• I never played football, but I did play the clarinet. Throughout high school, our Thanksgiving mornings included the “Big Game” with our cross-county rivals, the Whitehall Zephyrs. The night before was the traditional Emmaus Pennsylvania Green Hornet bonfire filled with cheers, singing and a big pep rally. Then early Thanksgiving…

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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.

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Upcoming Events

NEXTSTEPS: Midlife and Beyond

January 11, 2021
6:30 EST/ 5:30 CST

Register Here

7TH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM

Friday, September 30th, 2022

9:30-3:00 EST

A Hybrid Event from Nationwide Event and Conference Center