Elder Focus Task Force

Elder Focus TF

 The Elder Focus Task Force

(Temporarily on Hiatus)


In the Business of Dying: Questioning the Commercialization of Hospice,

by Joshua Perry and Rob Stone


End of Life Documents from Workshop May 3, 2015


The task force purposes and goals are to reach out to elders in the church and respond to their needs; encourage elders to contribute wisdom to the rest of us and improve later years for all elders. Current are of focus  are: Hearing and making sure that no one feels isolated because of hearing difficulties; housing subcommittee to enhance options in Monroe County for safe, affordable senior housing that supports a quality life.

Current projects:

  • Housing models and options for seniors – Sue Medland
  • Hearing and isolation –  Jenae McElwain

Activities this year:

  • Fall T. C. Steele tour
  • Pulpit presentation from Esther Hurlburt about Loneliness and Elders
  • Columbus Architectural Tour
  • Co-sponsor “Consider the Conversation”
  • Annual tea honoring elders
  • Tour of UU Artists’ Homes as a way to get our elders together
  • Helped with hearing test that was done by phone
  • Helped sponsor ARE class Aging as as Spiritual Practice
  • Created (wove) Spirit Rugs for the Spirit Play Curriculum

Meetings are held monthly following the Women’s Alliance, on the first Thursday.

Volunteer to help make our congregation a better place for our elderly – Barb Backler bbackler@nullgmail.com


 SJ Month April

Task Force Application 2014-15 for more details.