Observed on June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day provides an opportunity for church leaders and congregations to promote dialogue and action on the issues of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Throughout the year, AgeWell educates older adults about scams and provides the education and tools needed to prevent additional victims. This month, we share the Social Security Administration’s tips for keeping your money and personal information safe. Slam the scam!

Since its inception in 2013, ENCORE Ministry has awarded more than $1 million in grants to 130 congregations and organizations in the TWK Conference. Grant money has helped fund a variety of projects benefitting older adults throughout the conference.

It’s no surprise that John Rivas’s love for his own family and his desire to help other families plan their financial legacies are two of the three most important aspects of his life. The third may be unexpected.

Firefighter/Paramedic Scott Brotherton and Lieutenant/AEMT Daron Standifird from the Nolensville Fire Department trained Ebenezer UMC members on how to perform CPR and correctly use a defibrillator. Part of the defibrillator cost was offset by an Older Adult Community Service grant from ENCORE Ministry. 

ENCORE Ministry grant helps rebuild four homes for low-Income senior adults in Waverly, Tennessee.

ENCORE Ministry grant helps make Beersheba Springs Assembly personal retreat lodging more accessible for older adults and guests with mobility issues.

Kent McNish, founding Executive Director of ENCORE Ministry, will retire at the end of 2023 according to the ministry’s board of directors.