While adoption and elder care might seem like two very different areas of need, a local ministry sees correlation and opportunity. Heart2Heart Senior Outreach of South Florida, based in Ft. Lauderdale, exists to connect the dots.


According to Executive Director Blake Silverstrom, their “new model of local churches ‘adopting’ elderly care centers that are geographically close to their campuses is proving to have great collaborative community impact. Local nursing homes and long term care centers provide a tangible mission field for a variety of church opportunities including service projects, in kind donations, holiday events, worship services, and group activities.”


Heart2Heart partnered with their first church in 2011 to care for and minister to the continually growing senior population of Florida. It’s estimated that by 2020, 24% of Floridians will be elderly people – many of whom rarely receive visitors. To meet this challenge head-on, Heart2Heart have launched their “Vision 2020” plan to have 500 volunteers, 100 senior care facilities, and 100 partner churches on board in the next three years. They also plan to extend their geographical reach to South Beach by the end of 2017.


At the core of their identity, Heart2Heart Senior Outreach seeks to bring hope, love, and purpose to a community of people often overlooked amidst the non-stop bustle of modern life. So much more than a demographic, the senior population of South Florida is a ministry opportunity in our church’s back yards. Visit their website at www.heart2heartsenior.org for contact information and ways to get involved.

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