Resources

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

Alzheimer’s/Dementia: Ministry with the Forgotten

By Golden Cross Foundation Staff

Alzheimer’s or another other form of dementia every 77 seconds. Today, someone is diagnosed every 66 seconds.
And the number is escalating. In 2050, it will be one person every 33 seconds.

Helpful Websites Related to Ministry with Older Adults

By Golden Cross Foundation Staff

Discipleship Ministries—Older Adults Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee Council on Aging Directory of Services ENCORE Ministry (updated website coming soon!) Upper Room Bookstore (Upper Room Bookstore has several  publications dealing with the issues facing older adults; use the Search function on their website to find relevant titles.)