To the Elderly


ArtBook__134_134__EzraTaftBenson____[1]To the Elderly in the Church

We love you who are the elderly in the Church. You are the fastest-growing segment of our population in the world today, as well as within the Church. Our desires are that your golden years will be wonderful and rewarding. We pray that you will feel the joy of a life well-spent and one filled with fond memories and even greater expectations through Christ’s atonement. We hope you will feel of the peace the Lord promised those who continue to strive to keep His commandments and follow His example. We hope your days are filled with things to do and ways in which you can render service to others who are not as fortunate as you. Older almost always means better, for your wealth of wisdom and experience can continue to expand and increase as you reach out to others. May we suggest eight areas in which we can make the most of our senior years: 1. Work in the temple and attend often.  2. Collect and write family histories. 3. Become involved in missionary service. 4. Provide leadership by building family togetherness. 5. Accept and fulfill Church callings. 6. Plan for your financial future. 7. Render Christlike service. 8. Stay physically fit, healthy, and active. . . Again, we should prayerfully seek inspiration and direction in caring for the elderly. There is always a great diversity of individuals and individual needs. God bless the elderly in the Church. I love you with all my heart. I am one of you. You have so much to live for. May these golden years be your very best years as you fully live and love and serve. And God bless those who minister to your needs—your family, your friends, and your fellow Church members and leaders.