In the recent years before the COVID-19 pandemic began, I undertook a series of hiking trips with good friends. There was a good bit of climbing involved on our trips to Banff Provincial Park and along the border between Vermont and Quebec. Dressed for the weather and carrying daypacks containing…
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
Help Us Make Change: Find out how you can help dismantle ageism in our society and champion the needs of older adults. Learn more about Advocacy
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.