Ageism, Spirituality, and Older Adults

Day Retreat

Due to circumstances beyond the planning team's control, this event is being rescheduled to Fall 2023. The planning team is contacting everyone who registered to inform them of this change. We look forward to sharing the new date with you soon.

Join in a day of fellowship, learning, food, and worship as we explore the topics of ageism and spirituality.

The day begins with a continental breakfast, music, and a devotion. An informative keynote speaker and workshops follow. During lunch, make new friends from churches throughout POJ’s region. Learn what others are doing in their churches.

This event is for anyone who identifies as an “older adult” or those who minister to them. We welcome pastors, educators, elders, and all those interested in enhancing their spirituality and exploring ageism.



Dr. Tracey Gendron
Dr. Tracey Gendron is chair of Virginia Commonwealth University's Department of Gerontology and director of the Virginia Center on Aging. She authored Ageism Unmasked: Exploring Age Bias and How to End it. Learn more about Tracey.

Adrienne Knight
Adrienne Knight is lead for worship and media at Knox Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland. She also serves as conference chair for the Presbyterian Older Adult Ministry Network.


Older Adult Ministry is excited to engage in ministry throughout the presbytery. The ministry welcomes volunteers interested in joining the team to plan more opportunities for fellowship and enrichment.

Event details

8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Camp Hanover, Wise Lodge
3163 Parsleys Mill Rd
Mechanicsville, VA 23111


Contact Older Adult Ministry for more information.