St. Mary’s Fellowship of Seniors

Quote of the month…

“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” – Spock


We welcome new members to join this wonderful Fellowship of Seniors. The St. Mary’s Seniors Club is open to all age 55+ members of St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church.

  • Meetings are scheduled at St. Mary’s at Noon, every 2nd Tuesday (or sometimes on a 3rd Tuesday) of each month from April through December. Our meetings include birthday/anniversary recognitions, a delicious lunch hosted by various members each month, short meeting announcements, and a variety of informative programs and fun entertainment .
  • We also organize several offsite events like theatre outings, boat trips, etc. which are partially subsidized by our Seniors’ treasury.
  • Our year culminates with a festive Christmas party in December.
  • Current membership cost is $15 per year.

For further information, please contact the church office and/or current officers:

  • Tessie Bourdamis, President
  • Erline Holman, Vice President
  • Linda Stanton, Secretary
  • Don Vanover, Treasurer

NOTE: If you are a member, and you haven’t received our email announcements, please send an email to TBourdamis{at}

Announcements and News

July Meeting & Luncheon, Tuesday, July 9, 2024, Noon, Terrace Rm

Saint Mary’s Senior Citizens meeting and social will be held on Tuesday, July 9, at Noon in the Terrace Room. There will be a luncheon hosted by some of our members. We will celebrate all July birthdays and anniversaries with a delicious cake by Queen of Cakes, and a group photo of all of our celebrants will be taken. This month’s program will feature Olympic Games for Seniors in honor of the Olympic games which will take place in Paris in July. Prizes will be awarded to our winning contestants. A short meeting and announcements will follow.

All St. Mary’s seniors (55+) are welcome to join our lively group. Dues are $15 and payable to St. Mary’s Seniors. For further questions, please contact President Tessie Bourdamis or any current officer.

National Senior Citizens Day, Wednesday, August 21, 2024

On August 21st, National Senior Citizens Day recognizes the achievements of the more mature representatives of our nation. The day provides an opportunity to show our appreciation for their dedication, accomplishments, and services they give throughout their lives. According to the 2017 census, 47 million seniors live in the United States. By 2060, that number will nearly double. Their wealth of knowledge, skill, and experience offer so much to the next generation. As technologies advance, these are the people who’ve experienced each step of change. Not only have they contributed to it, but they understand first hand the benefits and the drawbacks. They know life without the advancements that exist today.


September is National Senior Center Month

September is National Senior Center Month—your opportunity to promote a positive image of aging, highlight how your center improves the lives of older adults, show your center’s importance in the community, and create interest in prospective new participants and collaborative partners.



“Ministering to our Elderly” Video, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Ministering to our Elderly video. An interview with then-V. Rev. Dr. Nathanael Symeonides (now Metropolitan Nathanael).

Seniors – Orthodox Church in America

Seniors – Issues, Ministry, Community Services. Twenty-plus articles on a variety of Orthodox topics regarding Seniors.

Greek Orthodox Senior Residences

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Directory of Senior Residences throughout the US.

AHEPA Senior Living

AHEPA Senior Living (ASL) – a nearly 500-employee nonprofit company still inspired by a Hellenic spirit and ethos that is helping approximately 5,000 older adults in 91 ASL communities nationwide live vibrant and full lives in beautiful and safe surroundings.

Fitness and Sports

Born Again Jocks … a sports organization for men 55 years & over. Based in Bloomington. The focus is on improving lives of senior men through the balance of friendship, sports and exercise.

Silver Sneakers – Live and On-Demand workouts and classes. Free membership to national gyms and local community fitness centers. Available at no cost for adults 65+ through select Medicare plans.

Local Area Senior Centers

Hennepin County Home Care

Home Care Brochure for Seniors and others. View & Download HERE. A comprehensive program that provides services and products to help Seniors (& others) continue to live at home in Hennepin County.

MN Information for Seniors

MN Seniors Online. A large variety of topics including employment & volunteer opportunities for Seniors.

General Information

Congratulations to Senior President Tessie Bourdamis who was named Penelope of the Year at the AHEPA Supreme Convention in Orlando, Florida, in July 2022.