Modest Facelift Brings Elder Friends 2Gether Again
WOODBURY (Minn.) – Following a brief hiatus to evaluate its programming, Woodbury’s longest running senior program is back and better than ever.
For more than 20 years area churches have joined forces with Trinity Presbyterian Church to offer a once-a-week, free, ecumenical program for seniors in South Washington County.
The rejuvenated program to be known as, Elder Friends 2Gether, builds on its history of offering participants and volunteers stimulating programming, as well as opportunities to develop friendships with peers.
“The new name is merely a reflection of what lives at the heart of our program, and that is the genuine, meaningful way in which our program brings people together,” said Joe Pendal, program coordinator. “While there are residential facilities that provide a host of activities for residents, and there exist other day programs, the one thing that we have always enjoyed is the sense of friendship and connection that comes from getting out of the day-to-day living arrangement to meet others.”
Elder Friends 2Gether kicks-off its new programming on Thursday, February 14 with a special Valentine’s Day Celebration, which celebrates the love we all have to share with others. Part of the celebration will include an adaptation of the old TV Game Show, The Dating Game.
WHO: All Seniors and All Who Care About Seniors
WHAT: Grand Re-Opening of Elder Friends 2Gether (Valentine’s Day Celebration)
WHEN: Thursday, February 14, 2013 … 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2125 Tower Dr., Woodbury
COST: FREE and Open to the Public
The new program will also include a senior-friendly exercise period, an ecumenical devotional led by a local minister, and lunch.
PLEASE NOTE: all attendees must bring their own bag lunch, coffee and water will be provided. Additionally, attendees must be independent in terms of bathroom needs and taking medication.
Elder Friends 2Gether is an all-volunteer operation with no trained medical or health care personnel available.
For additional information, please call Dee Lindblom, 651-738-0045