For 17 years, the Prime Timers have met three times a week at Skyline Urban Ministry. The program’s purpose is to serve as an extended family, offering a place of love and belonging for senior citizens on the city’s south side.
The Prime Timers meet from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. A breakfast snack is provided as the seniors gather. A volunteer band plays country music sometime during the month during the fellowship time and at other times hymns and other favorites are played and sung. United Methodist and other church groups prepare, deliver, and serve hot lunches following a game of dominoes, Uno or Bingo. On Fridays, the seniors can shop in Skyline’s Clothes Closet where they can choose from donated clothing or knick-naks in a deeply discounted thrift-store setting.