CARE ~ Navigating the Journey of Aging
CARE (Community Aging Resource Experts) is a non-profit organization that empowers families with the resources and support necessary to enhance the quality of life as they age. CARE will offer a FREE eight-week educational series at Faith Community beginning Sunday, September 17 from 3-4:30 pm. Please note that you are welcome to attend all eight classes, but it is also OK to attend individual classes that apply to your family's personal situation. Questions? Contact .
For more information, click the links below:
- Online Sign-Up Form
- Informational flier with full schedule
- Weekly Fliers
- Week 1 flier - Moving Forward
- Week 2 flier - Retirement/Estate Planning
- Week 3 flier - Healthcare Options in Retirement
- Week 4 flier - Planning the Funeral: Your Way, Your Wishes
- Week 5 flier - Steady As You Go: Preventing falls and Injuries
- Week 6 flier - Safety for Older Adults
- Week 7 flier - Understanding Senior Care and Living Options
- Week 8 flier - Understanding and Responding to Demential-Related Behaviors
Mental Health Classes
“Always Keep Fighting” Mental Health class meets Tuesday evenings in the Parlor from 6:40-7:40 pm. The class will tackle mental health issues, how to cope with them, and how to help those who struggle … even if it's just by being more understanding. In addition, we will touch on other topics and discussion areas. Everyone is welcome! Questions? Contact .
October 3 - OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
- October 10 - Anger: Anger Management and Dealing with People
- October 17 - Addiction
- More classes to come … stay tuned!
Cancer Support Group
The Cancer Support Group meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 5-6 pm in the Parlor. Everyone is encouraged to stay afterwards for the community dinner at Stepping Forward.
The Cancer Support Group is here for you and your loved ones if you are facing cancer or are a caregiver for someone on a cancer journey. We both have cancers and have also been caregivers to family and friends who have faced cancer. We know that the journey can be challenging, and it helps to have others alongside who will support and pray for you. Every cancer journey is different, but support can really help! For more information, please contact Lynne or Larry Hutchinson at
Grief Support Group
Our Grief Support Group meets every Tuesday evening in the Prayer Room from 4:30 - 6 pm. The group will be led by Ann Rogers, and everyone is also invited to stay for dinner afterwards at Stepping Forward. Please join us for this opportunity to find comfort, hope and healing. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Veronica Ellison at
Christian Yoga Classes
Join us every Monday from 12-1 pm in Room 201 (Music Room) for Christian Yoga. This class incorporates scripture, prayer and praise into the exercise routine and helps draw the participant into a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. Gentle movement exercises will consist of standing and chair exercises; floor exercises with mat are optional. Yoga has been shown to improve overall health, decrease stress/anxiety, and reduce pain to help you get in shape and glorify God through Mind, Body and Spirit!
This will be a combined floor/chair exercise class so you can do yoga exercises on your own yoga mat or in a chair (available). Cost is $5 per class. For more information, please contact Veronica Ellison at
Caregivers Support Group
If you help care for another adult, whether or not that person lives in your home, in a nursing home, or in their own home, you are a caregiver. Caregiving for a loved one can leave you frustrated and angry at times. That’s normal -- but you don’t have to go through it alone.
We invite you to join us for our monthly Caregivers Support Group which meets the 1st Monday of every month, from 2-3:30 pm in the Parlor. For more information, please click here.
On Our Own Widow's Support Group
If you are a widow, and would like to get together with other ladies who understand, we meet monthly at 9:30 am on the first Friday of every month at the Original Pancake House at Union Center. Questions? Contact
Faith Community occasionally partners with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to offer different care groups. All classes are FREE and open to the public. Each class also includes a free dinner and childcare.
NOTE: Currently we are not offering any NAMI classes. Please check back later for updates regarding when new classes will be scheduled.
NAMI Family to Family
Do you have a loved one who is affected by anxiety or depression? Do you struggle with communicating with them or how best to support them without enabling them? Family to Family is a 12-week care group for family members who have a loved one experiencing or suspected of having a mental health disorder.
This 6-week class will educate parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or who have already been diagnosed. The class will help you gain an understanding of current treatments and public resources, and teach you how to manage crises, communicate effectively, and advocate for your child's rights at school and in health-care settings. NAMI Basics is offered in a group setting so you can connect with other people dealing with similar issues.
NAMI Family & Friends
NAMI Family & Friends is a 4-hour Informational Seminar that informs and supports people who have loved ones suffering from anxiety or other mental health conditions. Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our free, online Dementia Webinar with Teepa Snow. We trust that the discussion and information shared was comforting and helpful for you and your loved ones.
As a helpful follow-up to the webinar, Teepa's organization makes her PowerPoint presentation available for our webinar participants. Please click the button below to download the information.