Who Are We?
The Senior Adult Ministry is for adults age 55 and above.
They are an active group that enjoys many opportunities to gather and fellowship. They have a meeting on the second Saturday of each month where they share a potluck meal and enjoy some type of entertainment. We have at least one group excursion planned per month- it may be a local restaurant, it may be a 10-day cruise. Whatever it is, the excursion will be interesting and enjoyable. There are also many other opportunities to fellowship each and every month, so we encourage you to take time to look at our upcoming activities in our newsletter, and come to as many as you'd like!
What Are Our Goals?
There is a great need for the Senior Adult Ministry. Not only are people living longer, they are enjoying living longer. Today’s seniors realize that retirement doesn’t necessarily mean the “rocking chair.” Modern seniors want to remain useful, active, to continue learning and growing personally, and to be valuable members of their community and church.
The Senior Adult Ministry, for adults 55 years old and up, began at Parkside in 1996. Since that time, the foundational goals of that ministry have remained strong: To provide many opportunities for Senior Adults to be actively committed to and involved in worship, maturity, ministry, evangelism, missions, and fellowship.
We want them to know that! The life of every Senior Adult has value. This is what the Senior Adult Ministry at Parkside is all about.
Come and hear Doc Gibbs at the Senior Adults’ potluck/program night. Doc is a multitalented entertainer– a singer, pianist, comedian, impressionist, songwriter and author. His popular variety one-man show has been a favorite of audiences around the globe – including England, Russia, China, New Zealand, West Africa, the Caribbean, and cruise ships. Bring a meat, vegetable, salad, or dessert dish- you won't want to miss the chance to experience this event on October 9th. The meal begins at 5:00 PM and the program starts at 5:45!
By 2050, estimates say that the state’s senior population will increase to approximately 17.4%, which is well below the 20% predicted nationwide. However, with 5.9 million seniors projected to live in Texas by 2030, senior living facilities will undoubtedly become an increasingly attractive option for those seeking senior care.
Even with more affordable options for senior living, many seniors may struggle to pay for needed care. Fortunately, a variety of programs exist that may reduce these expenses. This guide offers information about the cost of senior living in Texas, possible financing options, and agencies and programs in the state that offer support for seniors.
Our Senior Adult ministry has several outreach programs. Our members use them to spread the Name of the Lord amongst our community in a real, tangible way.
Members in nursing homes and homebound members are remembered with visits and special treats on holidays. Members receive visits and flowers on their 90th birthday.
Bibles for Babies
This ministry visits new parents in the church family and delivers a babies first bible to the family. This helps us make connections with new families we may not have known before!
How Do I Join?
Anyone 55 years old and above is already a part of the senior adult ministry, so there is nothing to “join.” There are no dues! No fees! No registration! And no obligatory meetings! Just choose what you want to take part in, then come and have fun.
Medicare in Texas
Medicare in Texas helps guide seniors through all of the available Medicare plan options and provides a list of helpful community organizations across Texas that can further support seniors with choosing a plan that meets their financial and medical needs. If interested click HERE!