Let's Learn About Aging
At the Parker Center, we believe everyone can benefit from learning about aging. Whether you’re an older adult looking for new ways to live abundantly, a professional who works with older adults or simply an individual interested in aging—we offer a wide-range of educational opportunities and resources for you.
The following opportunities are intended for all ages and are geared for all audiences.
Another Day Older Conversation Guide: For smaller groups, we offer an engaging and thoughtful video-based resource, so your group can have an informed and meaningful conversation about aging. This is great for intergenerational or generation specific groups with either a secular or faith-based grounding whether meeting online or in person. Check out the Guide.
Presentations and Workshops: We lead a variety of workshops and presentations designed for many different types of groups. Visit our Engagement Page for more information.
“I loved the course. It was uplifting, and I felt we were all learning and growing together in a safe space. Even with training/working in aging services for 17 years, and working diligently to execute culture change, I learned a lot and formed new viewpoints. Great job!”
∼ Another Day Older participant
For Older Adults
NEXT Steps: Midlife and Beyond Learning Experience: In partnership with the Eden Theological Seminary, NEXT Steps is a 14-week course for adults contemplating or entering retirement and those who recently retired. By the end of the course, participants will have developed a vision and a plan for their next phase of life. Contact us to learn more about NEXT Steps.
Del Mar Encore Fellowship: One of the Parker Center’s partner organizations, The Dayton Foundation, offers a unique opportunity for older adults to serve their community by working part-time for a non-profit organization. These fellows are matched with a host organization that recognizes the value of experienced professionals and work with the host’s leadership team to solve a critical community concern. In addition, the fellows work together to help change the conversation about aging and educate others on the value that older adults provide to the community. Learn more about the Del Mar Encore Fellows Initiative.
For Professionals, Academics and Students
We believe that part of transforming aging is supporting the education and growth of professionals, academics and students in the field of aging and older adults.
Quellhorst Leadership Scholarships: If you’re a current employee of United Church Homes or a university student interested in a paid internship with United Church Homes, you can apply for a scholarship to support your continuing education. Click here for more information about the Quellhorst Endowment Fund.
Academic Research Project Partnerships: We welcome the opportunity to partner with academics on their research projects related to aging and senior care. Click here to view our Research Opportunities.
For Clergy and Religious Leaders
Wisdom Conversations: This yearly retreat for those in ministry addresses an issue central to serving the older adult population. Contact us to learn more.