Dementia-friendly church service: Memorial Day (Remembrance Day), 2022

***Addendum: This week, a pastor emailed me asking whether I had “resources in response to [the week’s] tragic situations.” I will be updating and posting my resources on Lament next week, but if you need them now, here is written church service agenda on lament and my YouTube video on lament.***

Memorial Day & Remembrance Day Service

This week’s new nondenominational worship service video focuses on sacrifice, a theme appropriate to the celebration of U.S. Memorial Day. As always, the service is suitable to older adults with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Watch the 42-minute worship service on sacrifice here.

This year, I decided to film a brand new video in order to highlight U.S. Memorial Day plus similar holidays celebrated in other countries (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, U.K., South Korea, Turkey, Nigeria). If you want to provide this service yourself, download the written Memorial Day church agenda here and feel free to modify it to reflect your own country’s story.

If you’d like to include a dementia-friendly activity for Memorial Day, you can make your own lapel poppies or stemmed poppies. (Some elders may even remember a time when they wore red poppies for Memorial Day.)

Peace be with you,

Photo by Ryan Stone on Unsplash

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