Spiritual Care


"Older adults need a vision, not only recreation,
Older adults need a dream, not only a memory.It takes three things to attain a sense of significant being: GOD, A SOUL, and A MOMENT. And the three are always there. Just to BE is a blessing, Just to LIVE is holy."           Rabbi Abraham Heschel                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Every human being has four components: physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual.  We experience wholeness or a feeling of wellness when each of these aspects of ourselves is in balance and functioning well.  When one part of us is dis-eased, or unwell, the impact is felt within the whole self.  As we age, and our functioning diminishes in one or more aspects of ourselves, we may feel disoriented, disengaged and frightened.  Helping a loved one maintain his or her spiritual connection with God and others can make a significant positive difference in the person's life.

Spiritual Care at Lord of Life

At Lord of Life, we offer spiritual care to participants in our Adult Day Health Center.  This care ranges from regular weekly worship time to individual conversation and prayer with our staff or pastor.  Pastor's Sharing is a favorite time of each week for our participants.  During this hour, usually on Thursday mornings, Pastor Debi leads us as we sing the old, old hymns, along with a few newer ones, hear a piece of scripture and talk about it, pray together and say the Lord's Prayer together.  This is a precious time, as the songs and prayers often awaken parts of us that make us experience aliveness and deep connection to God and each other.

On Monday mornings, volunteers from a local Catholic church lead a rosary group for participants who desire to partake.  Twice each month our pastor offers Holy Communion and everyone is welcome to receive the sacrament.  If your loved one enjoys particular spiritual practices please let us know.  We want to make Lord of Life a place where everyone experiences the joy of "life in all its fullness."


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Lord Of Life Adult Day Health Center

1025 Borden Rd, Depew, NY 14043

(716) 668-8000



7:30 am – 5:00 pm


7:30 am – 5:00 pm


7:30 am – 5:00 pm


7:30 am – 5:00 pm


7:30 am – 5:00 pm


8:30 am – 3:00 pm



Watch this "Aging as Spiritual Practice" Video