Lincoln United Methodist Church
Friday, September 22, 2017
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Older Adult Ministry

  
Join us Thursday, October 20th, 2016, at 2:30pm for a free seminar on "Seniors First: Services and Programs."  Our speaker is Jamee Horning, the Executive Director at Seniors First. Seniors First is a non-profit organization that is the "go to" resource for seniors. 
 
Seniors First provides long term support and services to help seniors maintain their independence and thrive. All seniors living in Western Placer County are eligible for services from Seniors First.
 
 Programs offered by Seniors First include: safe and reliable transportation; nutritious meals; adult day care and socialization; friendly visits to the home bound; caregiver support; home modifications and safety repairs; assistance with housing placement; and information and referral resources for seniors.
 
For more information about Seniors First, visit their website at www.seniorsfirst.org.
 
Our seniors seminars are open to all. The topics are for seniors and for those with older loved ones in their lives.
 
This free seminar starts at 2:30pm in the Social Hall at Lincoln United Methodist Church at 629 I Street in Lincoln. Please RSVP to the church office at 916-645-3588 or lincoln.methodist.church@gmail.com
 
All are welcome!  Walk-ins are always welcome, too!
 
 

 
"Examining the Right to Die Law" was a free seminar that we hosted on July 30, 2016, and was organized by Grace Lutheran Church of Lincoln.  The "End of Life Option" Law went into effect in California on June 9, 2016.  Three professionals in the legal, medical and ethical fields discussed this new law within their particular field of expertise. The presenters were: Paul Comiskey, Attorney-at-Law; Michael Mulligan, M.D., Chapa-De Indian Clinic in Auburn; and Margaret McLean, Associate Director and Director of Bioethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University. 
 
See this article published in the Lincoln News Messenger on July 26, 2016,  about this seminar. The article is entitled "Right to Die Law explained at free seminar" and was written by Trina Kleist.
 

 
 
On Wednesday, May 18th, 2016, we held a free seminar on "An Introduction to Healthy Eating."  Our guest speaker was Don Rickgauer of Lincoln who became interested in healthy eating for his own benefit. Don founded the Healthy Eating Club in Sun City Lincoln Hills over 3 1/2 years ago, and the club now has over 150 members.  Don helped educate our attendees about the importance of healthy eating and to improve their relationship with food. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  
photo andy petroOn Thursday, April 21th, 2016, we held a free seminar on "Alive in the Light -- Remembering Eternity."  Andrew Petro of Lincoln was our guest speaker.  
 
Andy Petro died before his 18th birthday and remembers everything that happened to him while he was dead.  He remembers how he felt after dying and going into the Light -- eternity.  His memories of being in the Light are filled with joy, laughter, and unconditional love. 
 
Andy shared some of his memories of his near-death experience and being alive in eternity with our attendees.
 
 
 
 


 
 
On Tuesday, October 13th, we held our fifth free seminar on "Self-Auditing Your Estate Plan."  Juliette Robinson, Esq., of Robertson | Adams Law Firm in Lincoln was our guest speaker.   Juliette's presentation included discussion on these topics, and many more:
 
• Are your Wills, Trusts, etc. up to date?  How do you know?
• How can you tell if your paperwork is current?
• Receive an audit form at the end of the seminar that you can use to check if your estate plan is current and up to date
 
 

 
On Tuesday, July 28th, was our fourth free seminar on "The Aging Journey: Planning for the Aging Experience."  We welcomed back Sharron Spotts, Certified Senior Advisor, who gave a wonderful and informative workshop on dementia and Alzheimer's in April.  This time Sharron's presentation helped our attendees learn how to best help their senior loved ones through the aging journey, and how to make their aging journey safer and more rewarding. This seminar included these topics:
 
• Learn about the societal shift and aging of America
• Find out how to recognize the stages of aging
• How to know if your loved ones need extra help
• Legal and financial measures to have in place
• Why family caregivers need help
• Care options for seniors and how to choose when that time comes


 
On Monday, June 15th, was our third free seminar on "Fraud and Scams"  with Sergeant Craft and Detective Williamson from the City of Lincoln Police Department. Our attendees learned about the various types of scams that are targeting our community and what you can do to protect yourself.  The officers told many stories about scams and fraud that they have seen in our community. 
 
Seniors are often the primary targets of fraud and scams, and this seminar was appropriate for anyone concerned about fraud for their senior loved ones or for themselves.  Thank you to the Lincoln Police Department for this interesting and informative talk!
 

 
On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, we held our second free seminar on “Dementia and Alzheimer's: Understanding Their World.” Our presenter was Sharron Spotts, Certified Senior Advisor® in senior care management.  Sharron stressed that those with dementia are disease victims deserving of respect and dignity. Sharron's informative presentation helped our attendees understand just what dementia is:
 
♦ What Exactly Is Dementia and Its Causes?
♦ How Does Dementia Work?
♦ What Are Some of The Signs of Dementia?
♦ Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease.
♦ Treating Dementia, Including Alzheimer’s  Dementia.
 
 

 
 
On Thursday, March 26, 2015, we held our first free seminar on “Reverse Mortgages: The Good and The Bad.” Our presenter was David Brown, a retired loan officer who worked with reverse mortgages at Wells Fargo Bank. Our attendees heard an unbiased opinion from an experienced loan professional about this type of financing, which is quite different from any other loans. Dave discussed the pros and cons of these complex and confusing loans, and he presented facts, common situations, and additional online references. Many of our attendees stayed for the hot lunch provided by the Senior Cafe.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Older Adult Ministry
 
After our successful series of five seminars in 2015, our Older Adult Ministry is pleased to announce a series of informative and educational seminars in 2016! These free seminars are held at Lincoln United Methodist Church and are funded by a grant from the Beulah Foundation of the California-Nevada United Methodist Women.
 
All are welcome!
 
Walk-ins are always welcome, too!
 
Please join us!
 
Thank you,
Beulah Foundation!
 
 
 
Senior Cafe
 
Senior Cafes are sponsored by Seniors First of Placer County are available at several locations in southern Placer County. Lincoln UMC is one of the many sites. 
 
Senior Cafes provide hot nutritious lunches for seniors 60+. Reservations must be made in advance. Call 916-316-1422.
 
Senior Cafes are a great place to meet new people or join friends for lunch!
 
For more info: