Feeling Lonely or Isolated During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

By Guest Contributor

Are you feeling lonely during the COVID-19 pandemic? You’re not alone. Many people are feeling lonely and isolated. But, feeling lonely or being isolated can be bad for your health. Loneliness and social isolation have been associated with higher rates of depression, a weakened immune system, heart disease, dementia, and early death. Are You at Risk? Try to stay active …

An Age of Opportunity

By Golden Cross Foundation Staff

A companion to Designing an Older Adult Ministry, this book provides new information and outlines ways to develop and strengthen ministries by, with, and for older adults that can, and will, enhance the spiritual growth and well-being of people of all ages.

Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century

By Golden Cross Foundation Staff

The church is in the hands of its elders. While the popular perception is that the aged are needy and infirm, Rick Gentzler affirms that the majority of older adults have plenty to give. The church needs to tap into their wisdom, energy, experience, and talents.

Designing an Older Adult Ministry

By Golden Cross Foundation Staff

Author Rick Gentzler gives readers ways to develop and strengthen ministries with older adults

The Golden Cross Foundation (GCF) board of directors this year added the Strategic Initiatives Grant to offer funding for ministry and other initiatives that serve older adults. During these uncertain times of crisis for everyone, especially older adults, the board searched for additional ways to offer support and assistance to churches and communities as they seek to serve the needs …