The Presbyterian Church U. This is done by means of important networks of Presbyterians out in the church working with older adults. The lengthening of the average human lifespan is one of the remarkable achievements of the 20th century. In , life expectancy was only 47, but over those years, it rose to 75 for men and 78 for women. The percentage of older persons in our global society is growing and expected to nearly double between and This trend is no less apparent here in the United States and is especially noticeable within our own congregations of the Presbyterian Church U.
Older Adults Ministries
Older Adult Ministries
As you plan for intentional older adult ministry, keep in mind that each older adult is an individual. One ministry idea won't meet all needs. Be sure to identify needs and plan your ministry accordingly. Listed below are ministry ideas with older adults. Gentzler, Jr.
48 Older Adult Ministry Ideas
This seemed to be a common greeting as I turned 70 this year. One after another, friends and family members said this, or something like it, on my birthday. Because family history suggested I would never hear such greetings most of my male forebears have died in their early sixties , I met these greetings with mixed feelings. The first was gratitude! I had passed a major barrier and just might live a lot longer.
The following 25 tips will help Aging well and maintaining brain fitness are very hot topics, especially as Baby Boomers race toward turning sixty at the rate of one every seven seconds. United Methodists observe Older Adult Recognition Day in May, but churches can reach out to older members all year long.