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Caregiving Resources A library of information to address caregiving concerns

Research  Learn how aging and caregiving issues affect faith organizations

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 Learn how issues related to Caregiving are affecting congregations:


How are congregations providing care across the nation? What issues arise as congregations experience more caregiving needs?

Aging in America

An aging population can affect churches in profound ways.  Get insights on the impact of an aging society.




Working Caregivers  

Remember, a church is an employer tooCaregiving responsibilities affect millions of workers and their employers. Many congregations forget that they employ many folks who might need help. Read how you can help support your working caregivers during this difficult time.

Mr Dabney, in the third pew, may not be asleep.


“I'm just resting my eyes.“

This is not always a cover-up for falling asleep. As congregations age, clergy and staff need to be more aware of age-related health issues.

The prevalence of vision impairment doubles between the age groups of 55-64 year olds and those 65+.  Also, nearly one third of adults 55+ suffers from hearing impairment. And, men 55-64 are affected at twice the rate of women.

 Think about these simple facts in the context of your congregation and ask yourself how this affects your organization. From your physical facility to your music choice, from bulletin designs to ministry opportunities - an aging congrgation impacts you.

The latest National Health Statistics Report from the Center for Disease Control provides fascinating data on everything from chronic diseases to physical impairments to health-related behavior.  Data are broken down by age braket, sex, race, poverty level and other useful criteria.

For more illuminating statistics that can provide insights into your congregation's needs,

 Click for National Health Statistics Report

Caregivers Handbook

This handy guide provides resources, checklists and worksheets
 - all in one place.