Adult and Older Adult Ministry Council

The following are resource links of non-profit organizations that provide services for older adults and their families.  It is our hope that this resource list will be helpful for local church pastors and staff when they receive questions from church members and those in the community.

This list should not be considered an endorsement of any of the listed organizations by the Older Adult Ministry Council of the United Methodist Church in Arkansas of by the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church. It is provided as a resource only.

Health Resources

Transportation Resources

Housing Resources

Food Need Resources

Financial Resources

Spiritual Resources

  • General Board of Discipleship: A variety of webinars and face-to-face workshops/retreats connecting those in ministry (lay and clergy) to topics of interest.  http://www.gbod.org/
  • BeADisciple:  Online workshops related to faith topics, led by trained facilitators.  http://www.beadisciple.com/
  • Aging & Faith:  Facebook page maintained by United Methodist author and speaker Missy Buchanan who writes “Aging is God’s plan for the spiritual journal of life.  The Aging & Faith page is meant to be a resource for older adults and those who love and care for them.  Visit Missy’s website, blog or follow her on Twitter: @MissyMuchanan.  http://www.pbs.org/lifepart2/watch/season-2/spirituality-and-aging

Education Resources

  • AARP Health Care:  A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization available to people 50 and older that provides tips on Medicare, insurance, long term care, health discounts, tools and resources for members of AARP.      http://www.aarphealthcare.com/home.html
  • LifeQuest of Arkansas:  A nonprofit agency in Little Rock whose mission is to enhance life’s journey into the middle and later years through life-long learning and meaningful volunteerism within the community. http://www.lifequestofarkansas.org/
  • Oscher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI): OLLI at the University of Arkansas in northwest Arkansas offers a variety of courses and special events to its members.  Adults over 50 experience a lively learning environment and explore intellectual and cultural topics of interest, share their experiences and talents and make new friends.  http://olli.uark.edu/
  • Arkansas Extended Learning Center:  A variety of classes from adults of all ages; most classes are located in central Arkansas.  http://extendedlearning.org/
  • American Society on Aging (ASA):  Charged with developing leadership, knowledge and skills to address the challenges and opportunities of a diverse aging society.  http://www.asaging.org/hall-fame-award
  • Road Scholar:  Educational travel adventures created by Elderhostel, the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.  http://www.roadscholar.org/
  • Shepherd’s Center:  A nonprofit agency in North Little Rock whose mission is to enhance life’s journey into the middle and later years through life-long learning and meaningful volunteerism within the community.        http://www.manta.com/c/mmy418d/shepherd-s-center-north-little-rock
  • South Central Center on Aging (SCCOA):  Seeks to provide quality, evidence-based geriatric care and education to citizens in the Pine Bluff area.  http://aging.uams.edu/?id=8345&sid=6
  • Texarkana Regional Center on Aging (TRCA):  Seeks to provide quality, evidence-based geriatric care and education to citizens in the Texarkana area.   http://aging.uams.edu/?id=8123&sid=6
  • Center on Aging Northeast:  The mission of Center on Aging Northeast is to be the regional resource for older adults, families, health care professional and the community, advocating wellness, education and quality care. http://www.centeronagingne.com/info_who_we_are.php
  • Mruk Family Education Center on Aging:    Mruk Family Education Center on Aging (MFECOA) is dedicated to helping you live a longer and healthier life. The MFECOA provides educational programs, resources and healthcare services to older adults and their families to help them address aging issues.  https://www.baxterregional.org/upages.php?id=99

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