Community Programs

Some Programs are suspended or limited in size due to the Covid-19 Emergency – call for availability or email jackie@villageofmerici.org

Something for Everyone!

Suspended – Sundays at 5pm – Cooking Sessions – We have three volunteers who are facilitating these sessions on periodic Sundays – Nicole and Bill Mills and Warren Palmer. They work with those interested in the Merici Kitchen to prepare seasonal fare, salads, desserts, etc. Participants are free to sample the food that is prepared. The cooking sessions are available at no cost and are different from the Merici Kitchen Project Cooking classes.

Wednesdays at 4pm – Yoga – Lauren Windle is a certified yoga instructor. The primary focus is chair yoga which is less strenuous than floor yoga. Family members and coaches are invited to attend as well. contact jackie@villgeofmerici.org to register

Mondays at 4m – Relationships and Sexuality – Will Worley MSW, Liz Erb OTD and Sr. Jackie faciltate these sessions. the topics include friendship, social media, dating, public vs private, legal vs illegal, ad work and family relationships. Contact jackie@villageofmerici.org to register

Suspended 2nd Monday of each month at 4pm – craft projects with volunteers Kristie Blankenhorn, Marigrace Bailey and Betty Grubb. the projects include holiday decorations, making blankets for the Little Sisters of the Poor, pottery, etc.

Tuesdays at 3:30pm – The Lady Bug Garden Club meets and depending on the season, either planting or harvesting. Volunteer Marcia English provides her expertise in assuring the gardeners are successful.

The 1st Tuesday of each month at 5pm – Nutrition classes are focused on proper nutrition and healthy living facilitated by volunteer Doug Gulley.

Suspended Wednesdays at 3:30pm – Volunteer Cindy Kuhn works with persons we support in organizing coupons, writing thank you notes to donors and assisting with various events.

Mondays at 1pm – Jabbers – Sr. Jackie facilitates a session that provides participants with assistance in several areas: how to get along with each other, how to talk to one another, and how to handle conflicts. Contact jackie@villagepfmerici.org to register

The 1st Wednesday of each month at 5pm – Kiva – Colleen Renie facilitate a session on Kiva – an international organization that lends funds to individuals who need assistance in purchasing items they need in order to make a living.

One Wednesday a month at 6pm Dr. Mary Ciccarelli with Eskenazi Health facilitates a session on relationships and health. This is a zoom conference – contact jackie@villageofmerici.org for the link

Suspended Thursdays at 2;30pm – Job Club with Lori Vaughner which includes topics on team building, interviewing for a position, conflict resolution and employer expectations.

Suspended Super Cleaning Tips with Lori Vaughner include ideas on apartment/home organization, hand washing, sanitation, and hoarding.

Thursdays at 3:30pm – Card Games and board games

Thursdays at 6pm – Walking Club