ALOA sponsors and works with other organizations on a variety of events for active older adults. These gatherings provide opportunities for spiritual growth, fellowship and fun in relaxed, inter-Lutheran settings.

Group of older adults

Travel with an ALOA group and enjoy sites of significance or a leisurely cruise with other older adults connected with ALOA. Check out 2 trips coming up in 2025.

  • Caribbean Cruise – January 10-18, 2025 – Four island stops and Dr. Shane Stanford as guest speaker. Read more
  • Passages of the Bible Cruise – September 28-October 11,  2025 – Visit Ephesus, Epgyt, Isreal and Greece. Guest speaker Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz. Read more

Lutherhostels are 4-6 day events held in retreat-like settings. They typically include a study topic, music and worship, along with recreational and fellowship activities.

SeniorFests & ALOAFests

SeniorFests and ALOAFests are single-day events, often co-sponsored by synods, districts, seminaries and other institutions. They include a featured speaker, workshops, music and worship.


A time of enrichment at a camp or conference center exploring God’s calling in the second half of life. 


Occasional events coordinated in regional areas or in partnership with other Older Adult Ministry organizations.