Ministry to the Aged
is a Christian,
non-profit interdenominational organization founded
in 1979 for the purpose of serving the pastoral and
spiritual needs of care center residents and their
families in the greater Boise area.
We achieve our mission by placing paid chaplains in
local care centers and sharing the cost with the
facilities. The chaplains provide consistent and
dependable pastoral care, with the number of hours
varying, depending on the size of the facility.
We view ourselves as being an extension of
the ministry of local congregations, and whenever
possible we work with local faith
leaders in ministry to their members. Most residents,
however, do not
belong to local congregations and many have no religious
but may be seeking spiritual support. In providing our
services we are
non-discriminatory. We are available for everyone
regardless of their
faith background or if they profess no faith at all.
We seek to
facilitate spiritual growth, but we do not proselytize.
“Our chaplains articulate
the needs of older people living in residential
and care facilities in the community; they are the voice
Ministry to the Aged chaplains help families work
through their feelings that result
from care center placement. They minister to persons
- feeling lonely, depressed, or angry
- experiencing loss
- adjusting to new circumstances
- facing suffering and/or death
- want to grow spiritually, or are
- dealing with a variety of other issues they do not want to face alone.
“It’s the care center residents who have benefited the most.
Nothing touches like the compassionate word of God.”
Ministry to the Aged is governed by an interdenominational
board of directors whose members
feel a strong desire to
serve God by ministering to care center residents.
Click here for more
information about Ministry to The Aged.