Sometimes grace comes as a wee small voice offering words of encouragement or suggesting we take some specific action.
Over the past year or so I’ve been in a time of discernment. It has been my experience that these times of anticipating transition or finding a new path in life are not easy times; they are times full of ambivalence and feeling unsettled and even grief. They are also times of hope and eagerness.
Imagine a sturdy old church building. A deteriorated neighborhood. Hemmed in by interstate and express highways. No grocery, drug or convenience stores nearby. No easily accessible transportation. Low- and no-income families renting decrepit apartments. Rampant addictions and homelessness.
When I was asked to officiate at the funeral of my father’s cousin, there was only one instruction about the service: “Don’t sing Amazing Grace”.
Transforming aging, one person at a time.
At the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging, we’re committed to transforming the experience of aging, so wherever you choose to make your home, you have an opportunity to live abundantly.
What You Can Do at the Parker Center
Let Us Come to You: Discover our presentations and workshops created for your congregation, organization or community. All programs are designed to help you and your group start talking and thinking about aging in new ways. Learn more about Engagement
Learn About Aging: Explore our educational opportunities for everyone — older adults, faith-based and secular audiences, professionals or students who work with older adults and anyone interested in learning about aging. Learn more about Education
When you live abundantly, you’re spiritually fulfilled. You feel empowered to discover meaning and purpose in your life. You feel inspired to engage in your community, build relationships with family and friends and fulfill your physical, spiritual, intellectual, emotional and social needs.
“The greatest limitation facing older adults is not physical or mental handicaps but rather the negative stereotypes that exist regarding aging.”
– Linda Woolf, Professor of Psychology, Webster University
The Art of Aging Podcast
The Art of Aging Podcast is sponsored by the Parker Center and produced by a fellow with The Dayton Foundation Encore Fellows Initiative, which provides fellowship opportunities for older adults. This podcast offers ideas, information and inspiration on how to improve our lives as we grow older.
WISDOM CONVERSATIONS 2023: The Power in Ministries for with Older Adults Quarterly Conversation – Ageism in Faith Communities
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
3:00 – 4:00 EST
A ZoomMeet for pastors, educators, volunteers and all who work with and among older adults.
Mark Your Calendars: 2023 Annual Abundant Aging Symposium
Dismantling Ageism: How Stereotypes, Prejudice and Discrimination Based on Age Affect Us All
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tracey Gendron
Friday, October 6, 2023
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM EST
Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center Columbus, Ohio
Registration Available August 1, 2023
Trinity Community offers an innovative approach to CPE learning in our Life Plan Community!
You are invited to experience Trinity’s creative CPE programs, non-traditional setting, attractive CPE hours, Scholarship Program and well-established excellence as a fully accredited ACPE member Center on our beautiful residential campus in Beavercreek, OH.