Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Author Encourages Older Adults' Faith

from Christian Newswire
by; Janice Neely

NASHVILLE, U.S.A. May 17, 2010 /Christian Newswire/ -- Missy Buchanan is a woman on a mission to spread the news that aging is part of God's plan for the journey of life. In honor of Older Adult Month, Buchanan chose May to launch her new show on BlogTalkRadio, "Aging and Faith with Missy Buchanan." Her next live show will be Tuesday, May 25th at 3:00 p.m. CST. Buchanan's program is meant to be a resource for older adults and those who love and care for them.

As a middle-aged adult, Buchanan attributes her passion and mission to her experiences with her parents, who struggled physically in their later years. When they moved to an independent living facility, Buchanan visited her parents for several hours each day to help them with specific needs. Along the way she built relationships with other residents of her parents' facility.

"All around me," Buchanan remarks, "I saw a huge need for spiritual nourishment and for families and churches to more fully empathize with the feelings of aging loved ones--both the joys and the challenges. These people were desperate to hear that their lives still mattered--that they still had value." Unfortunately, too often, the attitude toward homebound adults is, "Out of sight, out of mind." more story at