ADULT CHILDREN CARING FOR THEIR PARENTS Older Adult Ministry, PCUSA A six-session design with emphasis on role-changes and what these changes mean to the adult child who assumes responsibility for primary care of parents, and what these changes mean to the parent.
AGING Henri Nouwen Filled with counsel and inspiration.
AGING COMES OF AGE Frank Hutchison In this “why-to” book, eighty year old Hutchison gives encouragement to mature persons who wish to have satisfying personal lives while contributing to society.
AGING IS A FAMILY AFFAIR Presbyterian Mariners Especially for the adult children of parents who look to their children for support and help. This study explores issues concerning emotions and spirituality of the task.
AGING PARENTS: THE FAMILY SURVIVAL GUIDE A guide for families dealing with a crisis or planning for long-term care. Includes consideration of many complex issues relating to finance, insurance, legal, medical, psychological, cultural, ethnic, religious beliefs. Includes two videos. Endorsed by The National Council on the Aging and American Society on Aging.
THE AGELESS SPIRIT Ballantine Reflections on living life to the fullest by such personalities as Studs Terkel, Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, Jason Robards, and many others.
BEYOND THE GOLD WATCH Westminster John Knox The author addresses many important questions about retirement, including facts, decisions to be made, and planning for retirement. Worksheets provided to help the reader fit the suggestions to his/her own situations.
A DEEPENING LOVE AFFAIR Jane Marie Thibault This insightful resource helps older adults and those who minister with them understand the spirituality of the later years.
FAMILY CARE CONNECTOR A care giving sourcebook designed for use by organizations and their members. Contains reproducible Action Plans addressing common care giving situations and providing step-by-step solutions
FIVE WISHES/NEXT STEPS Five Wishes is a living will that talks about your personal, emotional and spiritual needs as well as your medical wishes. Written with the help of the AVA’s Commission on the Legal Problems of the Elderly. Includes a video
FORGETTING WHOSE WE ARE Abingdon The author offers a Christian understanding of and response to the difficult theological, spiritual, and pastoral problems raised by Alzheimer’s disease.
GRAY HAIR AND I DON’T CARE Carlita Hunter, 1990 Full of recreational skill activities for older adults and ideas for leisure times.
GRAYING GRACEFULLY Practical instruction and examples of biblical and theological sermons – contributors include David Buttrick, James Earl Massey, Cynthia M. Campbell, and William J. Carl III.
HONORING AFRICAN AMERICAN ELDERS Anne Streaty Wimberly Faithful to both biblical and African American heritage, this title honors elders as repositories of wisdom and faithfulness
LEARN TO GROW OLD Paul Tournier Tournier was a remarkable man who effectively blended the insights of aging with the Christian gospel.
MINISTRY WITH OLDER PERSONS Provides basic information necessary for understanding the aging process and older people. Practical guidance on developing an effective ministry with elders.
NO WRINKLES ON THE SOUL Richard Morgan A series of meditations, ideal for use by an individual as daily devotionals, as well as for small group devotional use.
OLDER ADULT ISSUES SERIES Geneva Press The series seeks to address the most-asked questions of older adults and their families. These short and user friendly titles include: Saving Our Stories by Richard Morgan Beyond Retirement by Richard Morgan Rituals for the Celebration of Later Life by Dosia Carlson A Spirituality for Late Life by Julian Cooper-Goldenberg There’s Someplace Like Home: Developing Adult Daycare in your Church Facing Forward in Older Adult Ministry by Miriam Dunson Caregiving: Church and Family Together by Marty Richards Building an Intergenerational Church by Ed Loper Sexuality and Aging by Rhona Jones
OLDER ADULT MINISTRY: A Guide for the Presbytery Committee Provides practical help in developing committees. A Guide for the Session and Congregation Practical help for the congregation to enhance its ministry with older adults. A Resource for Program Development Designed to help congregations nurture ministries by and with older adults.
OLDER ADULT MINISTRY: GROWING IN THE ABUNDANT LIFE A five-session study in two parts. The first deals with issues on aging that are happening in our world today. Includes GA papers, confessional statements complete with interpretative comments and background.
PINCHES OF SALT Peggy L. Shriver Poems that span childbirth to old age, Advent to Resurrection, grief to hope.
REMEMBERING YOUR STORY: Creating Your Own Spiritual Autobiography Richard Morgan A resource showing how to chronicle the faith events in your life. For individual or group use.
SURVIVAL OF THE SPIRIT Ruth Howard Gray The inspiring story of one woman’s struggle to retain her identity in the bureaucratic world of retirement homes.
UNDERSTANDING THE SENIOR ADULT Alban Institute A practical, yet comprehensive assessment format for pastors and other caregivers in congregational and institutional settings. Includes a Christmas Service of Remembrance and a Blessing for a new home setting.
A VERY PRESENT HELP: Psalm Studies For Older Adults Miriam Dunson Dunson has provided a unique understanding of God’s ancient people, their struggles, and their victories as they journeyed with God.
WINTER GRACE Paulist Press, 1985 Explores the spiritual dimensions of later years.
YOU ARE ONE OF US Duke University Medical Center A book to successfully engage clergy/church with Alzheimer’s Families.
AGING ME…AGING YOU – THE JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME PCUSA This 33-minute video provides an opportunity to look at the reality of aging, to see beyond stereotypes, and to consider aging in your own life and the lives of those close to you.
AGING ME…AGING YOU – EXPLORING THE ISSUES A study video that does just what its title suggests, explores issues relation to aging. The following five issues are explored: ageism, death and dying, spirituality and aging, care for the caregiver, and justice.
IMAGES OF AGING Terra Nova, 1992 A 22-minute video with segments from several of Terra Nova’s videos. Includes the following themes: caregiving, young and old interaction, women and aging, positive aging, spirituality and aging, frail elderly and nursing home care.
FROM COMPETENCE TO COMA: UNDERSTANDING LIVING WILLS Interlink Video A 42-minute video explaining, in non-technical language, key legal, medical, and ethical terms. Leader’s Guide includes a sample Christian Living Will, Scripture passages to study, and role playing suggestions.
STEWARDSHIP OF LIFE Board of Pensions, PCUSA A video subtitled “Preparing an Advance Directive.” An advance directive is a document that names a person who will make medical decisions for you in the event you are unable to do so yourself. It includes a living will and healthcare proxy. Includes a study guide.