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A New Kind of House Church

There are 40 million unpaid caregivers in the U.S. today, according to a recent report from the Bipartisan Policy Center. Fifty percent of the current paid workforce will need to provide caregiving for a loved one in the next five years. What are the implications for your congregation?

Source: A New Kind of House Church | Vital Signs and Statistics


Self-perceptions about Aging Matter

When a person believes that aging is a negative process, it negatively affects their self-concept, performance, health and how long they live. We need to live as if we’re ageless.

Source: Self-perceptions about Aging Matter | Vital Signs and Statistics


Do Clergy Increase End-of-life Costs of Care?

When a loved one is challenged with a significant health crisis we request prayers for healing—just listen to the prayer requests on Sunday mornings. We want those who are struggling with health is…

Source: Do Clergy Increase End-of-life Costs of Care? | Vital Signs and Statistics


Elder Orphans

It may not be something to which anyone aspires, but it is a very real and growing concern: Elder orphans. An elder orphan is defined as “aged, community-dwelling individuals who are socially and/o…

Source: Elder Orphans | Vital Signs and Statistics


What is the Faith-based Non-Profit Difference?

There we were. In the parlor of the church all sitting around the room for an informal conversation in which I had been invited to share about the ministry of United Church Homes, one of the 73 organizations that is a covenanted member of the Council for Health and Human Service Ministries of…

Source: What is the Faith-based Non-Profit Difference? | Vital Signs and Statistics


Retirement or Inspirement

I was surprised when I heard a conference staff person reflect that upwards of 80% of the conflicted churches with whom they were invited to help facilitate resolutions involved a retired clergy wh…

Source: Retirement or Inspirement | Vital Signs and Statistics


2017 Annual Symposium

Abundant Aging in the 21st Century

Thank you for joining us October 20, 2017, for the interdisciplinary conversation incorporating current research and everyday experience to help transform the thinking of individuals, communities and the wider society with keynote speaker, Dr. Laura Carstensen.

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Upcoming Events

Abundant Aging through the End of Life

October 12, 2018 @ 08:30 am

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Comprehensive Campaign for Abundant Life

Learn more about the historic effort to raise $20 million over five years through the Comprehensive Campaign for Abundant Life at United Church Homes.

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