Spirituality and Aging

Sacred Space (www.sacredspace.ie) is the daily prayer site of the Irish Jesuits.   It is a great site for reflection and soothing meditation.

Friends of St. John Caregivers (www.fsjc.org) is a site with downloadable materials providing spiritual support for caregivers.

Age Well (www.agewell.com) Look to AgeWell.com as an ongoing resource for new breakthroughs in the science of aging, and for timely, real-world advice from University of Alabama at Birmingham about staying healthy, happy, and safe while the pages of your own life calendar turn.

American Catholic (www.americancatholic.org) is a Franciscan website with daily minute meditations, Sacred Sound bites, and Advent and Lent retreats.

Five Wishes (www.agingwithdignity.org) Five Wishes helps an individual express how they want to be treated if they are seriously ill and unable to speak for themselves.  It deals with all of a person’s needs: medical, personal, emotional, and spiritual.What she wants people to know: “This kind of service helps older people continue to live independently, and stay in their own homes where they’re comfortable and in familiar surroundings, instead of going into a nursing home.What she wants people to know: “This kind of service helps older people continue to live independently, and stay in their own homes where they’re comfortable and in familiar surroundings, instead of going into a nursing home.What she wants people to know: “This kind of service helps older people continue to live independently, and stay in their own homes where they’re comfortable and in familiar surroundings, instead of going into a nursing home.

Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm (www.carmelitesisters.com) is an order of religious sisters devoted to the care of the aged and infirm in a long-term setting. This is their official website.