People at First Baptist often ask me the question, “How old do I need to be to be considered a senior adult?” Jokingly I would often respond, “About the time you get your AARP card in the mail.” That answer was usually acknowledged with a frown. 🙁 I’ve found over the years that, as folks get older and move into a “mature age,” they are reluctant to identify themselves as a senior adult. I have met many individuals that are distinctly senior adults that I categorize as “Senior Adults in Denial.”
At First Baptist, we have an all-day program named Anchor Fellowship Monday. On that day we have activities like an exercise/fitness class, Bible study, Anchor Choir practice, special guest speakers, lunch, ceramics, and quilting. And occasionally we show a great movie classic and munch on popcorn. Though there are many seniors that come and participate in some or all of these activities, all members and visitors of the church are invited. There’s really something for everyone on Anchor Mondays. And if you are a senior adult in denial, you can always come and assist some of the seniors. Check the worship guide this Sunday or the E-News for details and times … See you there!