VITALity OFFERS NEW LIFE

PARISH SENIOR SOCIAL DAY MINISTRIES

St. Simon Stock opened the doors to its new Senior Center with a blessing from their pastor, Reverend James Dabrowski.

Senior Groups / Day Centers

Parish Senior Social Day Ministries serve to provide our aging community with a place to gather and share fellowship.  VITALity supports these parish ministries to help seniors stay healthy, independent and socially engaged.  Our parish based senior ministries offer a wide variety of activities including/ daily continental breakfast and nutritious lunch, health and wellness activities, social and recreational activities, spiritual enrichment, intergenerational activities and educational health presentations.  Older adults who attend parish based senior ministries experience measurable improvements in their physical, social, spiritual, emotional and mental well-being.  Parish Senior Ministries prevent individuals from isolation and loneliness and allows members to remain independent ot live LIFE TO THE FULLEST.

We were pleased to announce in September of 2018 the opening of Prime Timers at Church of the Incarnation in Mantua, adding this as the third such Senior Ministry Center in the diocese.

Members of the Renaissance Center at St. Andrew the Apostle got some help with their Smart phones from the parish’s Youth Group.

Senior Health & Well-Being
Membership Program:  Life to the Fullest
Our “Life to the Fullest” membership program is free and enrollment is open to all South Jersey residents age 65 and over.  As an active member you can request important health topics, spiritual enrichment and lifestyle information.  In addition, you will receive our quarterly newsletter with upcoming diocesan events, health tips and information about VITALity programs.  This allows members to stay engaged and connected with VITALity, their parishes and the entire diocese.

During 2018 our staff visited multiple locations including parish based senior clubs, parish staff members, senior community centers, health fairs and senior housing residences, to provide health education and to inform them of the free resources VITALity provides to the community.  Through these visits we have encountered over 5000 community members and increased our membership enrollment to nearly 12 members.

2018 YEAR IN REVIEW                                                                           

Building Health Awareness

VITALity Presentations were made to 30 Senior Groups or Senior Communities

VITALity Participated in 12 Senior Health Fairs

5000 Community Members were Encountered from Presentations and Health Fairs


Senior Social Day Centers

Father Tim Byerley and Bobbie Bradley of St. Peter’s Senior Ministry

The Renaissance Center Senior Ministry
St. Andrew the Apostle, Gibbsboro
70 Members
2,128 Annual Visits

St. Peter Senior Ministry Center
St. Peter Church, Merchantville
306 Members
4,080 Annual Visits

Prime Timers
Church of the Incarnation, Mantua
Since September 2018
62 Members
298 Visits

Building Community
“Life to the Fullest” Membership grew to nearly 1200 members

Seniors from St. Peter’s Senior Ministry singing “JOY”.

“This is  time to develop meaningful relationships with people within my own age group and interests.  I like sharing my talents and experiences with other members of the group, and in turn they share their interests and experiences with me.”