Nashville Public Television: Aging Matters | Abuse & Exploitation
It is estimated that one in ten adults over the age of 60 is a victim. But the truth is we don’t know for certain how many older adults are suffering from abuse. In the eighth edition of Aging Matters, Nashville Public Television explores the issues behind elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. Learn More
Resources for Celebrating Older Adult Recognition Day
The material in this resource will provide you with information on how your local congregation can celebrate Older Adult Recognition Day.
Who’s Calling? Beware of Growing Government Imposter Phone and Email Scams
I’ve gotten the fake calls “from the Social Security Administration,” and I bet you have too. I know I don’t need to tell you that the people we serve are getting these calls every day.
Scammers are increasingly using phone calls, emails, and even text messages to impersonate government officials in an attempt to steal money and personal information.
Spotting the signs of elder abuse (infographic)
Abuse can happen to any older person. This new infographic from the National Institute on Aging at NIH describes the different types of abuse, how to recognize the signs, and where to get help.
A few months ago, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported complaints from people receiving fake letters supposedly from the IRS.
Creating Dementia Friendly Faith Communities
Fostering spiritual connection and meaningful engagement for those living with dementia and support for families, as we work together to stop Alzheimer’s.
Advance Care Directives: Preparations for the Unforeseeable Future
An advance directive is a legal document in which a person spells out their health care preferences for use in the event that they become unable to make decisions for themselves. Drafting one provides invaluable guidance and peace of mind for family members and medical professionals.
How to Replace Vital Documents that are Lost or Stolen
Replacing important documents that are lost, stolen or damaged is pretty easy if you know where to turn.
Carthage, Tenn. Carthage United Methodist Church Sunday, March 29, 2020 from 2 to 5 PM
An afternoon of learning and growing in older adults ministries. Learn more
From the Director
The Rev. Dr. Richard H. Gentzler, Jr. (Rick) is the Director of Encore Ministry, a ministry of the Golden Cross Foundation of the Tennessee Conference of The United Methodist Church. He is retired both from the Susquehanna Annual Conference and as the director of the Center on Aging and Older Adult Ministries for the General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church. Read More