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Resources in Older Adult Ministries

Mental Health Matters Part II: Bridge Over Troubled Water

This resource looks at how can we be a bridge over troubled water when it comes to mental health concerns. Our faith tradition values our desire to care for others in need. This value gives us meaning and purpose when we reach out to people living with loneliness or mental health conditions. To do this… Read more »

Stay Connected Screen Free

This is a quick listing of ministry ideas for churches to stay connected to their senior adults and involve members of all ages. All the ideas are screen free and easily adaptable to various settings.

Mental Health Matters: Part One

Older adults are particularly vulnerable to mental health concerns because of a number of factors: loss of independence, loss of a job, loss of a home, loss of a spouse or physical illness. Faith communities are uniquely positioned to provide spiritual and emotional support for older adults experiencing challenging times. This resource provides background information… Read more »

Grandparents, Godparents & Faith

Whether you are a grandparent that is the primary faith teacher for your grandchildren, or you are a godparent or an “adopted” grandparent, here are some ways in which you can pass on the faith – beyond the church building.

Grief

Grieving is a universal, human experience. While we will all experience grief in our lives, it is also a unique journey each time. Mourning is a sign of love and this wisdom is embodied in Jesus’ words in Matthew 5:4, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

Online Memorial Services

Sadly, a loved one has died, and the phone calls begin: “What are we going to do about a funeral?” During this pandemic, the logical answer is to postpone it. But that does not take care of emotional needs right now. Fortunately, in our tradition, anyone can conduct a funeral or memorial service. So, there… Read more »

POAMN Planning Guide 2015

The 2015 Planning Guide for Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network (POAMN).