SENIOR EDUCATION MINISTRIES PROGRAMS

 

 

Art for my Heart™

Art for MY Heart™ Program (weekly) Just as an artist raises his/her thumb to bring the subject into focus and perspective, this art program will bring YOUR memories into focus to create an artistic masterpiece to bring YOU peace and restore joy.

Dine with a doc ®

Dine with a Doc®, (monthly)-Variety of dates based on locations in Indiana and Illinois. www.dinewithadoc.com for all available dates and locations.   Average attendance varies based on location.

Purple Harp®

The Purple Harp®  (therapeutic music program for Veterans) to help veterans, who have served and now live with PTSD, anxiety, stress, and/or depression, to alleviate their symptoms by introducing them to therapeutic music. In many cases therapeutic music has been shown to improve symptoms of depression and anxiety while also improving the individual’s outlook on life.

I Like To Move It Dance Fitness Exercise Program

I LIKE TO MOVE IT dance fitness exercise program- traditional aerobic movements involving all aspects of physical, cognitive, emotional, and psychological functionality, stimulating the body's natural physical and emotional healing processes with the powerful beat & rhythm of drumming an exercise ball with drumsticks to music lets participants exercise to the beat of their own drums. Therapeutic group drumming (as a wellness tool) has been proven to decrease depression, anxiety, and stress; boost immune system functioning; and benefit physical health.

Last will and testimony

Last Will and Testimony is a 4-part program designed to provide resources so one can make informed choices regarding long range planning and enhance their quality of life.  This is a semi-annual program.

  • Attorney, Funeral Home, Soc. Security Adm., VA, Health Care, Pastor, etc. presenters are needed to donate their time to do a talk with seniors for this all day program to ensure quality of life for 2nd half of life and post-life.
  • Business sponsors are needed to provide meal for 30 attendees + 15 presenters.  You would bring food plus paper products.  Business sponsor provides a lunch meal in exchange for promoting business x 20 min. 

Mingle with the Mayor (Terre Haute)

Mingle with the Mayor is a monthly opportunity for general public to meet and mingle with the mayor. Each month a business sponsors the coffee and pie.  Business sponsors are needed. Attendance varies based on month of sponsorship and location.

  • In Terre Haute, the program takes place on Third Thursday @ Grand Traverse Pie Company from 2p-3p. 

Passion in the park

 Passion in the Park is a FREE live interactive non-denominational community performed “walking” drama of the Easter Story. It is open to everyone in the community and is Free of charge. The actors are volunteers who have collaboratively come together, from Terre Haute and neighboring communities, as one brotherhood for the purpose of sharing the message of God's son, Jesus Christ. This drama interactively walks you, the participant from the time when Jesus walked this earth through the events that led up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It captures the intense emotional journey made by the disciples and the awe-struck men and women who witnessed His teaching, His miracles, His suffering, and His triumphant resurrection as you are led from scene to scene experiencing it for yourselves accompanied by a guide.  Dates will be Maundy Thursday April 18, Good Friday April19, April 20 and Easter Sunday April 21.   Performances 6pm, 7pm and 8pm at Fairbanks Park.

Teddy bear picnic

Research has found that teddy bears can help people with Alzheimer's disease interact and communicate with others. Teddy bears have been known to stimulate memories and improve communications with others and overall improves the quality of life for the Alzheimer patient and their families.The “Teddy Bear Picnic" was created to provide the opportunity for our community to be heroes and enhance the quality of life for those afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease.

The “Teddy Bear Picnic" was created to provide the opportunity for our community to be heroes and enhance the quality of life for those afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease. It is requested to bring a teddy bear as a gift for an Alzheimer’s patient when you attend the picnic which will be a friend to someone who needs a special friend to hang onto.

Businesses may also donate teddy bears on behalf of thier organization to benefit the Alzheimer's patients at various facilities. In advance, on behalf of those who can't thank you personally---Thank you for making a difference!

Signing for the savior

A weekly class led by Patty and Greg Christy with the goal of showing you how you can immediately find joy in your life by raising your hands to praise and glorify God.

Worship is God enjoying us enjoying God!

  • The Bible tells us that we are to use musical instruments and singing
  • We are to offer up praise and worship with shouts of joy
  • We are to praise and worship in the assembly and by ourselves

Coffee with a Cop -Dates for 2019 to be determined--Stay tuned

Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in the Vigo County neighborhoods. The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies, or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.

Scam and fraud education (S.A.F.E. program-Date to be announced