Aging Gracefully

Spiritual Care for Aging Adults

by Dr. Samuel White III



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/27/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 146
ISBN : 9781973626404
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 146
ISBN : 9781973626428
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 146
ISBN : 9781973626411

About the Book

Aging Gracefully: Spiritual Care for the Aging Adults is an excellent resource for pastors, chaplains, social workers, nurses, physicians, geriatric workers, health aides, and caregivers who serve aging adults. It provides information on how to conduct a spiritual assessment, render spiritual care, develop a spiritual care group for aging adults and spiritual self-care tips for caregivers and healthcare providers. This is a must-read for everyone who is caring for an elderly person who wants to age gracefully.

“Reverend White has crafted a valuable guide for helping caregivers learn how to engage in meaningful spiritual dialogue with aging adults, so they may reflect on their own life and purpose.”
—Mary Kummer Naber, President/CEO, PACE Southeast Michigan
“Dr. White’s contribution will serve as a welcome reference resource to those dedicated to the loving care of the elderly.”
—Rev. Dr. Kenneth E. Harris, President, Ecumenical Theological Seminary, Senior Pastor, Detroit Bible Tabernacle
“There is no doubt that this book will impact all who read it whether an aging adult, personal caregiver or healthcare providers who have chosen caring for this population as their calling.”
—Gwendolyn Graddy-Dansby, M.D., F.A.C.P. Medical Director, PACE Southeast Michigan
“Dr. White skillfully and succinctly describes the existential needs of the elderly in this simple, but spectacular read. Summarizing empirical research, quotes from the brilliant, vast personal experience, and alliterative aids, he provides a comprehensive guide for primary spiritual care for both families and professional caregivers.”
—Evan Fonger, M.D., PACE Southeast Michigan
“Dr. Samuel White, III has authored a comprehensive yet practical handbook for health care professionals and even family members caring for aging adults.”
—Sue Hammel, RN, BSN, PACE Southeast Michigan, Director of Operations- West
“As a social worker for PACE, I highly recommend this book to my co-workers, friends, family members who work in the health care industry.”
—Linda Bazzy, LMSW, PACE Southeast Michigan
“Aging Gracefully tells how a positive spiritual or religious attitude can enhance the aging process and a support group.”
—M. McBride, Coordinator, Senior/Retiree Program

About the Author

Dr. Samuel White, III is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, Pastor of Friendship Baptist Church, Professor of the Ecumenical Theological Seminary, and Spiritual Care Coordinator of the PACE of Southeast Michigan which cares for over 700 seniors. Moreover, Dr. White was a hospice chaplain for over 20 years serving the terminally ill and their families. Dr. White has spent his professional life doing ministry for the aged, dying, underprivileged, and the spiritually and emotionally challenged. He is a “doctor of souls” who addresses spiritual illness with biblical scholarship and pastoral sensitivity. His seven books are available online or his website