Webinars

ALOA offers monthly one-hour webinars on specific topics meaningful to older adult ministry leaders in congregations, as well as interested individuals. Each will include an interview with a thought leader working with older adults, and will be archived for future viewing. Scroll down to check out our Archive of previous webinars.

Currently Scheduled Webinars

Each will be 60 minutes max. No charge.

  • May 21, 2020 Webinar – Noon ET
    The Village Model in Faith Communities 
    Learn how congregations can adapt the grassroots, community-based Village Model to serve the older adults in their congregations. Carolyn Ross, Executive Director of Care Connections Network (CCN) will provide details on how, as one of the first faith-based Villages, CCN offers older adults support so that they are able to age in their own homes and communities as they continue lives of purpose and promise. You’ll hear how this social ministry of a congregation has grown into a non-profit organization that serves as a bridge between the congregation and the local community.
    Register in advance: After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email with directions to join the webinar.
  • June 18, 2020 Webinar – Noon ET
    What Makes a Successful Congregation Ministry to Older Adults 

    A panel of individuals reflecting various older adult ministries and areas of the country will discuss what they see as key to older adult ministry in their congregation. Panelists: Shirley Carpenter, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Westfield, New Jersey; Susan Lennartson, Dir. of Adult Ministry, St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi, Minnesota; Tom Perry, Senior Ministry Leader, Trinity Lutheran Church, Mission, Kansas; and Carolyn Ross, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection/Care Connection Network, Huntington Beach, California. Round table discussion will be moderated by Mary Manz Simon. There will be an opportunity for questions.
    Register in advance: After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email with directions to join the webinar.
webinar archive

MOST RECENT
Elders Rising: Ministry with Older Adults on the New Frontier of Aging

DISCIPLESHIP
Life-Long Discipleship: Debbie Streicher & Milestones Ministry

CONGREGATIONAL RESOURCES
Faith Story™: How to Share your Faith Journey
The Lived Experience of Aging in Faith Communities

AGING & CARE RESOURCES
Seniors in Transition: Chrislyn Carson
Supporting Aging Seniors: Chrislyn Carson
Aging Parents and Adult Children with Disabilities

WELLNESS
Life-Long Health & Wellness: Karen Sue Murdy
Caring for Mind, Body & Spirit: Colleen Botcher
Nursing Homes: Finding the Best Long Term Care Facility
Nursing Homes: Promoting Quality of Care AND Quality of Life