Mary Kay Slowikowski
Old St. Pat’s Staff Liaison:
Encore at Old St. Patrick’s exists to provide “seasoned adults” with opportunities to share their gifts and enthusiasm for life, learning, service and fun by providing enriching experiences within our peer group and across generational lines.
We actualize our mission by:
What is Encore?
Encore is your invitation to come together with other “seasoned” adults (men and women, single and married, age fifty or older) at Old St. Pat’s to share your enthusiasm for life, learning, service, and fun!
Just look around and you will see that people aged fifty and older have found many different, significant, and exciting ways to participate in, and contribute to, the life of Old St. Pat’s – with or without Encore; and that’s great! Encore also values the many opportunities that people of all ages have to come together at Old St. Pat’s. We believe the mixing of generations often creates a richer experience. However, we also know that there is great value in coming together with others from within our own age group. Providing these kinds of gatherings is what we’re about at Encore.
Do I have to “join” Encore to participate in Encore programs and events?
No, everyone is welcome. In order to keep people informed about our upcoming events, we may ask you for your contact information, but that’s always optional. There is no formal membership.
What kinds of programs and events does Encore host?
Dinner and theater outings, museum tours, concerts, lectures and workshops, and volunteer service opportunities are just some of the activities that we do. We’re always open to trying something new!
Are there regular Encore meetings?
Yes, there is a planning group that comes together to develop our various program offerings. If you’re interested in attending a meeting, helping to plan, or you have some new ideas for the group, please don’t hesitate to contact our Encore chairperson, Mary Kay Slowikowski at 630.910.8920.