Learning to recognize the signs of elder abuse and helping older adults make safe choices and understand their rights are two ways families and churches can help address this growing crisis.
According to the National Council on Aging, about 80 percent of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 68 percent have at least two. But there are many things you and your church can do to help those who are struggling with pain and illness.
These resources will help you understand the changes and challenges of growing older and accommodating them so people of all ages can participate fully in your congregation and community.
This article shares resources for church leaders and the broader community that focus on walking with people through periods of grief and loss and helping them discover the power of lament.
Though aware of the losses they face, people ages 55 and above reflect on the importance of attitude, of keeping their eyes on God, and of remaining connected to other people.
The resources gathered here offer good advice to older adults facing family transitions and to those who walk with them through grief and stress.
The resources gathered here will give you ideas for how to create a fully intergenerational church family in which all members belong.