September News from Senior New Ways

September 11, 2008

Talk about Outreach!!

September, October, and November will be extremely busy outreach months for Senior New Ways, including:
·         Angels on Call/Friendly Visitors training at FUMC San Rafael, Sept. 13 for anyone interested in coming – especially from the Golden Gate and Bay View UMC districts.
·         Exhibit table at the Falls Prevention Week kickoff event in Grass Valley on Sept. 21.
·         Speaking to the seniors of Japantown about Ministry with Older Adults at Yuen-Kai Center Sept. 27, before hosting the annual SNW Garden Party fundraising event that evening.

·         Co-sponsorship of the Diverse Healing Practices that Support Healthy Aging workshop, to be held at Sunnyview Retirement Community in Cupertino, Oct. 4, 8:30-3 p.m.

·         Alzheimer’s Memory Walk on Treasure Island Oct. 11. All readers are urged to support this walk!

·         Preaching on Elders as Earth Advocates and Partners with Youth, at Wesley UMC, Palo Alto, on Oct. 5 and at Grace UMC, Yuba City on Oct. 12.
·         Teaching various of the 43 possible Coming Fully Alive classes in Sonoma, Los Altos, Yuba City, Redding, Millbrae, Lower Lake (Clearlake), Paradise, Walnut Creek, Santa Rosa, Castro Valley, and Nevada City – the last of which will be advertised on SNW’s weekly TV program and in a radio interview for Nevada County Radio.
·         Speaking to 55 hospice volunteers in Redding on Restoration 101: Cultivating Joy.
In addition, Senior New Ways is continuing monthly programs at Mercy McMahon Terrace Assisted Living in Sacramento, while locating more Assisted Living sites all over Northern California; networking with folks met at American Society on Aging West in early September, with the net result of developing sites in Concord, San Francisco, and possibly Ukiah; becoming more involved with the Insight Meditation Centers (Buddhist) of Redwood City and Spirit Rock, partly because of their work in Neuroscience and Meditation; partnering with some Unitarian churches that are working hard at ministry for the Earth(see; and working with a psychologist at Soledad Prison who will teach the Coming Fully Alive as You Age DVD kit to small groups of men serving life sentences!
Now, that’s outreach! Senior New Ways thanks you for your support of all these efforts. For more information on any of these groups, contact Judith Pruess-Mellow of Senior New Ways at 650-209-1119 or, or visit Download program and events calendar here.
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