Independence to Interdependence

Seniors in Transition – Highly recommended! This is an excellent 8 week series of classes designed to help people make more pro-active decisions about living options as we age. This link gets you to the website for Bethlehem Lutheran in Santa Rosa, CA (Click on “Seniors in Transition” under “Health Ministry Links” on the left side). This congregation developed the material through a grant from Wheat Ridge Ministries, and it gives a nice look at an active health and wellness ministry in a local congregation. You’ll need to insert your own local resources into the Seniors in Transition material, but it is well put together and adaptable for local use.

Being Mortal book

Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. It seems this book is about end of life – and it is, but it is also a valuable resource on the various care options and strong alternatives, AND the best questions to ask in the process of making decisions about what is next and why.  

Download the Being Mortal discussion guide.

LIV-UP (Lutheran Intentional Village – Upper Pinellas) is a new project of ALOA Florida Region, developed to be a helping hand to older adults who wish to remain in their homes and stay engaged in the community. LIV-UP serves as a virtual village in Upper Pinellas County comprised mainly of volunteers who provide a variety of services to assist adults age 55 or older to successfully “age-in-place”.