What Do Maturing Adults Really Want?
by Richard P. Johnson, Ph.D.
Research into the needs of maturing adults finds that they fall into two general categories: 1) physical needs, and 2) psychological needs.
Common physical needs include:
Common psychological needs include:
It may be surprising to learn that maturing adults rated psychological needs as their highest priority.
When we translate these eight psychological needs onto the spiritual plane, we discover a new horizon of needs for maturing adults. We may find that the most pressing and urgent needs for maturing adults might be spiritual needs.
These eight spiritual needs provide a helpful framework for constructing an effective maturing adult faith formation program in your parish, or in the senior living facility where you work. For more information and insight into the needs of older adults, you may want to consult: http://www.senioradultministry.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=COURSE104
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