Activities

SAJE Senior Ministry Volunteers and Participants,

It has been decided, based on public health concerns related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), directives from the St. Louis County Department of Public Health, and information from the  CDC that SAJE Senior Ministry will be suspending all services, events and regular activities effective Monday, March 16, 2020. This includes all SAJE activities at St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Episcopal Church of the Advent, St Justin Martyr, St. Thomas/Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, and Concord Trinity United Methodist. There will also be no transportation or in-person services of our Faith Community Nurse, although she will be available for telephone consultations.

Activities and services will resume when the St. Louis County Department of Public Health lifts their restrictions, AND the SAJE Board of Directors and Faith Community Nurse feel that it is safe, and in the best interest of our volunteers and participants.  For more information from the St Louis County Department of Public Health please follow this link, or for information from the CDC follow this link.
We will update our website, Facebook page, twitter when we are back in full swing or if we try some virtual get-togethers. If you have questions or would like someone to chat with please feel free to call Deb, our Faith Community Nurse at 314-484-9940 or Jessica, in the office 314-664-9700

ZumbaGold 

These low impact  workouts combine music and Latin inspired dance moves. Held at Concord Trinity United Methodist Church, 5275 So. Lindbergh 63126(across from the New Fitz’s Root Beer, on Lindbergh next to Ronnies), every Tuesday at 11:30 and held at St. Elizabeth’s gym, 1414 South Sappington Road 63126,  every  Friday at 10:30 AM.

Cost is $3 per class.  Please contact the office at 314-664-9700 or jessica.gerth@sajeseniorministry.org  if you need transportation assistance to this event.

 

Chair Exercises

Held every Monday at St. Elizabeth’s gym, 1414 South Sappington Road 63126,  from 9:30 – 10:30 AM and every Thursday at Advent Episcopal, 9373 Garber Road 63126, from 9:30 – 10:30 AM. Cost is a FREE, Donations are accepted, but not expected.  Please contact the office at 314-664-9700 or jessica.gerth@sajeseniorministry.org  if you need transportation assistance to this event.

 

Chair Yoga 

There will be NO downward dog, and absolutely NO tying your appendages into a pretzel. This class is truly relaxing and energizing!  Held at Concord Trinity United Methodist Church, 5275 So. Lindbergh 63126 (across from the New Fitz’s Root Beer, on Lindbergh next to Ronnies) ,  every Tuesday at 10:30 AM . Cost is $3 per class or FREE with your Silver Sneakers Health Insurance Card.  Please contact the office at 314-664-9700 or jessica.gerth@sajeseniorministry.org  if you need transportation assistance to this event.

 

Cards and Games

Every Thursday, after chair exercises at Advent, 9373 Garber Road 63126, about 10:15 AM, a group gathers in Cafe SAJE  for card games, dominoes and other games.  On the second Thursday of each month, they gather after Lunch and Learn (about 1:00 PM).  All are welcome. Cost is a FREE, Donations are accepted, but not expected. Please contact the office at 314-664-9700 or jessica.gerth@sajeseniorministry.org if you need transportation assistance to this event.

 

Quilting Bee

Quilters of all abilities are invited to join this friendly group of women – no one’s stitches will be removed. Don’t worry if you can’t see to quilt in a straight line, it adds character to the quilt.  Every Monday,  9373 Garber Road 63126, 11:00 AM.   All  are welcome. Bring a sandwich for lunch, and sides will be provided to share.  Cost is a FREE, Donations are accepted, but not expected. Please contact the office at 314-664-9700 or jessica.gerth@sajeseniorministry.org if you need transportation assistance to this event.

 

Pickleball- Beginner

Held at St. Elizabeth of Hungary, 1414 South Sappington Road 63126,  every Monday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, and  every Thursday from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. Beginner lesson is included. All skill levels welcomed and encouraged. Cost is $3 per person. Please contact the office at 314-664-9700 or jessica.gerth@sajeseniorministry.org  if you need transportation assistance to this event.

Pickleball- Beginner+

Held at St. Elizabeth of Hungary, 1414 South Sappington Road 63126,  every Monday from 12:00PM  – 3:00 PM.    This is Pickball for experienced beginners who wish to up their game and competition.  Cost is $3 per person. Please contact the office at 314-664-9700 or jessica.gerth@sajeseniorministry.org  if you need transportation assistance to this event.

 

St Louis County Public Library                           Book Mobile #4

The St Louis County Public Library Book Mobile #4 comes to Church of the Advent, Episcopal Church 9373 Garber Road 63126  from 10:15 AM-11:00 AM every other week.  You can check out books from the selection of rolling shelves that are there, you can return a book, cassette, CD, magazine, or DVD that you borrowed from any of the bookmobiles or any of the libraries. You can pick up books that you have reserved via the St Louis County Public Library web site.  And, If you don’t have a library card, you can attain one through Book Mobile #4 as well!!!!! We are so happy that we have this convenience available. You can find out more information by visiting www.slcl.org or calling 314-994-3300 x 2333. Please contact the office at 314-664-9700 or jessica.gerth@sajeseniorministry.org if you need transportation assistance.

DATES   FOR    2020

March 5     March 19     April 2     April 16*     April 30     May 14*

* denotes a Lunch & Lunch day

 

Monthly Lunch & Learn

These monthly events combine a tasty lunch with information every older adult should know. Held every second Thursday of the month at Church of the Advent,  Episcopal Church 9373 Garber Road 63126, at 10:45 AM. Cost is a FREE, Donations are accepted, but not expected.  Please contact the office at 314-664-9700 or jessica.gerth@sajeseniorministry.org if you need transportation assistance to this event.

