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Pastoral Care: Aging & Memory Care

hotlines, guidelines and crisis intervention contacts; and support for pastoral care for children, tweens, teens, families, differently abled persons, elders and folks with memory concerns; including mindfulness, personal care and volunteer support

Books & Downloads

Aging and Loving: Christian Faith and Sexuality in Later Life     Resilience: Aging with Vision, Hope and Courage in a Time of Crisis     Dementia and the Church: Memory, Care, and Inclusion     Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People                   Life, Part Two by David Chernikoff               No Stopping Us Now     Prayers for Comfort and Encouragement     Radiant Rebellion: Reclaim Aging, Practice Joy, and Raise a Little Hell          Upside Down Living

Abuelo's Flower Shop     Look Inside Arthur and the Forgetful Elephant           Tofu Takes Time     Seniors & Aging     Seniors and Aging

 An award-winning children's book club

Offers Memory: Books For Kids: a list of children's books that explore memory loss in loved ones.

Blogs, Podcasts & Articles

Finding Sanctuary: Ministries With Persons With Dementia and Their Caregivers featuring Elizabeth Shulman -- Episode 109“Finding Sanctuary: Ministries With Persons With Dementia and Their Caregivers” featuring Elizabeth Shulman — Episode 109

How can congregations support persons with dementia and their caregivers? Elizabeth Shulman offers an organic three-part program to help congregations create ministries to meet the needs of people with dementia and their caregivers.

Listen now on: | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Read in-depth interview. | Watch podcast video on YouTube.

Doing Good Together invites families to Help the Elderly

By volunteering with older people, children learn to celebrate aging and the wisdom our seniors can offer.

Webinars & Video

Katherine Cherian demystifies Advanced Care Planning.

Learn how to have more choice and control for your future healthcare decisions - and how you can support community members in the same.

Discover an outline of the process of advanced care planning including how to choose a healthcare agent, how to explore goals, and how to manage documents.

Katherine Cherian has been an acute care physical therapist for 28 years and currently has a consulting business including facilitating advanced care planning conversations. She is a Respecting Choices© certified facilitator for person-centered advanced care planning.

Kaleo Center's Encore is a seven month seminar for adults age 55 and over seeking to discern and build their Encore chapter of purpose and meaning. The course focuses on identifying  and addressing critical issues of aging, transition, spirituality and social purpose. The class provides a supportive environment of co-travelers exploring their Encore chapter.

Interactive Opportunities

ArtBright-Logo.pngArtist Paula Decker Bender is a trained artist educator who works with people of all ages dealing with memory loss using art to tell personal stories and share memories. Paula intends to train others in this life-affirming method of engaging art to share history and develop a sense of belonging and has free curriculum available for artists interested in pursuing this community effort.

Judicatory & Other Denominational Resources

Presbyterian Older Adult Ministry Network (POAMN)

Virtual Conference, October 27-28.

Event includes experts on aging, spirituality, and pastoral care from communities of faith, seminaries, academia, and community organizations. Registration and more information.

Other Book Lists

Hennepin County Public Libraries created this wonderful list for caregivers and loved ones for Alzheimer's Month, 2022.


In Our Library

     Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña     Maybe God Is Like That Too     Nana-in-the-City               The Whispering Cloth By Pegi Deitz Shea; Illustrated by Anita Riggio