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  • NCBAM teaches disaster preparedness ministry

    North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry’s (NCBAM) newest outreach is a workshop designed to help churches develop Disaster Preparedness plans to help protect their most vulnerable members – those over 65. NCBAM developed the workshop as part of its “Priority #1: Prevention” outreach.

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  • Growing number of grandparents become parents again

    August 8 2017 by Denise George, Special to the Recorder | with 0 comments
    Growing number of grandparents become parents again

    In North Carolina, 98,676 grandparents are primary caregivers for their grandchildren (under age 18) in their homes. “There is a rising tide of grandparents assuming the role of parents in North Carolina,” states Cheryl Markland, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s senior consultant of childhood evangelism and discipleship.

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  • NCBAM develops HomeMeds pilot program

    June 12 2017 by Carol Layton, NCBAM Communications | with 0 comments
    NCBAM develops HomeMeds pilot program

    With the mission to help aging adults maintain their independence, North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry targets its programs and services on the key reasons older adults lose their independence. Medication-related problems and errors endanger the lives and well-being of a high percentage of adults over age 65.

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  • AAIM event brings awareness to caregivers

    May 15 2017 by Carol Layton, NCBAM Communications | with 0 comments
    AAIM event brings awareness to caregivers

    When the church prayed, helped and assisted one couple with taking care of parents, “they shined a light on our routine that was unbelievably bright,” said Allan Blume. Blume, Biblical Recorder editor/president, served as keynote speaker for the third annual Aging Adults Innovating Ministry (AAIM) Roundup May 2 in Thomasville.

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  • Gregory to lead Fancy Finds, new Children’s Homes’ ministry

    November 2 2015 by Carol Layton, Baptist Children’s Homes | with 0 comments
    Gregory to lead Fancy Finds, new Children’s Homes’ ministry

    Last April, Renee Gregory became the first director of Fancy Finds, a new resale store offering restored furniture and home décor. This new aspect of Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina supports the organization’s ministries to children, families, developmentally disabled adults and aging adults through the North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry.

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  • NCBAM takes AAIM at senior adults’ God-given talents

    June 2 2015 by Carol Layton, NCBAM Communications | with 0 comments
    NCBAM takes AAIM at senior adults’ God-given talents

    North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry hosted the inaugural Aging Adults Innovating Ministry event on May 7 in Thomasville. AAIM is a network of church staff and lay leaders with the ongoing mission to promote, equip and strengthen aging adult (senior adult) ministries across the state.

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  • NCBAM director receives Leadership Excellence Award

    May 7 2015 by North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry | with 0 comments
    NCBAM director receives Leadership Excellence Award

    Sandy C. Gregory, director of North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry, was awarded the Leadership Excellence Award from the North Carolina Association on Aging (NCAOA) at its annual conference May 1. The award recognizes individuals for their leadership to their organization and to the state’s aging network represented by NCAOA ...

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  • ‘Exploring Worth-ship’ blesses ministers 65+

    May 5 2015 by Carol Layton, NCBAM Communications | with 0 comments
    ‘Exploring Worth-ship’ blesses ministers 65+

    North Carolina Baptist ministers (65+) gathered March 31 at the Hawthorne Inn in Winston-Salem for encouragement, fellowship and worship. The theme of Faith Quest 2 was “Exploring Worth-ship.” This second ENCORE event is part of North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry’s Servant Care outreach to the state’s pastors, missionaries and other ministers 65+.

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  • NCBAM AAIMs at resourcing leaders for the ‘age wave’

    April 23 2015 by Carol Layton, NCBAM Communications | with 0 comments
    NCBAM AAIMs at resourcing leaders for the ‘age wave’

    North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry will host its inaugural AAIM event May 7 at the Mills Home Campus of the Baptist Children’s Homes. Aging Adults Innovating Ministry (AAIM) is a network of church staff and leaders with the ongoing mission to promote, equip and strengthen aging adult (senior adult) ministries.

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  • NCBAM targets fire-risk areas in state

    August 12 2014 by Carol Layton, NCBAM Communications | with 0 comments
    NCBAM targets fire-risk areas in state

    In March 2014, North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry received seven of 50 “Smoke Alarm and Home Safety Grants” awarded by the Office of State Fire Marshal – one for each of NCBAM’s six regional directors to administer and one for the ministry’s Call Center with its statewide outreach.

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  • NCBAM helps spread word about elder abuse

    July 16 2014 by Carol Layton, NCBAM Communications | with 0 comments
    NCBAM helps spread word about elder abuse

    More than 500 people gathered June 21 in Triad Park in Kernersville to participate in the third annual “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Walk.” Team members from North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry (NCBAM) served as volunteers at the event by…

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  • Volunteers provide way out through building ramp

    June 19 2014 by Carol Layton, NCBAM | with 0 comments
     Volunteers provide way out through building ramp

    Connie Clark’s social worker put her in touch with the North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry (NCBAM) for a needed ramp. NCBAM was able to connect Clark’s family with Keith Mendenhall and his ramp-building team from First Baptist Church of Welcome.

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  • NCBAM reaches aging adults through fire, fall prevention

    June 3 2014 by Emily Rojas, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    NCBAM reaches aging adults through fire, fall prevention

    On May 20, the Christian Social Services Committee of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s Board of Directors invited representatives of North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry to conduct a fire and fall prevention training session prior to the board meeting.

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  • Operation Inasmuch: Ramp efforts continue in spite of storm

    May 22 2014 by Jim Edminson, NCBAM Communications | with 0 comments
     Operation Inasmuch: Ramp efforts continue in spite of storm

    This year’s Rampin’ Up! was nothing like the inaugural event two years ago. On the eve of this April 26 biennial wheelchair ramp-building event, multiple tornadoes touched down in eastern North Carolina. Early assessments of the destruction confirmed a total of seven tornadoes had left widespread damage…

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  • Fruitland, NCBAM announce new opportunities

    February 11 2013 by BR staff | with 0 comments
    Fruitland, NCBAM announce new opportunities

    In addition to offering new online courses, Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute plans to unleash other new classroom opportunities for their 2013 fall semester, David Horton, president of Fruitland, told the Baptist Sate Convention of North Carolina’s Board of Directors during their January meeting.

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