An Alban Institute Congregational Resource Guide––Tools for Ministry with Senior Adults––is available as a PDF here. The guide, for those who work with senior adults, offers help to understand the spiritual, psychological, familial, socioeconomic, and medical dimensions of a person’s life.

The guide includes ways to make home visits with seniors more meaningful. A “Parish Spiritual Assessment Tool” helps ministers and lay care teams get to know senior adults better and provides ways for elders to share their needs and concerns.

The guide also includes formats for planning special worship services that honor seniors in the congregation, helping them plan their memorial services, and remembering those who have died.

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Don Skinner
Don Skinner is editor of InterConnections and a member of the Shawnee Mission UU Church in Lenexa, Kansas.

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