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Richard Bodini on the Pandemic and Senior Faith Formation
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced care facility chaplains to adapt. Your church can apply some of these best practices—and remember to include senior care residents and staff in congregational prayers.
Conversation | May 12, 2021
From Longing to Belonging: Connecting through the Language of Worship with Persons Experiencing Dementia
2020 Calvin Symposium on Worship | Workshop
Audio | March 19, 2020
Loving Your Neighbor with Dementia
By the end of 2015, more than 5,000,000 Americans were living with dementia. This number is expected to increase in the years ahead as the population ages.
Audio | February 22, 2017
Nancy Gordon on Sensing the Sacred
Nancy Gordon adapted the multisensory Young Children in Worship program for people with dementia. Her model deserves to be spread and developed more widely.
Conversation | October 17, 2016
Older Adults and Worship
This topic showcases opportunities for churches to nurture faith formation in, by and with aging adults.
Topic Showcase | October 05, 2016
Jane Chandler on Morning Prayer at Nursing Homes
Residents of senior living facilities do not have to be Episcopalian to appreciate regular onsite morning prayer services. Your congregation could offer a similar ministry.
Conversation | August 02, 2016
Christian Worship Experiences for Persons with Dementia
Dementia frequently interferes with a person's ability to connect with and to benefit from regular religious activities and worship styles that had been meaningful in the past. Yet, persons with dementia continue to need to worship and experience a comforting, deep encounter with Christ.
Article | September 27, 2012
Still a Child of God
It's heartbreaking to watch age or dementia claim a loved one's mind, body, and spirit. But it's a mistake to think that disease destroys a Christian's desire or ability to worship.
Feature Story | August 06, 2004