June 27, 2014

By: Lifelong Formation

We welcome back as guest blogger Warren Frelund, who serves on the Lifelong Formation Advisory Council and has served as a deacon in The Episcopal Church for 20 years. 

How is your church dealing with aging issues?


In a previous blog post I mentioned that Iowa...

May 29, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

This video asks the questions:

Aging is Changing but are your perceptions of aging changing? What stereotypes and myths about aging do you have?

Share your thoughts in the comments below.

May 9, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

This is part II of the video I posted on Tuesday.

In particular, this video asks the questions:

What are challenges to aging at home? What is the unique call of the diaconate to aging communities? How do we support caregivers? 

Post your thoughts and reflections...

May 1, 2013

By: Lifelong Formation

Older Americans Month is celebrated each May to honor and recognize older adults for their contributions to families, communities, and society. The United States Administration on Aging’s theme this year, “Unleash the Power of Age,” celebrates older adults as productive, active...

February 5, 2009

Nothing confirms an old-age expert's theories like a long life well lived. On February 2, Sister Constance, a noted gerontologist, celebrated 105 years of such life, surrounded by her fellow sisters at Saint John the Divine convent in Toronto.

Under the flashing cameras of local...

June 26, 2008

I read with interest Abby Bates' "Even at the Grave" testimony of coming alongside Eleanor ("Even at the grave: An exercise of law becomes a lesson in God's love," March). Now, I have a heart of grief as she shared that Eleanor had been neglected at home by her home health aide.

I have...

June 15, 2008

Two seemingly different groups in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, recently began building relationships with the help of St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

The first is the children who live with parents or guardians at the St. Vincent de Paul Transitional Housing Center in Coeur d'Alene. Each Monday...

May 31, 2005

Beverly Stoops likes the senior citizen program at St. Paul’s Church, Barstow, Calif., so much that she stayed to participate instead of just dropping off her 92-year-old father-in-law, Ralph.

“It’s a godsend. Otherwise he’d just sit home and watch TV,” said Stoops, joining the circle...

March 31, 2005

End-of-life issues continue as a matter of public discourse and personal reflection following the March 31 death of Terri Schiavo—the 41-year-old Florida woman who suffered severe brain damage in 1990 and for 15 years lived in what doctors called a persistent vegetative state.

Her death...

June 30, 2004

While many churches tackle health-care issues individually, the dioceses of Idaho, Northern California, and Western Massachusetts have taken the lead in coordinating initiatives in parishes and dioceses by supporting parish nurses and congregational health ministries. Two major programs in the...


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