SAGES Ministry began as a group of senior SJA members who had retired or were nearing retirement and wanted to explore ways in which the collective wisdom gained by life experience might be shared with the wider SJA community and other seniors. The SAGES Coordinating Committee meets monthly to share learning, spiritual growth and to plan programs that benefit the SJA community. We work together and provide opportunities to share wisdom across generations and connect people who share similar values and also expand our collaboration with other ministries.
SAGES sponsors/presents workshops, retreats and opportunities for folks to gather, listen and talk. We are particularly proud of our Life Planning series, held each spring, with programs related to health, finances, and funeral planning. Watch the SJA Web site and bulletin for more news about SAGES programs and events.
WHAT'S NEW FOR MEDICARE 2020: Saturday, October 26, 10am-Noon
Open enrollment for Medicare is October 15-December 7. If you are enrolling in Medicare for the first time, come to learn the basics. If you are currently enrolled, come to review your plan and learn more. The speaker is from Minnesota Senior LinkAge Line. This is not a sales presentation. This is a SAGES workshop and is free and open to all! Hospitality Hall.
2nd Monday Dialogues: Conversation Among Friends
Our newest initiative to bring people together for friendly conversation and coffee. Dialogues will be held in Hospitality Hall from 1:30-3:30pm on the 2nd Monday of the month, September-May. Our hope is that it leads to fruitful conversation and ways to meet new people. We invite you and anyone you know; everyone is welcome.
November 11: Gentle Transitions for Seniors-Speaker is Jill Freeman, Senior Move Specialist and Professional Sorter with Gentle Transitions. Jill will be presenting educational tips to help those considering an upcoming move or who would just like to declutter for the future.
December 9: Our speaker will be Justin Fasching, “A Travelers guide to Spiritual Ecology”.
Special Senior Luncheons:
Christmas is Thursday, December 12; mass at 11:30, lunch to follow in Hospitality Hall
St. Patrick’s Day is Tuesday, March 17th; mass as 11:30, lunch to follow in Hospitality Hall.
LIFE TRANSITIONS WORKSHOPS:
All sessions will be from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in Hospitality Hall
Wednesday, April 29 - Estate Planning (Trusts, Power of Attorney, Probate , etc)
Wednesday, May 6 - Honoring Choices
Wednesday, May 13 - Hospice & Palliative Care
Wednesday, May 20 - Funeral Planning
We encourage your participation, comments, questions and suggestions: contact cmanns [at] stjoan.com (subject: SAGES) (Cynthia Bailey Manns).
Please check the calendar for upcoming events sponsored by the SAGES.