One Hope

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9:00 am – 5:00 pm  EST

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One Hope is NCBAM’s dedicated outreach to offer a spiritual response to social isolation and loneliness that affects many of North Carolina’s seniors. The outreach features the NCBAM Hope Line where trained volunteers encourage callers with a friendly voice and compassionate ear. To learn more click the button below:

Wise Up Enrichment Workshops

NCBAM team members offer more than 40 basic classes and evidence-based programs to senior adult ministries.

Workshop Descriptions

CAREGIVING

SOS for Caregivers This class focuses on the challenges of caregiving as well as coping techniques to assist in dealing with the day-to-day care of an aging adult. Participants learn ways to reduce stress and to handle feelings of being overwhelmed and frustrated.

Caring for the Caregiver: “At the end of the day, who cares for the caregiver?” This presentation examines the daily concerns of the caregiver, some of the frustrations they face, and takes a look at resources and ideas that the caregiver can take advantage of to maintain and improve their lives–emotionally, physically and spiritually. Implementing these practices will be a win-win for the caregiver and the person who needs the care.

The Five Love Languages for Caregivers: Discerning the primary love language of another and communicating in that language allows love and concern to be shown most fluently. In this interactive workshop based on principles from “The Five Love Languages” by Dr. Gary Chapman, participants will learn their own primary and secondary love languages. Participants will also learn ways that the principles from the book can be utilized to improve the care of aging adults in any setting.

HEALTHY AGING

Benefits of Volunteerism in Aging Adults:   This presentation shares health (mental and physical) benefits of volunteering as an aging adult.  The class offers suggestions for serving in your community with a focus on inter-generational connections

Better Sleep BINGO!: If a great night’s sleep is something you only dream of, play Better Sleep Bingo to learn 25 tips for getting better ZZZZZs.

The Five Love Languages for Aging Adults:  Discerning the primary love language of another and communicating that language allows love and concern to be shown most fluently. In this author-endorsed interactive workshop based on principles from “The Five Love Languages” by Dr. Gary Chapman, participants will learn their own love languages. Participants will also learn ways that the principles from this book can be utilized to improve communication in any setting.

Reducing Stress in the Golden Years:  The aging process can include stress-inducing challenges such as chronic illnesses, grief and financial struggles. Participants learn ways to de-stress their lives, how faith and humor can help, as well as practical solutions for a better night’s sleep.

Soul Stretch:  This exercise class offers a unique way to nurture your spirit while also nurturing the health of your body. Classes focus on flexibility and balance issues for aging adults and include Scripture meditations.

 

INTERGENERATIONAL MINISTRY

Two Peas in a Pod – Similarities between Aging Adults and Teenagers Be amazed discovering the similarities between teens and aging adults. Compare the emotional and psychological needs that lead these two age groups to support and celebrate each other.

Generation to Generation: The Church as an Heirloom: This workshop explores the six generations present in the church and how the “personalities” of each generation differ. Rather than sitting aging adults on a shelf and admiring them as a special heirloom, learn ways your church can greater utilize the tremendous strengths of its aging adults.

INTRODUCTION TO NCBAM

Up, Up, But Not Away!: Working to meet the many and varied needs of aging adults is rewarding, but can lead to burnout and compassion fatigue for frontline employees or volunteers. Participants will learn practical tips for lifting morale and concrete tips for increasing effectiveness, productivity and client satisfaction.

In Good Faith: Co-Laborers For Aging Adults: Faith-based groups and government agencies realize that no one entity can meet all the needs of aging adults. Learn how NCBAM has established strategic cooperative partnerships with government and community agencies to create programs that enable aging adults and their families to live as independently as possible.

NCBAM Brief Overview: A brief overview of the history, vision, purpose and on-going ministry of NCBAM. This brief overview is appropriate for pastors’ conferences, church staff meetings, or other venues where time is li ed.

Together We Serve: This workshop brings awareness to the growth and needs of the aging population. “Neighbor Helping Neighbor” opportunities are provided to help serve aging adults in need and to follow Romans 12:13, “Share with the Lord’s s where time is limited.

We Got This: The needs of aging Baby Boomers are going to be great. North Carolina Baptists will be a vital part of the solution as well-aging and other servant volunteers minister to the spiritual and physical needs of the frail aging. God has uniquely positioned NCBAM to be a cultural game-changer in the coming decades.

PLANNING AHEAD

Stretching Your Dollar examines the most common areas of spending and how to make your dollar go a little bit further in retirement. We will share helpful and practical tips on making small changes that can have big impacts. We will also learn how to build a basic budget to best manage our finances.
Living with Less: Older adults often stay in touch with the past through possessions—but less can actually be more! This workshop explores how downsizing can be liberating and offer greater safety in the home as well as reduced expenses. The challenges of downsizing are covered as well as tips and options for where to find help for the journey—and even enjoy the new adventure!

Make Retirement Years Your “Bonus Years”: Class participants design an action plan for a fulfilling retirement. Selected areas of concentration include: achieving good health, maintaining independence, sustaining relationships, working or volunteering, and exploring Christian spirituality.

 

PRIORITY#1: PREVENTION

Disaster Preparedness for Aging Adults: A ministry for your church Individuals 65+ are disproportionately affected during disasters or other emergencies. This workshop explores why each church needs to have a preparedness ministry for aging adults, how to plan, implement and maintain a preparedness ministry, and practical ways churches can help seniors prepare for emergencies.

Fire and/or Fall Prevention Classes: Each NCBAM team member is trained to present the “Remembering When” program. This program was developed specifically for aging adults by the National Fire Protection Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The classes focus on eight key fall prevention strategies and/or eight key fire prevention strategies.

Not Living in Neverland: Removing Barriers in Your Home: The homes most of us live in were not built for aging adults. They are “Peter Pan” homes built for people who were never going to grow old. Learn the “how-tos” of removing barriers in your home. Learn ways to safer living as an aging adult and free yourself to be more fully used by God.

Beware: Scams and Frauds: Fraud against aging adults is a serious problem affecting thousands every year. This workshop focuses on the most common scams and ways to protect yourself—or someone you love.

 

Care Villages

NCBAM Care Villages  provide geriatric management services to members—allowing them to age in place in their own homes.

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Priority #1: Prevention

Our prevention programs focus on the key reasons that seniors may lose their independence. We help seniors stay on their feet and in their homes!

  • Fall Prevention Strategies
  • Fire Prevention Strategies
  • Smoke Alarm Installations
  • Disaster Preparedness for Aging Adults
  • Safe at Home Strategies
  • Home Invasion Prevention
  • Wheelchair Ramp Construction
  • Grab Bar Installations
  • Red Bags for Medication Management

Aging Adults Innovating Ministry (AAIM)

Aging Adults Innovating Ministry is a leadership network comprised of senior adult pastors and lay persons across the state who partner with NCBAM to host an annual Statewide Leadership Conference as well as regional events. AAIM events provide practical information and encouragement to seniors and their leaders!

Servant Care

NCBAM provides ongoing needs assessments and priority access to NCBAM services for NC Baptist ministers (65+), their spouses or surviving spouses. Participation is not based on financial need.

Rampin’ Up!

NCBAM partners with Baptist churches to provide wheelchair ramps. Rampin’ Up, held biennially in conjunction with Operation Inasmuch, brings attention to the accessibility needs of seniors.

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