Christian responses to 21st Century demographics

CHRISTIAN RESPONSES TO 21st CENTURY DEMOGRAPHICS

As life expectancy increases, there are new challenges for us as Christians. Growing Old Grace-fully seeks to provide opportunities to explore these in a safe and supportive environment

GROWING A DEMENTIA FRIENDLY PARISH

How should we behave towards people with dementia when they come to join in church services? This is a difficult area for many people and needs sensitive treatment.

FACING THE LOSSES OF LATER LIFE

As we live longer and grow older we can find that our life is constricted in various ways. How do we approach this positively? How do we prepare to face our own death?

Across the Diocese of Leeds

Welcoming Older People: ideas for and from parishes

Welcoming Older People: ideas for and from parishes

We are delighted that our Guide for parishes on learning from and caring for older people is now available to download (you need to register). This Guide is free and contains practical ideas and case studies to support church communities in valuing older people and benefiting from their gifts. We are going on tour round the Diocese to launch the Guide and circulate printed copies. To find out more or book a short session, please email Rachel at growing.old.gracefully@dioceseofleeds.org.uk .
Is your parish dementia friendly?

Is your parish dementia friendly?

Find out more about how your Parish can respond sensitively to people with dementia.
Events Calendar

Events Calendar

Oct
10
Tue
Sporting Memories Group, Leeds @ Leeds Central Library
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sporting Memories Network support older people across the UK living with dementia, depression and in social isolation by engaging them in social activities and helping them to recall memories of watching or playing sport. By sharing memories of sporting moments and tapping into a passion for sport they help people to connect with others and with their past, reawakening positive thoughts and feelings that otherwise may remain hidden.

Here is a poster Leeds Central Library for their new session which happens every Thursday at Leeds Central Library in the Tiled Hall Café 11 am until 12 noon. It is free for people to attend and anyone over the age of 50 is welcome.  They actively encourage family carers to attend and get involved in these sessions too.