Although our main focus at this time is the Adult Day
Care, where persons with disabilities can be cared for
on a daily basis. St Mary Magdalen has an active Elder
Some responsibilities in this ministry:
- Establish good lines of
communication with the parish clergy, pastoral ministers
and leaders of service and social groups in parish and
- To be a resource for elder
parishioners and their families.
- To promote inclusion of elder
parishioners in parish life and ministry.
- To be an advocate for the
frail and at risk elderly.
How do we do this:
- Ministry to the Sick,
ministers visit seniors that are in hospitals, nursing
homes and in homes often.
- Offer opportunities for
activities – Wednesday Seniors meet every week in the
parish Annex where they take part in activities, food
and most of all fellowship. (Do not meet during the
- Parish Bulletin has
information that might be missed by the senior. Examples
Pneumonia season is not over!
A new report from the Infectious
Disease Society of America has found the millions of
older adults go without the Pneumonia vaccination.
The CDC recommends everyone 65-plus be vaccinated,
although the shot does not work for every type of
pneumonia, the vaccination “represents a terrific
opportunity for prevention.
If you have received a pneumonia shot before the age of
65, check with your doctor to find out whether you need
a second shot. Information from the AARP Modern Maturity Magazine.
Special Needs - Disaster Preparedness
If you or a neighbor has a physical special need
Seminole County Dept of Public Safety has a special
needs program that in the case of a Disaster of any form
they will assist a special needs person with evacuation
to a special needs shelter. To be assisted in this way,
Seminole County needs to have the proper information.
This service is free! If you have not already registered
for this service, a Registration form is available in
the Church Ministry Room or the Church office. Or call
Rosemary Kazyk @407-831-1212, ext 223.
If you or an older adult who you know is
being abused, neglected, or exploited, call the Florida
Abuse Hotline at: 1-800-962-2873. Do not
confront the abuser. Call 9-1-1, if there is an
To report fraud dial: 1-800-378-0445
Quick number to call to get information and assistance:
211. Community Resource provided by United Way.
Watch the bulletin for other information.
Through our Time and Talent Stewardship Ministry, elders
can offer their services in numerous areas
such as: Being a Prayer Warrior, a Bulletin stuffer or a
Dial a Smile Caller. A new Ministry is being formed to help not only our
elder parishioners but the parish community as a whole.
See Health & Wellness page for additional information.