I commented to wife Ruth later that we can stereotype our elders when it comes to playfulness and acceptance of that which is different. Sure some seniors are stuffy, but some of the most humourless individuals I've ever met are young, but not young at heart.
This is the first pastorate of the six in my career in ministry which is predominantly seniors. I came from a congregation with lots of children, teens, and their parents. I miss that energy, to be honest. But I am constantly pleasantly surprised by the openness and warmth and humour of these folk at Bridge St. In our study groups they are more than willing to ask questions and to "colour outside the lines" as we explore what it means to be Christian. These attributes are not a condition of age.