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Older Adult Ministry

Our goal is to develop strategies which will help inform older adults on a wide variety of topics: those relating to spiritual, physical and mental health, financial concerns, law and retirement issues, housing and transportation matters, volunteer and employment opportunities, and end of life planning.

Retreats and other events planned by the Older Adult Ministry create opportunities to gather and focus on particular age-related issues, with time for worship, learning together and fellowship.


George Whipple, moderator
Lillian Rhudy
Ralph Rhudy

Local Events

Fall Retreat

September 23
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Westminster Canterbury Richmond, Spiritual Center

Join the presbytery's Older Adult Ministry for a morning exploring spirituality, bereavement, and end-of-life issues.

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Regional and National Events

Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network Conference

September 14-15, Grosse Ile, Michigan

What new adventures or hobbies can a new pair of shoes help you undertake? Consider how lacing up a new pair of shoes can help you share your talents with others. Get inspiration from POAMN’s 2023 conference, coming September 14 and 15 in Michigan.

Dementia Friendly Congregations Webinar

October 3, Zoom

Explore the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s as well as normal aging vs. dementia. Look at the 5 key messages about dementia and how to communicate with someone who is facing the challenges of having dementia. Finally, delve into how your congregation can support people with dementia and their caregivers, and create a welcoming environment.


“Life is a gift of God, and aging is a natural part of living, involving the whole life span from birth to death. Older adults are not a different category of persons, but are simply those persons who have traveled further along on the journey.”

Task Force on Older Adult Ministry—2004 General Assembly PC USA 1992