Register and pay for Presby Day Meals and/or Trips here.
“A Ministry with and for Senior Presbyterians of Indiana” - Smock Senior Ministries seeks to enhance the health, education, welfare and happiness of older adults. Following are the activities and services Smock provides:
A monthly gathering of Presbyterian adults and their friends for spiritual growth, education, fellowship, lunch and total life enrichment programs. 10:00am to 1:00pm in McKay Hall. All Presbyterians over 50 and their friends are invited. Reservations by preceding Monday to 260-426-7421 ext 132
March 21 - "Lesser-Known First Ladies 1865-1892" Part II, Post Civil War, presented by Cynthia Thies
Note: Because of Maundy Thursday, the April meeting will be Tuesday, the 16th: "Walk with Me - A Journey through the Hymns of Holy Week" by Dr. Chelsea Vaught"
May 16 - "Joshua Lawrence Chamberlin - The End of It," presented by David Dew
Smock Lifelong Learning Classes:
SMOCK Senior Ministries is offering a fourth opportunity for lifelong learning! This four-class session meets on Tuesdays, April 2, 9 and 30, from 10:30 a.m.—12 noon in Room 303 AND on April 16 from 10:00 - 1:00 p.m. in McKay Hall (in conjunction with Presby Day as the regular Thursday date is Maundy Day). Topics and presenters are as follows:
April 2—Financial and Legal Matters for Senior Adults led by Steve Adair, JD
April 9—Medical Matters for Senior Adults led by Laurie Gonzagowski Satter, FNP, and Dr. Tom Hayhurst, MD
April 16—”Walk with Me”—A Journey through the Hymns of Holy Week and Easter—in conjunction with Presby Day—this session begins at 10:00 a.m.
April 30—Insurance Matters for Senior Adults led by Brent Boersma
Please call the SMOCK office at 426-7421, ext. 132, to reserve your spot for these informative classes. Staying informed and exercising your mind—definitely a way to “Use it or lose it”!
Tours, Trips and Shows:
Day trips, tours and shows for fellowship, education and entertainment. Money is to be turned in 1 month before each trip; please make checks payable to FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH and notate Smock Senior Ministries on the memo line. For more information and to make a reservation, please contact 426-7421 ext. 132.
Thursday, April 4 - “A Simple Sanctuary” - Blue Gate Theater - $55.00 buses leave at 10:00 a.m. lunch at 11:30 a.m.; performance at 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 1 - TINCAPS Game (vs Kane County) at 11:05 - $12.00 walk over at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 14 - Carolyn’s Art Program at the Museum of Art; meet at church at 1:00 p.m. - $6.00 - 30 people total (SMOCK buses)
Wednesday, June 12 - Lunch on Allen County Public Library Plaza with food trucks and concert (11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.); walk over and bring your own chair
Thursday, June 27 - “Singin’ in the Rain” - Wagon Wheel Theatre, Warsaw, IN - $35.00 includes lunch (you pay tip) at the Factory at 11:00 a.m., meet at church at 10:30 a.m. (SMOCK buses)
Thursday, July 11 - “Oklahoma!” - Wagon Wheel Theatre - $35.00 includes lunch (you pay tip) at the Factory at 11:00 a.m., meet at 10:30 a.m. (SMOCK buses)
Tuesday, July 23 - “Rev. Haworth & Carolyn” Trip to Sylvan Lake; meet at church at 10:30 a.m. - 30 people total (SMOCK buses)
Tuesday, August 6 - TINCAPS Game (vs West Michigan) at 12:05 - $12.00 walk over at 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 22 - “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” - Amish Acres - $46.00; meet at church at 10:30 a.m.; performance at 2 p.m. (SMOCK buses)
Thursday, August 1 - Carolyn’s Trip Southwest Honey and lunch at Nine Mile; meet at church at 10:00 a.m. - $5.00 + lunch on your own - 30 people total (SMOCK buses)
Bi-monthly newsletter sent to interested persons.
3B (Body, Brain and Belief):
A life-time fitness class geared toward flexibility, balance and strengthening of those muscles we use every day. 3B classes meet in McKay Hall. All senior adults over 50 years old are invited and welcome. Class limited to 30. Please call 426-7421, ext.131 to sign up. The free classes consist of both men and women (varied in age) and are full of fun, fellowship, and fitness exercises. The focus is holistic, using tried and true physical therapy movements, healthy brain exercises, and encouraging spiritual, emotional, and social experiences in each class gathering. e fitness program of exercise and movement.
Winter 3B Session: Monday & Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30pm (with Walking Club from 1:00-1:25pm) through April 8. (Note: no class Monday, January 21). Instructors: Marj Sapp and Frank Noonan.
Volunteer drivers provide transportation for medical appointments, limited shopping for older Presbyterians and to church worship services.
Cards of Encouragement, Concern and Support
H.E.L.P. (Health Equipment Lending Program):
Basic health care equipment is available for loan to Presbyterians, their families and friends when needed.
Medicare Prescription D:
Trained counselors help seniors choose the best plan.
Hands-on training classes for learning computer programs.
Financial Resources and Planning:
Qualified people assist older adults and middle adults with financial planning, government regulations, long-term care and insurance matters.
Entertaining and thought-provoking productions by First Presbyterian Theater.
Services provided to seniors who are in need.
Frank and Laura Smock, lifetime members of First Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana, left Indiana Presbyterians The Smock Foundation. The Smock Foundation began in 1953 and is the sole provider of funds for The Smock Ministries Program. Smock Senior Ministries began in 1994 under the vision and leadership of two Presbyterian ministers, Rev. Richard Hutchinson and Rev. Dick Craig. Rev. Craig served as the first Executive Director of Smock Senior Ministries, followed by Rev. William Haworth and Mary Lou Roth. Rev. William Haworth is Smock’s current executive director, serving in this role since 2007. Smock Senior Ministries serves the entire State of Indiana Presbyterians with its leadership and resources.