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Mental health: Activity benefits aging

Aging well, maintaining brain fitness hot topics

May is Mental Health Awareness Month read more »

by Barbara Bruce
on May 28, 2013

Annual conferences report

Resolutions speak to current issues

The denomination’s stance on homosexuality issues continues to be a concern as this summer’s conferences considered petitions to next year’s General Conference. Other issues raised include Israel/Palestine, abortion, immigration reform, collective bargaining rights, hydraulic fracturing, racism and bullying. read more »

by the Rev. Clayton Childers and the Rev. Julie Wilson
on August 29, 2011

Pass it on

A Psalm for the adult aged

The theme of one generation passing along a legacy of faith to the next is found throughout Scripture. read more »

by Bishop Violet Fisher
on August 05, 2011

Celebrate Older Adult Recognition Day

‘Older Americans: Connecting the Community’

May observance pays homage to the many ways older adults bring wisdom, inspiration and continuity to faith communities. read more »

by Dr. Richard Gentzler Jr.
on April 13, 2011

Support older women

Nearly 120 international endorsers of letter

Urges adoption of comprehensive interpretation on protection of women’s human rights in the context of aging. read more »

October 11, 2010

Recognize older adults in May

Coincides with ‘Older Americans Month’

United Methodist Church observance is to honor older adult contributions, but also to establish ministries to empower them. read more »

by the Rev. Dr. Richard Gentzler Jr.
on April 07, 2010

Sex and the Church — You’re never too old

United Methodists, U.N. raise awareness of global concerns

The myth of desexualization as a person gets older is among the stereotypes of ageism. read more »

by Richard Gentzler Jr., DMin.
on January 06, 2010

Elder Abuse

A Faith-Based Response

Churches can play a critical role in the prevention of elder abuse — largely a hidden problem — through learning to identify and appropriately responding. read more »

by the Rev. Dr. Andrew J. Weaver
on January 06, 2010