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January 23, 2020

Too Old For This Church? / Alzheimer's

A church in Minnesota is asking its members older than 60 years old to worship elsewhere while the church closes to "reset" and welcome younger families. A church memo to members asks that those over 60 reapply for church membership in two years. Thoughts? Is age of attenders really that big of an issue for some churches? Have you seen this yourself? How important is a "multigenerational local church"? 

Opinion column: Your Church Needs Boomers: How a hyper-focus on “attracting the young” can sideline the aging faithful - by Michelle Van Loon at Christianity Today

We also hear from Dr. Edward G. Shaw, co-author of the book, Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade: The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer's Journey (book review).

Plus, check out the upcoming Moody Estate Planning Seminars coming to Naples, Sarasota, Lakeland, and Tampa. 

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Dr. Edward G. Shaw
Dr. Edward G. Shaw

Dr. Edward G. Shaw

Edward G. Shaw, MD, MA, is dually trained as a physician and a mental health counselor. He is the primary care partner for his wife, Rebecca, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease at age 54. He was a practicing radiation oncologist for 23 years. In 2010, inspired by Rebecca's journey, his medical interest shifted to dementia diagnosis and treatment, and with his additional training in mental health counseling, he founded the Memory Counseling Program that is now part of Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. His moving personal story of caring for his wife, coupled with his innovative use of the five love languages in dementia counseling, inspired the central message of Keeping Love Alive as Memories Fade: The 5 Love Languages and the Alzheimer's Journey.

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