Hold Back

Eighteen years ago, my 49-year-old husband died, very suddenly, while he was traveling. December 9, 2004 is a date that can conjure up so many memories and emotions, even now. During Advent that year I settled in to wait for the coming of the Christ in a way I had never done before. I was deeply sad,...

Changing Traditions

Thanksgiving has always been a favorite holiday for our family. This is in part because of the food. I do love my turkey, mashed potatoes and dressing followed by a good nap. My mom and my husband are the turkey preparers. The job of the mashed potatoes has rotated through the years between our son...

Lucas and My Front Door

Lucas is my third great grandchild, almost six months old, and thriving! He is cute, fun, smart, and playful as described by his unbiased great grandmother (me) whose heart has already been taken by this newest member of our family.


Cheez Whiz: A Story

If you would come to my house to spend a night, a week or a month, you would hear me say, “While you are here, this is your home. Feel free to use what you need and never hesitate to ask me for anything.”  ...

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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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Friday, September 30th, 2022

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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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