The objective of this resource it to enable a small planning group – a Team – to reflect on and plan for ways in which a parish community can come to a better understanding of this rich resource living in their midst: the increasing number of those growing older. It attempts to address the issue of Growing Old Gracefully by covering Pastoral care for older people and the processes for reflecting on ageing.
It is produced in a format that encourages easy duplication of materials as they are required.
The resource is arranged in four parts:
- Some insights into Pastoral Care for Older People
- Some Processes to Help Reflection on Ageing
- Guidelines for Establishing a Team to introduce some of these insights to the local community
- References and Resources that could prove helpful for the Team