ENCORE Ministries

ENCORE Ministries is a new, valuable resource that is now available in the Tennessee Conference to help congregations meet the needs of the fastest growing demographic group in our conference.  And, because this ministry is funded by a grant from the Golden Cross Foundation, there is no cost to congregations or districts for its service. More About ENCORE

Nashville Public Television: Aging Matters | Abuse & Exploitation

NPT videoIt is estimated that one in ten adults over the age of 60 is a victim. But the truth is we don’t know for certain how many older adults are suffering from abuse. In the eighth edition of Aging Matters, Nashville Public Television explores the issues behind elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. Learn More



Legal Needs Assessment of TN Citizens 60+

The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (TCAD) is conducting a Legal Needs Assessment of Tennessee citizens age 60 and over.

scam alert

Scam of the Month (May 2017) Card Skimming Theft and How to Protect Yourself

Debit/credit card skimming is on the rise because it is easy for scammers. It is difficult to detect because the criminals place a skimming device over existing card reader slots.

Retire-To Volunteering

Retire-To Volunteering Podcast

Host Ed Zinkiewicz uncovers engaging—sometimes surprising, but never dull— volunteer opportunities available to retirees. Interviewing volunteers and volunteer coordinators each week, Ed highlights the meaningful contributions volunteers make and also the rewards volunteers receive.

Cathy Maxwell

Understanding Frailty – a Church Presentation

My name is Cathy Maxwell and my work at Vanderbilt School of Nursing centers around helping older adults to understand the concept of frailty and the influence of frailty on falls, injury and outcomes.

Lipscomb University

Certificate in Aging Services Leadership

I recently received information from Lipscomb University in Nashville about a new Certificate in Aging Services Leadership. In my working with various United Methodist congregations in the Tennessee Conference as the Director of ENCORE Ministries, I have heard leaders ask about advanced training in the field of aging and where they can receive such training.

Why Older Adult Ministry?

I want to briefly explore eight reasons why our denomination and local congregations should be intentional in ministries by, with, and for older adults.