SAIL, Seniors Active In Life, is a vibrant gathering of older adults who come together at Hope Harbor on Thursday mornings for exercise, games and discussion, music, and seasonal celebrations. A dynamic mix of neighborhood residents and church members provides a welcoming and uplifting community of support and fun. Optional opening devotion at 9:30am.
Hope’s health ministry team is pro-active in informing our congregation of current health related issues, congregational safety and emergency protocols. We conduct a monthly blood pressure clinic and write a monthly health focus article for the Hope newsletter. Some of our team, in partnership with AGE of Central Texas, conduct annual workshops for members and the community on Caregiver Support, Dealing with Dementia, and Balance Exercises for senior citizens which help in leading a more active life. Other workshops are also conducted to meet the needs of the congregation and community.
Hope is partnering with AGE of Central Texas to provide this critically needed ministry to those medically diagnosed with the beginning stages of dementia. Through a variety of activities and experiences, in a caring professional atmosphere, participants receive resources and tools to be proactive in coping with the disease. The weekly meeting is on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 2:30 pm. In addition to providing respite for full-time caregivers, we facilitate a monthly caregiver support group.
As an extension of the national Lutheran Braille Workers, this local effort meets at Hope several times every week to produce and ship Biblical materials for those with sight disabilities. Volunteers from several local congregations find camaraderie and purpose in providing this valuable service.