The ACS Elder Care Ministries program is a service for seniors and caregivers coordinated by Adventist Community Services in cooperation with other departments of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
What does Elder Care Ministries Do?
This ministry promotes Christ-centered, practical and sustainable solutions to successful holistic aging. It coordinates education and services related to aging, health, finance and social issues for seniors in the church and community in collaboration with community-based elder care programs.
Who are Elder Care Ministries Partners?
ACS Elder Care Ministries works in partnerships with Adventist church leaders, civic organizations, government agencies, community volunteers, and other volunteer organizations active in elder care ministry.
How is Elder Care Ministries effective?
ACS Elder Care Ministries provides services to seniors and those who work with seniors that nurture body, mind and spirit. Its purpose is to encourage the active participation of leaders in thinking, dreaming and planning about programs by, with, for and to seniors.
What services are available?
Community Education Program - courses that provide education about senior issues
Parish Nurse services
Elder Care Brochure: Click here to download
Local Church Coordinator - Elder Care Job Description
Article - "Suprised by Joy: What Seniors Teach Us about the Meaning of Leadership - by Rhonda Whitney
Ministry to Seniors: THe Fastest Growing Population Group (Free webinar for Pastors and Church Leaders)
NCOA - Improving the Lives of Older Americans: (National Council on Aging)
The Boomer Solution: Skilled Talent to Meet Nonprofit Needs - April 2010
Handout Checklist for Eldercare Friendly Churches
Health & Wellness for Seniors Presentation (PDF)
Aging Ain't for Sissies - How your local church can help! (PDF)
Mental Health Issues for Seniors (PDF)
Introduction to Adventurous Aging (PDF)
Marketplace Awareness Article - English
Value of Health Insurance - English
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|Visit Spirituality & Aging Crossroads Website|
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|10 Places to Find Caregiving Help -by Rebecca Sharp Colmer|
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