Songs of the Faith by Andrew Wileman

Hand raised in worship

Songs of the Faith A series of 7 talks, written by Andrew Wileman, Asst Director of Older People’s Services, Salvation Army for the Daily Hope phone line with Faith in Later Life. Thank you to the Salvation Army and Daily Hope for sharing this with us.

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Brain and Soul Boosting for Seniors at Christmas 2021

The Brain and Soul Boosting for Seniors series was developed by Pilgrims’ Friend Society to stimulate mental and spiritual health in older people meeting in small groups. This special version has been adapted especially for use at Christmas. Questions prompt thoughts and discussions about the season, and there are activities that everyone will enjoy. It…

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Silver Sunday 2021

Silver Sunday 2021 is on Sunday 3rd October, if you’re planning an event to celebrate, Silver Sunday have produced a toolkit of resources to help bring your plans to life. Thank you to Silver Sunday for sharing this with us.

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International Day of Older People 2021 Resource

The United Nations has set October 1st as International Day of Older Persons. To help you celebrate your older people around this time, The Salvation Army have put together this resource. Each of us are on our own personal journey of ageing but this does not diminish the fact that with age comes wisdom and…

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Loneliness in Older People – Guidance

Written for Faith in Later Life by Professor Keith Brown and Karen Grimshaw, and endorsed by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Longevity, this guidance resource expertly sets the context of loneliness amongst older people (in the UK) as well as the work that Christian organisations are involved in in this area, and shares helpful…

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Prayer Week resource 2021

Faith in Later Life and Pilgrims’ Friend Society are marking our annual Prayer Week from 12th-18th September, after a particularly difficult year for older people and those that care for them. Use this resource to join us in praying for older people and the issues that impact them, and share it to encourage others to…

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Preparing to Say Goodbye

This guided conversation tool aims to help you talk with people who are approaching the end of their lives and are thinking about preparing for their final goodbyes. It can also be used to help those facing the death of someone close to them, no matter how far ahead or uncertain this may be. Thank you to Time…

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Singing by Heart

Courtesy of the Salvation Army, Singing by Heart is a short document describing and advocating churches to form groups for older people, and those with dementia, where singing is a major part. Singing has been well documented as being beneficial for those suffering with dementia.

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