Older Adult

The eXtra Years of Zest group is open to anyone 50 and older (or younger) who enjoy getting together for various activities that include visiting museums, historical places, the local zoo and Botanical gardens, movies, summer parties, arts & crafts, educational events and activities that promote spiritual and physical health. Events are updated on the website, as well as the XYZ bulletin board by the mailboxes on the administration wing of the church. We are happy to pick-up folks who cannot drive or no longer like to drive. Suggestions for activities are always appreciated. Please contact Lisa Cross, Lay Pastor for Older Adult Ministries for questions.

The XYZs are a senior adult group at St. Andrew, with Lisa Cross as the leader/organizer. Contact Lisa to suggest an outing/activity.

Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, February 1 – leave St Andrew at 10:30 a.m. to travel to Smithfield for a tour of an historic home and more.  At 12:30, we'll go to the Smithfield Station for lunch.  Since it is Smithfield Restaurant Week, menu items are $15, not including tax, beverage, or tip.   Please sign up by emailing Lisa Cross at the email Lay Pastor button below, or sign up at church on the XYZ bulletin board.

Sunday, February 10 - Pastor Gillian with be the Communion Officiant  at the Celtic Service held monthly at First Presbyterian Church in Hampton.  We will leave St. Andrew at 4:45 for the 5:30 service.  Afterwards, we plan on eating supper together at a restaurant chosen once we have the number of folks who plan on attending.  Please sign up by emailing Lisa Cross at the email Lay Pastor button below, or sign up at church on the XYZ bulletin board.

February 25, March 25, April 29 - Monumental Methodist Church Noonday Concert Series - Concerts begin at noon and a $5 lunch follows each performance.  Carpooling suggested.  Please, as always, email Lisa Cross at the Lay Pastor button below, or sign up at the church on the XYZ bulletin board.

  • February 25:  Bruce Frazier - tenor/recorder
  • March 25 - Bonnie Parker - flute
  • April 29 - Tapestry Handbell Ensemble

Wednesday, March 6, from 9-2 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, come join us for workshops, lots of freebies and resources, box lunch, and a keynote address from Sister Madonna Buder, "The Iron Nun" (born in 1930). This event, which is in its 37th year, is sponsored by the Peninsula Agency on Aging.  Download the event flyer here:  /sites/default/files/2019-Forum-Flyer-FINAL.pdf.

In order to participate in the workshops you are interested in and to get a lunch ticket, registration is required before February 15. Cost is $5 before and $10 after February 15. 

The registration form with extra copies will be posted on the XYZ bulletin board near the mail boxes.  If there are no more registration  forms, take the posted one down and make a copy in the office. OR go online and register and get more information at www.paainc.org.

Sign up sheets will be put up after February 15 to coordinate leaving times with those who have signed up for specific workshops. 

Suggestions for XYZ outings/events? Talk with Lisa Cross or put suggestions in her mailbox in the office

Older Adult Events

Noonday Concert Series - Monumental Methodist Church

Bruce Frazier - tenor/recorder

$5 lunch will follow

Carpooling suggested

XYZ's (Extra Years of Zest - Senior Adult Group) attend Community Forum on Aging

On Wednesday, March 6, from 9-2 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, come jo

Noonday Concert Series - Monumental Methodist Church

Bonnie Parker - flute

$5 lunch will follow

Carpooling suggested

Noonday Concert Series - Monumental Methodist Church

Tapestry Handbell Ensemble

$5 lunch will follow

Carpooling suggested

Outside services for Seniors

www.aarp.org - a very comprehensive site for those over 50

www.ncoa.org  - national coalition on aging

www.ssseva.org  - Senior Services of SE Virginia has public programs, events and tips for living

www.pdc.edu/workforce-development/encore-learning - college classes for seniors

https://www.roadscholar.org  - tours with other “older adults” in USA and abroad

nihseniorhealth.gov - National Institute of Health for seniors health

www.seniornavigator.org – sign up for emails to your inbox

www.nia.nih.gov/health - health and wellness program called GO4life   

www.poamn.org – Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries network

www.seniornavigator.org

www.caregivinginnovations.org

www.caring.com