Upcoming Lunch  & Learn topics are

 Thursday, February 13, 2020

No Birds Just Bees with Jane, for the month of Love

Jane Sueme, St. Louis’s very own Queen Bee of Isabee’s and too many Bee Associations to list, will be with us to share her knowledge and passion for our friendly fuzzy flying friends. She will also share with us what we can do as a community, to assist in maintaining the health and growth of this crucial link in the food chain.

Thursday March 12, 2020

Sharity Charity

Charity Sharity has been called the most unique “green” organization in the country, keeping 15-20 tons of supplies out of the landfill every year!  They collect fabric, yarn, and some craft supplies from people who no longer want them and give them free of charge to individuals and groups who use the goods in the service of others.    Almost 300 individuals, volunteer groups and sewing circles receive fabric and other supplies from us for the benefit of the military, schools, hospitals, shelters, and others who deserve care, comfort, and even life-saving efforts.  You will be amazed at the scope and huge volume of work and you will come away inspired by all of the good being done! This is followed by a homemade soup and salad lunch and yummy homemade desserts at noon.

******* NOTICE 3RD THURSDAY ********Thursday April  16, 2020

SAJE IS 10 YEARS OLD, the very first Lunch & Learn was held on Thursday, April 15, 2010 and here we are 10 years later and over 120 Lunch & Learns later still going strong. Please join us for a celebration of SAJE!!!! We will walk through the SAJE timeline and have our AMAZING volunteers here to share their SAJE story with us. When the celebration is complete, please join us for a celebratory meal followed by cards and Mexican Train Dominoes

Thursday May 14,  2020

TBD…..

 

Monthly Movie Matinee

Held at St Thomas/Holy Spirit, 3980 South Lindbergh Blvd 63127.  Beverages and popcorn served in  the toasty warmth. The movie starts at 1:00 pm. Cost is a FREE, Donations are accepted, but not expected. Please contact the office at 314-664-9700 or jessica.gerth@sajeseniorministry.org if you need transportation assistance to this event.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Ladies in Lavender –  Rated-PG13   2004     Comedy/Drama/Romance/Music  – Run-time: 1 hour 44 minutes

Aging spinster sisters Ursula (Judi Dench) and Janet (Maggie Smith) discover a young man (Daniel Bruhl) near death on the beach by their home in a small Cornish fishing village. Taking he in they discover that his name is Andrea, and he is a gifted violinist from Krakow, Poland, who had been swept off an ocean liner on which he was sailing to a fresh start in America. Starring – Judi Dench, Maggie Smith & Daniel Bruhl

 

MONTHLY BINGO

Bring your favorite BINGO tchotchke… SAJE has BINGO and prizes !!!!  Held on the LAST Thursday of the month at Church of the Advent,  Episcopal Church 9373 Garber Road 63126, at 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Cost is a FREE, Donations are accepted, but not expected. Please contact the office at 314-664-9700  if you need transportation assistance to this event.

April 30     May 28     June 25     July 30     August 27     September 24     October 29

TBD about November & December 2020

 

SAJE Mini Day Trips

A SAJE organized Mini Day Trip around St Louis City and St Louis County. For the most part these will take place the 3rd Wednesday of the month, be sure to verify dates, as some activities and events can only happen on certain days, and be of minimal cost. Please be sure to RSVP, as some events require the purchase of tickets. All Mini Day trips will meet at St Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church prior to departing.

MARCH    SAJE MINI DAY TRIP CANCELED – POSSIBLY RESCHEDULE TO A LATER DATE

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 18, 2020, for a morning at the Sophia M Sachs Butterfly House, at Faust Park. We will have bus transportaion from St. Elizabeth’s upper parking lot at 10:00 AM.  Lunch will be at Spiro’s on North Woods Mill Road in Chesterfield.
RSVP required to  Mary by Wednesday, March 11, 314-822-4736 or chubbmande@aol.com.


What: Sophia M Sachs Butterfly House

When:

Where: 10:00 AM, St Elizabeth’s upper parking lot for bus transportation

RSVP:

COST: $4.00 for tour and $5.00 for Bus transportation donation. PLEASE HAVE EXACT CHANGE. Lunch cost is individual purchase

 

APRIL SAJE MINI DAY TRIP CANCELED – POSSIBLY RESCHEDULE TO A LATER DATE

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 18, 2020, for a morning at the Sophia M Sachs Butterfly House, at Faust Park. We will have bus transportation from St. Elizabeth’s upper parking lot at 10:00 AM.  Lunch will be at Pietro’s on Watson Road on the way home.
RSVP required to  Mary by Wednesday, March 25, 314-822-4736 or chubbmande@aol.com.


What: DaVinci-The Exhibition at the St Louis Science Center

When:

Where: 10:00 AM, St Elizabeth’s upper parking lot for carpool, Bus transportation is not set as of yet.

RSVP:

COST: $8.95 for senior group admission; lunch cost is individual purchase

Please let Mary know if you have any ideas or special requests, you can reach her at  314-822-4736 or email  chubbmande@aol.com .

 

 

 

If you have any suggestions for a topic for lunch and learn, or other requests, we WANT to hear from you. Please feel free to call Jessica at 314-664-9700 or email her at jessica.gerth@sajeseniorministry.org

 

Please contact the office at 314-664-9700 or jessica.gerth@sajeseniorministry.org if you need transportation assistance to any of our events.