ALOA Videos – Short format videos on topics important to older adults were created to be discussion starters. See health & wellness topics here.
Blue Zones – A resource that expands on the “Power of 9” – 9 lessons from six places in the world where people are living the longest. It includes discussion of “Blue Zone Projects” – communities, large and small, that are intentionally trying to become Blue Zones (places like Fort Worth, TX and Albert Lea, MN). Perhaps your church could become the spark for community wide action in your town/city.
Start an exercise club in your church. Use your local YMCA as a resource for potential leaders and a list of age appropriate exercises, or maybe you have a Silver Sneakers location near you, or check out their list of 9 best exercise types for older adults.
Health and Wellness workshops – Brain Gain, Giving God Our Best. Led by Mark Schoepp, Executive Director or ALOA, focused on practical application of current brain research. Suitable for local, regional and national presentations. Contact the ALOA office.
Aging Grace – by Tom Hafer; Tom is a Minister and Physical Therapist at Gulf Coast Village in southern FL. The book is an excellent exploration of connecting health life with faith life all life long. His tag line is “Caring for yourself to better care for others”.
Short format videos on topics important to older adults were created to be discussion starters. The Bible icon indicates those that have a related Bible study that can be easily downloaded and reproduced for congregational class or small group study.
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