Looking for resources to further your religious education and spiritual growth? Check out the selection of online resources for older adults on a variety of Growth and Learning topics below.
beliefs and values
- Hindsight, Humor, and Hope: Who, Me, an Elder? Helps people as they begin to redesign their later years into a time of reflection, discernment, soul stretching, and new life possibilities. This gift of extended years finds many people becoming elders with deep personal questions such as, Who am I now? and What will I do that is meaningful?
- From the High Hill: Odyssey Writing for Elders: Engages elders in mining the stories of a lifetime to create a presentation to share with peers, loved ones, and co-congregants.
- Faith, Spirituality, and Aging: An essay by Rev. Jennifer L. Brower, offering insights into the spiritual challenges and gifts that come with advancing age.
- Landscapes of Aging And Spirituality: edited by Kathleen Montgomery (Skinner, 2015), includes reflections from Unitarian Universalist ministers on the spiritual journey of aging.
- Safer Sex for Seniors: provides fact sheets on physically and emotionally safer sex, partner communication, patient/doctor communication, and sexual rights in long-term care. Advice from experts in sexuality and health education.
- Kendal at Home: a non-profit founded on Quaker values offers seminars and resources to help people age-in-place in their own homes. Their blog offers guidance and suggestions on a variety of topics.
- Medical Decision Making: information and guidance for health care planning and resources which examine some common medical practices and approaches and suggest alternatives.
- Support for Caregivers: Practical guidance and spiritual support for caregivers and congregations
- Facing Death: Reflections on loss and grief, end of life conversations, and guidance on memorial services
- Journeys Programs: Cross boundaries, gain insight, and imagine new ways to bring your faith together with your yearning to make a difference in the world.
- Ways to Leave a Tangible or Spiritual Legacy: Resources for creating ethical wills and legacy giving
- Unitarian Universalist Camps, Retreats and Conferences often offer programs that have an older adult focus. Choose a nearby camp or conference center, or visit an one far from home.
- Second Life: an online virtual reality world provides an opportunity for connection, creativity, and worship. UU World managing editor Kenneth Sutton writes about “Going to Church in Second Life” (be sure and check out some of the related resource links about UUs in Second Life). Unitarian Universalist Niela Miller offers space for creative projects on Second Life; find out about her project and how to reach her in a February 2016 article in Fifty Plus Advocate.
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