Center for Aging, Religion & Spirituality

Knutson, Lois D. Understanding the Senior Adult.
Copyright 1999. Alban Institute Inc.
(Assessemt instrument is printed in book. Book comes with CD that contains assessment tool that can be modified to individual needs).
ISBN 1-56699-217-6

Fitchett, George. Assessing Spiritual Needs: A Guide For Caregivers.
Copyright 1993. Augusburg Press, Minneapolis, MN

"A Spiritual Tool." Kerrigan, Sr. Ruth, & Harkulich, Joan.
Health Progress Magazine. May 1993

"Tapping Into Something Greater Than Ourselves." Kass, Jared.
Spirituality & Health Magazine. Fall 1996.

Johnson, Richard P. Lessons of Love Learned: My Ongoing Journey in Faith.
Copyright 1998. (Available through:

Johnson, Richard P. The Harvest Is Ready.
Copyright 2000.
(This is a step-by-step strategy for implementing senior adult ministry in a parish. Available through #6 above).

The George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health

(Contact information for Belleville Diocesan Parishes. 3 parishes are listed as representing 3 styles of Senior Adult Ministry).

St. Nicholas Parish, O'Fallon, IL - Parish: 618-632-1797
St. Francis Xavier Parish, Carbondale, IL - Parish: 618-457-4556
St. Theresa Parish, Belleville, IL - Parish: 618-233-3500

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