How Churches Can Best Help Senior Members: Resources and Guidance

by Mary Shannon



Senior members of your congregation can provide such a wealth of knowledge and connection to those older generations. When your senior church members are living alone, and with no family nearby, it’s only natural to want to provide them with some extra help every now and then. Knowing how to do so can be a challenge for churches and their members, but this list of helpful senior services and aging resources (presented by Profiles in Catholicism) ) can make helping older members easier.


Resources and Services to Help Keep Seniors Safe and Healthy


Many seniors prefer to age in place. Help keep them safe, comfortable, and healthy in their homes.

Tips and Links to Help Aging Seniors Avoid Stress and Depression


Stress and isolation have a major impact on the mental health of seniors. Look for ways to relieve tension and help them socialize.

Websites and Tools to Help Seniors Stay Connected to Faith


Whether seniors attend church in person or view services online, you can still keep them connected to their faith.

Information to Help Church Families Enhance Senior Lives


Seniors will appreciate the opportunity to enjoy some fun activities.

Reaching out to seniors who are lonely or in need is such a wonderful gift of love and compassion. Hopefully, the resources and tips in this guide will make it much easier for church families to share that love with their senior members, and to share the compassion which makes up the heart of Christianity. Bless you in your efforts and bless the seniors in your church.


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