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United Church Homes’ Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging releases a weekly blog with columns written by a committee of UCH staffers and a local clergy member. 

The goal? To change the way we think about aging in our homes, schools, workplaces, churches, communities and society. 

Abundant Aging: Transforming the Conversation focuses on transforming aging, including advocacy issues, spirituality and aging, housing- and health-related issues and challenges and opportunities with living longer lives. The writers approach the blog as pastors and chaplains who are interested in helping to transform the conversation about aging in the context of faith, spirituality and the church. 

The blog is a direct extension of work that started more than three years ago when a committee developed a new vision, mission and core values statement. Early in the process, a small group reflected on the prayer of Jesus in the Gospel of John: “I have come that you may have life and have it abundantly.” 

“This idea of abundance began to take hold and would not free itself from the hearts and imaginations of those who were working on this process,” wrote Rev. Beth Long-Higgins, executive director of the Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging, in the introductory blog.

Bloggers collaborate on pieces highlighting UCH’s Culture Change initiative, which is part of the new
I LIVE IT Hospitality program.
The Say What? series focuses on how language shapes perceptions about older adults. The goal is to move away from terms that originate in medical models toward language that highlights community and family settings. 

Meet the Abundant Aging Bloggers

 

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