• Christians approach the Lenten season and typically enter into a time of prayer, fasting, and the making of special offerings (sometimes called “alms”). We might “give up” something—like chocolate—for the duration, setting an attitude of deprivation and sacrifice, sometimes cheating on Sundays (“because those days are not counted in the…

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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

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

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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


January 5, 2020
6:30 EST/ 5:30 CST

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Tuesdays, February 2, 9, 16

3:00 – 5:00 EST (2:00 -4:00 Central)

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