Encore Ministry

Provides training and support, quality resources, and networking to equip church leaders for ministry by, with, and for older adults.
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Older Adult Ministry Webinar

Since 2015, ENCORE Ministry has provided consultations, training, support, resources, and grant funding. This 30-minute webinar provides an overview of ENCORE Ministry, including the many matching grant opportunities available to Tennessee-Western Kentucky churches.

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Glencliff United Methodist Church

In south Nashville, Glencliff United Methodist Church is taking steps to address issues of homelessness by building micro homes for adults experiencing homelessness. Thanks to a $60,000 grant from  ENCORE Ministry, two of the microhomes are earmarked to house older adults.

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Free Programs and Resources Related to Older Adult Care

Free workshops and programs featuring topics ranging from defining dementias, caregiver support, transitions in care, advanced directives, disaster planning, legal issues, and mental health support are available from the TN Department of Health and The University of Tennessee Chattanoog School of Nursing.

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Advance Care Planning Tips

Advance care planning is important for adults at any age. During an emergency or at the end of life, you or your loved ones may not be capable of making decisions about medical care.

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What’s Your Personal Mission Statement?

On my desk is a small, unframed piece of paper. While the edges are frayed and the once-white paper is yellowing, it provides an important focus for living my days. It reminds me of who I am and what I hope to become.

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