Articles on Older Adult Ministries

Embracing the Life That is — Gifts & Frailties

Jim Stinson, Consultant on Older Adult Ministries

February 01, 2012

Bill had a major operation recently. Before the surgery, his doctor told him that there was a good chance that he would end up with some paralysis. Bill said he prayed that any paralysis not affect his arms and hands. In fact he did end up having full use of both his arms and hands, although he does have some paralysis of his legs. Bill did rehab as a patient at our Bishop Wicke Health Care Center. Every day he was there he would leave his therapy sessions and play the piano in our lobby. The ...

Tech-Savvy Ways May Isolate Older Adults

Jim Stinson, Consultant on Older Adult Ministries

January 01, 2012

Sound bites! Who knew this expression would gain such wide usage? It speaks to the language of social media where many words are not even fully spelled out—brevity and the sense of rushing being deemed more important than taking the time to truly speak to one another. It speaks to a time where many communicate in one or two words. Later! Gotta go! Call me! It may be one approaching a milestone birthday who muses about such things. I’m not sure. But nonetheless I miss the days of phone calls....

Links to Previous Articles by Jim Stinson

Jim Stinson, Consultant on Older Adult Ministries

December 01, 2011

Aging Can Be a Strange Land Beginning a Ministry with Older Adults Being Good at Who I Am Being Present Blessed to be a Blessing The Blessing of Service, No Matter the Age Care Offers Independence, Dignity, Choice, August 2010 Challenging the Assumptions Coping with Change Deserved to Be Noticed Don't Say That Word! Durable People, May 2009 The Elderly as Partners in Ministry Facing the Unknown with God From Garden to Flower Pot Healing Spiritual Pain Help Elderly Rid “Veil of Helplessness,” ...

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