Taking My Breath Away

Sometimes it takes my breath away when I see the capacity for humankind to be unthinking, unkind and cruel to one another. Treating others with disregard and meanness is, of course, nothing new in this world. Absolutely no one century or race or religion has a corner on throwing others under the bus.


Light Breaking Through the Dreariness

Want to use these Abundant Aging blogs as a resource for individual reflection or small group discussion? Beginning with today’s blog, you will find questions at the conclusion of each post...

Beyond December

Leading up to Christmas, did you, like me, wish for snow on Christmas morning? Could you picture the idyllic scene of the fresh white blanket covering everything in sight? Peaceful, isn’t it?


When God Becomes Real

I was at my computer, minding my own business, when Lew walked by my desk carrying a Bible. Lew is my husband and we both worked at home. It wasn’t too unusual to see him with a Bible as we have several around the house. But he had a look on his face that said “Something...

previous arrow
next arrow

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

Learn more about the Parker Center

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.

Learn More


Upcoming Events

WISDOM CONVERSATIONS 2023: The Power in Ministries for Older Adults

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

3:00 – 5:00 EST

A ZoomMeet for pastors, educators, volunteers and all who work with and among older adults.

Register Here

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.

Learn More