A special emphasis week for those 65 and above was adopted by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly in 1992. This annual event is observed in the first full week of May. In 2024, the celebration begins May 5 with Older Adult Sunday. Begin planning your celebration of older adults now.

Older Adult Month Resources

POAMN Planning Guides

POAMN produces an annual guide with program ideas and resources for celebrating older adults in your congregation and community. Check out the 2024 guide for program ideas and volunteer opportunities for older adults. Become a member to receive a free copy by mail.


2024 Worship Service

Rev. Burnetta Armour, pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Cleveland, GA, designed a service around the theme of the journey of life. The liturgy ideas, prayers, and resources can be used in a congregational worship or may be adapted for a retirement community or other setting. Look for other worship ideas in past Planning Guides.

Worship Liturgy and Celebration Ideas QuickSheet

The PMA Office of Christian Formation compiled worship resources and ideas from past POAMN planning guides, congregational experiences, and Faith Formation leaders who are in ministry with older adults. Explore these ideas for celebrating and lifting up the older adults in your community.

POAMN Newsletters and Emails

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Older Adult Ministry Grants

Need help funding an older adult ministry project? POAMN members may apply for funds from our Opportunities in Older Adult Ministry Grants.


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POAMN events are open to participants from any denomination or faith tradition


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