Our updated and refreshed small-group resource is designed to deliver cognitive and social stimulation for older people, including those with dementia
Church resources for older people
As a charity, one of our key aims is to equip the church with resources for older people. Many church or church group leaders would love to support older people in their faith but don't know where to start.
We have a selection of resources which can be used in small groups settings or one-to-one. This includes a brand new edition of Brain and Soul Boosting - a series of sessions designed to support older people to build relationships and retain cognition.
We also have devotional resources and resources designed to help change attitudes to older age ('elderly' is not a term we like to use!) and promote a church culture where those in later life are celebrated and supported.
Whether you are a church leader, an older person's worker or a church member, we hope that you will find something to support you in your ministry.
How to use these resources with your church group
Our Brain and Soul Boosting, resource is designed to be used in a small group setting. There are 12 sessions. You need one workbook for the group leader, who will prepare materials in advance. Each session follows a theme - e.g. celebrations, gardens, birds and holidays - and has a set structure including discussion questions, suggested activities, Bible stories and an opportunity to pray.
Worshipping Together and Worshipping With Dementia are both devotional resources containing Bible verses, hymns and prayers, which could be used either in a small group or one-to-one.
What's Age Got To Do With It? could be read as part of book group while Living Out God's Purpose In Our Senior Years and Six Steps To Making A Dementia Friendly Church are short booklets that help to foster positive attitudes towards ageing and promote inclusivity.
For people with dementia, simplicity is paramount. These simple daily devotions are designed for use by caregivers, dementia sufferers, families, church groups, and medical professionals.
If you think that being old is to do with a rocking chair and an easy life style, think again! This book turns the lenses the right way around and gives a clear, biblical view of God’s purpose for old age.
This booklet provides useful tips, advice and guidance in the form of six steps for churches wishing to become more welcoming for those with dementia
Find out more about ways to reach older people through resources and prayer
Faith in Later Life Ambassador Pippa Cramer tells how a hymn-based ministry to older people at her church helped to inspire the Daily Hope, the free phone line which has offered spiritual comfort to many during the pandemic
Our sister charity Faith in Later Life exists to inspire and equip Christians to reach, serve and empower older people in every community, through the local church
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