“The Child and Aging Adults”—Updated Resource Handbook articles

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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.

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