Webinars offer help in working with older adults

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Clergy, laity and professionals seeking a spiritual framework for their work with older adults will benefit from Faith and Aging, a new webinar series from The Upper Room that began this month.

Scheduled on four successive Tuesdays beginning Oct. 9, the series is hosted by the Rev. Jerry Haas, spiritual director for The Upper Room, a division of the General Board of Discipleship. Each session will be presented by Upper Room and Discipleship Resources authors who are experts in the field.

The series is designed for clergy or laity dealing with older adult ministries in local churches, professionals working with an older adult population in any field and individuals seeking a view of aging that is rooted in the Christian faith.

The first webinar on Oct. 9 was presented by Missy Buchanan, author of Don’t Write My Obituary Just Yet. Sessions are webcast live from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Central Daylight Saving Time). The remaining webinars are:

• “Aging and Life’s Transitions,” presented on Oct. 16 by Dan Moseley, author of Lose, Love, Live

• “Aging as Spiritual Journey,” co-presented on Oct. 23 by Richard Morgan and Jane Thibault, authors of Pilgrimage into the Last Third of Life

• “Aging and Ministry to the Church,” presented on Oct. 30 by Richard Gentzler, author of Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century

Registration for a single webinar session is $14.95. Recorded versions of the webinars will be available after each live event at the same rate.

High-speed internet access is required for the live events, which are being offered in partnership with United Methodist Communications.

To register, visit www.upperroom.org/events/59, or contact Sharon Conley at (615) 340-7525 or by email at sconley@GBOD.org.

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