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Aging and Faith with Missy Buchanan

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Aging is God's plan for the spiritual journey of life, and this page is meant to be a resource for older adults and those who love and care for them. Follow Missy Buchanan, author of two books, "Living with Purpose in a Worn-Out Body: Spiritual Enouragement for Older Adults" and "Talking with God in Old Age: Meditations and Psalms," both published by Upper Room Books, as she reflects on issues of aging and faith with compassion, grace, and solidarity. Website: http://www.missybuchanan

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Thinking about death may seem depressing, but most older adults of faith want to discuss their end-of-life preferences with family members. Nancy Starnes, Family Service Representative of Rest Haven Funeral Home in Rockwall, TX, will share... more

Author Leigh Lowden knows what it is to have your life changed by an 87 year-old Alzheimers patient. Tune in to hear her story and discover God in unlikely situations.

The Golden Years should be more than a daily calendar of activities that just fill the time for older adults. Hear Jan Williams , Activities Director for the Arbor House Assisted Living, tell how she approaches her job as a ministry.

Linda Douty, author of the new book, Praying in the Messiness of Life, will share thoughts about how one's prayer life relates to the aging journey.

Hear Danny Mack, Chaplain of Christian Care Center in Mesquite, TX, complete his list of seven mistakes adult children often make regarding their aging parent.

Well-intentioned adult children often wonder why the relationship with their aging parent isn't working. Danny Mack, Chaplain of Christian Care Center in Mesquite, TX has some ideas and will tackle this important topic.

Amy Hanson, PhD, is a speaker, teacher, writer and consultant who is passionate about motivating church leaders to engage older adults. She will be our featured guest and will share ideas from her new book: Baby Boomers and Beyond:... more

Bioethicist Viki Kind will share insight into making tough caregiving decisions, from promises made to aging parents to end-of-life decisions. She is author of "Caregiver's Path to Compassionate Decision Marking: Making Choices for... more

Julie Yarbrough, author of "Inside the Broken Heart: Grief Understanding for Widows and Widowers" will return to talk about how to deal with grief during the holidays. As the widow of Rev. Leighton Farrell, formerly the Senior Minister of... more

Live from the national AARP convention in Orlando, Florida! This special segment of Aging and Faith will feature guest Jack Hansen, author of Shaping a Life of Significance for Retirement. Jack will share tips about how best to transition from... more
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