The Magnet: Senior Program Newsletter
Westminster’s Third Age ministry presents forums for people 55+ years. However, everyone, of any age, is welcome to attend the forums or join the planning committee.
The name “Third Age” comes from the idea that life consists of a few phases. The First Age is youth – a time to grow and learn. The Second Age is when time and energy are spent raising a family and/or building a career. The Third Age is when there are often fewer commitments and more flexibility in schedules. A time to study, travel, volunteer, enjoy hobbies and other opportunities.
Third Age is the period of life that is our focus–creating programs for Westminster’s Third Agers to thrive intellectually, socially, physically, and spiritually. We recognize that it is critical for people at this point in life to stay engaged, have social contacts, and a sense of purpose.
Our vision is for Westminster to be a more inclusive, interconnected, involved and multigenerational church. Through sustained, imaginative, collaborative, and informative programming, the Third Age ministry provides a place of belonging for Westminster’s older adults to thrive spiritually, socially, physically, and intellectually.
Third Age programs are typically held in Westminster Hall, on the second Wednesday of the month from 11am to 1pm September through May with a light lunch served at 12:30pm. For more information or to be placed on our email list, please contact Rev. Margaret Fox. We hope you will join us in person or online!
The Magnet is a community program for individuals aged 55+ to socialize and interact with one another. Run by Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Magnet programs are held at the church and at the Minneapolis Central Library.
At the Magnet, community members living in the Minneapolis downtown area gather to engage in health and wellness programs, discuss history and current events, play games, make crafts, or just enjoy a relaxing cup of coffee in a welcoming setting.
Events and activities are free and vary by day. Participants can choose to join in an activity or just sit and relax with a cup of coffee, a cookie, and a newspaper. People of all faiths are welcome to stop by for all or part of the morning, as often as they like. The program is drop-in; no reservations are required.
Contact Angelique Kingsbury.
A policy passed by the Session of Westminster Presbyterian Church in January 2021.