Gone are the days where senior women are locked into blue dye and short hair cuts, the latter intended to hide thinning hair. In fact, conventional wisdom is out the window when it comes to senior care.
Thanks in part to medical breakthroughs, Americans are living longer today than ever before. According to the US Census Bureau, people age 65 and older will represent over 18 percent of the population by the year 2030–nearly double that of today. And while a longer life expectancy is certainly something to celebrate, it is not without its challenges. According to the Alliance for Health Reform, 20 percent of seniors are living with 5 or more chronic conditions, seeing an average of 14 different physicians and using about 50 prescriptions every year.
As a result of aging, many seniors will eventually require some level of care and assistance with daily living, but they will find it difficult to ask for help. People value their independence and privacy, and they do not want to be a burden on their family and friends.
The Ark Offers:
Each month, the Seasoned Seniors take part in various activities; quarterly a trip or a time of fellowship. We’d love to have you join our active group. If you would like more information regarding the Seasoned Seniors Ministry, or would like to join us in one of the following activities, please contact us (281) 946-9530.
- Provide support to a family experiencing a hospice situation
- Friends calling friends – Seniors Program
- Sewing Club
- Movie Night
- Intercessory prayer