitive decline, and a 30% increased risk of premature death. Wheelchair ramps provide the road to hope! They improve quality of life for those who rely on wheelchairs or walkers, or who have difficulty navigating steps. Ramps also reduce fall risk and allow easier and more frequent access to church, healthcare, and social activities. Our Grey Stone Disaster Relief Team can assist with a local Ramp Build for a reduced cost of materials and Free Labor. Contact Pastor Randall to schedule a site visit and Ramp Build from our team.  Call 919-354-6169 or email Pastor Randall at (Randall@gsdurham.com)

 

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