Mining the Wisdom and Value of Older Adults
10,000 Americans turn 65 every day; a rate which will continue through 2029. Sadly, American culture reflects a “decline ideology” of older age, emphasizing the social and cultural exclusion of people as they age. Yet, older adulthood is increasingly a larger part of the life course. Indeed, the majority of the life-span could be considered 'older' age. How can we, as Christians, age gracefully ourselves while ensuring the value of older adults is embraced in our churches? Explore opportunities to challenge ageism, recognize the "wealth" of experience and wisdom offered by older adults and engage them within our churches and communities to fulfill Christ’s desire for true unity.
Linda DiFranco | Former Director, Children's Ministry and a Co-Founder of Grandfriends
Jeanne Kline | Membership Counselor, ThriveMore at Home
Lynne Moore | Executive Director, ThriveMore at Home
Virginia Ross Taylor | Former Minister of Children; Co-Founder, Grandfriends