'Aging Well' Barna research journal now available
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October 17, 2023

Did you know that most retirees are Christians and not churchgoers? 

According to research, older generations feel that they have something to contribute but few feel valued. A data-informed strategy can help individuals, families, caregivers, and churches reach this age group. 

Because of this, Worship Anew partnered with Barna Group to create a research journal, called “Aging Well.” This journal features statistics and research about aging adults to help empower churches, families, and those caring for older generations with more information on serving them well.

The journal is now available to purchase at https://shop.barna.com

“In serving the aging population, we reach people experiencing some of life’s most difficult circumstances,” said Matthew Leighty, Worship Anew’s executive director. “As we investigated the needs of the aging population, we quickly realized that, while significant studies have been conducted on the faith life of younger generations, the same is not true for older generations. Given Barna Group’s almost 40 years of experience in researching the Church and the needs of believers, they were the logical choice to conduct this important research.” 

The journal provides charts, statistics, and a breakdown of the data to help readers make an informed strategy for interactions with aging adults. 

For Worship Anew, the research will continue to support the work of providing resources to strengthen and support the spiritual, mental, and physical well-being of aging adults and those who minister and care for them.