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Helpful Information and Resources for Church Communities with Senior Members  

 

The members of your church are like a second family. So when the oldest of those members is living far away from their own family, it’s only natural to want to reach out and help them. Still, you may be wondering about the best ways to do so?

 

Luckily, there are quite a few resources online that can make it easier to understand the common issues older adults face in their everyday lives. There are also some pretty helpful online tools and websites that can make it easier for churches to recognize and help resolve these issues. To make both of these less complicated for your church family, we’ve compiled a list of some of the top resources that cover both of these topics,

 

If you have questions about helping older church members, here’s what you need to know (courtesy of The Minerva Foundation):

What Issues Do Senior Church Members Face?

 

Before you begin thinking of ways you can help the older members of your church family, you need to know which issues can cause the most stress and strain for those seniors.

 

WHO Global Senior Fall Statistics

Loneliness and Social Isolation Linked to Serious Health Conditions

Warning Signs of Depression

 

How Can Church Members Help Seniors in Need?

 

Now that you understand the problems that can impact the lives of seniors, you are better prepared to help them overcome those obstacles. Of course, these resources can also help.

 

Tips for Aging in Place Safely

How to Help Seniors with DIY Home Modifications

Helping Seniors Deal with Isolation and Depression

What Other Services Are Available to Help Seniors?

 

Organizing church activities and helping with home modifications can improve the lives of elderly worshippers, but having info about other senior services can also be helpful.

 

Learn How to Support Others in the Age of COVID-19

Top Meal Delivery Services for Seniors

Best Gutter Cleaning Companies in Your Area

Finding Transportation Services for Seniors

Creative Ideas to Connect with Loved Ones from Afar

 

Helping seniors in your church family does not have to be so complicated. You can start by familiarizing yourself with the issues mentioned above and then using the other resources to formulate programs and activities that will help seniors living apart from loved ones feel less alone and less overwhelmed.

 

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