Two updated articles dealing with children and youth and aging adults are now available from the Orthodox Church in America’s Department of Christian Service and Humanitarian Aid [CSHA].
“Our youth, from preschoolers to college students, benefit from interactions with older adults,” said Donna Karabin, CSHA chairperson. “Unfortunately, many aspects of modern-day life keep these diverse age groups from being a part of each others lives.”
The articles suggest ways an intergenerational focus can become a part of every parish community.
“Older adults are more likely to be active when they are with younger people, and the engagement also increases their sense of self-worth,” Ms. Karabin continued. “In turn, young people can gain valuable knowledge and skills during time spent with older adults. They may also develop a deeper appreciation of different generations and an increased capacity for compassion.”
Additional articles on Senior Life are available in the Resource Handbook for Ministries.