Abuse of the elderly come in many forms, unfortunately, and refers to actions that are knowingly, intentionally, or acts of negligence to an older adult to cause harm or put them in a risk of harm.

ENCORE Ministry invites all Tennessee Conference pastors, staff, and/or volunteer leaders related to older adult ministries in the local church to complete an Older Adult Ministry survey. With your input, the ENCORE Ministry Committee will identify exemplary older adult ministry for annual conference awards and the information will be added to Best Practices on this website. Thank you. To open …

A resolution changing the official date for the Golden Cross Sunday offering to the second Sunday in September passed by a majority vote at the 53rd session of the Tennessee Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church held September 19. In past years, the offering was taken on the second Sunday in May. “While churches can observe Golden Cross Sunday …

As Christians, and especially as United Methodists, we are all too often painfully aware of our differences. Our socioeconomic backgrounds, gender, race, sexual orientation, professions, interests, and beliefs may separate us. Even attitudes and beliefs about aging and the elderly can fragment us. We all age differently.

Beersheba Springs Assembly has announced that the 2020 Christmas at Beersheba Springs for older adults is cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. Dates for 2021 have been set.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging all individuals who are without contraindications to receive the influenza vaccine for the 2020 – 2021 flu season, saying it is even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic than in normal years.

Looking for something to fill and fulfill your time?
The Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee (COA) needs volunteers to make calls from the safety of your home to area businesses to update the next edition of the COA Directory of Services. Senior Ride Nashville is looking for volunteers to call an older neighbor each week to provide friendly conversation, social stimulation, and offer errand support as needed.

While shopping online is more convenient these days, the recent increase has also presented an increased opportunity for scammers. To read more about how to protect your money and sensitive personal information, click here.