The Goldies – Senior Citizen (Club)
Purpose of the Group
To build community support.
To create an awareness of Positive aging and a platform for promoting self reliance.
Aging as a Success
Be Bolder as we grow older!
President - Clarissa Barrett - firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary - Olivia Francis - email@example.com
Treasurer - Chandan D'Souza - firstname.lastname@example.org
International Women's Day Celebration 2023
Our Goldies planned an overnight trip to Don Bosco, Lonavala on 7th, 8th March 2023.
Our experience of the same is given below:-
Well organized trip. We really enjoyed being together in our Lenten pilgrimage. Perfect weather to suit all of us. Felt truly blessed. We were indeed the chosen ones.
The weather was awesome the stay very comfortable food delicious and above all it was a beautiful experience We had very inspiring homilies with time to mediate pray and play Thanks All for the good company and comediarie.
Loved my Lonavala trip. Spiritual and enjoyable.
I, really had a great time with all of you. Feeling so Blessed meeting new people seeing new places, over all a wonderful experience.
Only one thing comes to my mind is "Thank you Thank you Jesus".
For me it was an awesome experience
To just relax and Be.
It was a perfect blend of balanced activities to rejuvenate body mind n soul.
4th December 2022, was our Christmas party.
A Thanksgiving Mass was attended by us followed by a fun filled evening with the arrival of Santa and his suprise gifts.
It was in June 2022, Fr. Mario met up with our Team (reps. from each c'ty) encouraged us to arrange activities for the Seniors of our Parish. And from the community fund would sponsor a snack at Rs50/= per month.
We decided to start with the most popular game, Housie.
30th June 2023, braving the rain , we had 40 of our Senior's enroll. And since then we have arranged this game twice a month, till date. And do plan to carry this on. We have on an average 50 who enroll.
We have encouraged those participating to also celebrate their Birthday by sharing their goodness and goodies! And it's amazing how many have done so. Guess we become an extended family for fun and fellowship.
After the game we have an activity....laughter session, brain gym, mind body
movement, to ensure we are flexible to attend the next Housie!
Dr. Margaret Miranda for 'The
Family Day' , on 24th June 2022, accompanied some of our Seniors on the guitar in singing a couple of Theme pieces.....We are Happy Christians, etc.
Mervyn Barrett accompanied
us on the guitar for Vianney Sunday and a band of Seniors belted popular Oldies with tapping feet around.
On the first Friday in August we conducted the Holy half hour.
On 28th September we enjoyed a picnic to Uttan - Cigad.
28 of us returned safely by bus after a jolly good time.