Conference on aging set for Jan. 26, 27

January 23, 2024

HOUSTON — The Office of Aging Ministry will host the Catholic conference on aging, “Nurturing the Roots of Our Communal Tree,” at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in the St. Andrew Discipleship Center, located at 19222 Tomball Pkwy. in Houston, in English and Spanish. The free conference features presentations and vendors that support pastoral and practical care for families with older adults.

On Friday, Jan. 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the presentations are for parish leaders and include topics such as: making intergenerational connections; memory care support for families; pastoral care for the end-of-life; community providers to support aging; nurturing the faith of older adults; and engaging the gifts of older adults. Friday’s speakers include Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, who will share opening remarks at 9:15 a.m., as well as Randy Adams of the Office of Adolescent Catechesis and Evangelization, Julie Fritsch Dumalet of the Office Pro-Life Activities and other experts.

On Saturday, Jan. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the presentations are geared toward older adults and family members and topics include: support for in-home care; essential legal planning; pre-planning funerals; aging with a healthier lifestyle; spiritual care for aging; senior care housing options; and community providers to support aging.

Saturday’s speakers feature Dr. Ken Buckles of Gratia Plena Counseling, attorney Gus Tamborello and Sandy Higgins, former director of the Office of Worship, and others.

Registration is free and is required to attend. For more information, to register and view the conference agenda, including topics and speakers, visit or call 713-741-8712. 

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