A Parable of the Lost Daughter

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a family in search of a quick meal on a school night.


You Have the Gift. NOW USE IT!

I was sitting in the office of my advisor at Garrett Theological Seminary. It was my last appointment on the last day of my final week in seminary. And it was a time of endings and new beginnings except that my new beginning was still unknown.


Unexpected Clarity

Clarity is something that I didn’t know I needed, until it was pointed out to me that my world was actually very blurry. I was in the fifth grade and it was the very first time our family had traveled about 15 miles to visit the first new box store in the Cleveland metro...

Unexpected Clarity…Maybe!

My mother was a professor of clothing and textiles at Wayne State University. She earned a bachelor’s degree at that school and then went on to earn a master’s degree at Cornell in the 1950s. She was a passionate teacher and a perfectionist. She would tell her students that they should be able to wear...

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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

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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

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.

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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.

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