Six Months of PrimeTimers

by Suzanne Kirchner & Nancy Daniels on July 3, 2019

PrimeTimers is a new group at St. Margaret's open to any church member over the age of 60 but welcomes anyone to attend any outing or presentation that might be of interest.  We feel that this is a time in life when we are just reaching our prime.  We are a fun-loving group that enjoys fellowship, outings, learning new things to keep us young at heart as well as helping with St. Margaret's outreach programs.  Planning began in 2014, but hit a few delays until we got back on track last year.

Our first get-together was December 2018 with an organizational potluck.  A long list of possible things to do was discussed.  At this meeting our outreach included donations to the BackPack program.

January found us having brunch at Heights Corner Market with about 20 PrimeTimers.  Inclement weather prohibited a February/March meeting. In May, 13 PrimeTimers attended our “How to Stay out of the Nursing Home”.  Along with a healthy potluck there were presentations on chair yoga, the benefits of water aerobics from Shay Fortune and Debby Walter, respectively, and a very informative presentation on nutrition by Robin Reynolds, R.D.

Our most recent outing consisted 22 members from St. Margaret’s and Trinity eating lunch at Watercolor in the Park at Arkansas Arts Center.  The food was very good and service was great thanks to our very own JJ Schreiber who was the staff leader in our private dining room.  After lunch everyone was able to tour the art exhibits at their own pace while some of us chose to sit and visit.

With summer in full swing, we are taking some time off, but will pick back up in September after we have had time to research some more ideas.  Please check out our Facebook page at St. Margaret’s PrimeTimers (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2219484654966263/_

Anyone want to learn to line dance?  Bring a friend.