Aging Wisely

The pastoral care team of Living Word would like to assist you in asking important questions that will help you plan, prepare, and pray your way through aging wisely. Learn what you need to know before you need to know it. Discover what you should decide before you must decide it.
Let’s age wisely together.

 Sun, 10.1.23, 9:30 am, Room 380 - Begin with the End in Mind

Someday someone will be somewhere leading a Celebration of Life service for you.  Are you presently living with that legacy in mind?  What memories are you making?  Are there relationships you need to pursue?  Do you have a life verse or favorite passage of Scripture?  Treasured songs? Assurances you want your family and friends to hear?  Discover the freedom found when thinking through how you want to be remembered and the courage to make better daily choices.  

Sun, 2.4.24, 9:30 am, Room 380 - Peace for Your Loved Ones 

Critical medical decisions are never easy and sometimes happen before we are ready to make them legal or official.  Let’s uncover how clarity of thought on your personal medical wishes will make a difference.  Give your loved ones the gift of peace of mind. 

Sun, 11.5.23, 9:30 am, Room 380 - Money Matters

Physical possessions, resources, assets, and money all too easily become a source of friction, frustration, and division, even in the closest or healthiest of families.  We will offer thoughtful questions for you to work through so you can make wise decisions about your resources now and help reduce the risk of this happening.  

Sun, 3.3.24, 9:30 am, Room 380 - The Resilient Life 

The Bible urges us to “run with perseverance the race that is marked out for us” (Hebrews 12:1).  All too often people grow weary or lose heart (Hebrews 12:3).  In this session we will share practical ways to continue aging wisely and finish the race well. 

Sun, 12.3.23, 9:30 am, Room 380 - The Wonder, Beauty, and Timing of Life 

Sun, 4.7.24, 9:30 am, Room 380 - The Path Forward

Many people spend anxiety-filled days wondering what is going
 to happen as they age.  In this session we will look at Psalms
90 & 139 and celebrate the gift of life.  We will also share how
to position your loved ones for “good-bye for now” as we look
at appropriate preparations for natural stages of life. 
After all we have learned, how do we know if we are on the right path for the uniqueness of each of our lives?   We will learn how to discern wisely the next-best-step to take on our journey.

Meet the Team

Connie Milchling

Director of Pastoral Care & Next Steps

Jeremy Shank

Pastoral Care & Support Pastor