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February 2021 Newsletter

Reaching, serving and empowering older people Welcome to this February Faith in Later Life newsletter where we will be sharing updates and news, signposting to new resources, and highlighting opportunities...

Continuing during COVID

A blog post by Church Champion, Ruth Ranger.     My work as a Community Engagement Officer for the Christian charity Pilgrims’ Friend Society (PFS) means that I am able...

What is the Fourth Age?

Celebrating the Fourth Age and Valuing the Contributions of Older People     Those in the fourth age are in their eighties, nineties and centenarians. Many commentators refer to the...

Reaching Out to Care Homes

Genie is in her eighties and lives in a sheltered housing residential home. She has a strong faith in Jesus and has always attended church, but always felt shy about...

Does My Church Value Older People?

In 2019, almost one in five of the UK population (18%) were aged over 65. This is likely to increase over the next 40 years to one in four. The...

Care Home Placements: Advice for Individuals and Churches

With the average age of church members increasing in most churches and the numbers of those in the fourth age rising, the likelihood of members needing to find an appropriate...