Our nation is aging. The “graying of America” is a reality in all areas of life, the result of three persistent trends: we are living longer; there are fewer births; and “the boomer generation” will swell the ranks of seniors by 76 million over the next 25 years.

ALOA was formed in the early 1990’s by a group of LCMS (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod) and ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) church leaders to help prepare the church for “the age wave.” ALOA’s initial focus was:

  • To help congregations strengthen their ministry with older adults
  • To encourage older adults to affirm their gifts and use those gifts in service

Over time, we added another important element:

  • To¬†support adults age 50 and above as they embrace the second half of life.

ALOA today is inter-Lutheran, national, volunteer driven and engaged in service, education and advocacy.

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