Birmingham area older adult ministry receives grant


McCoy Adult Day Care: A Program of the UM Center for Senior Citizens in Birmingham has been notified it is the recipient of a $2,000 Caregiving Ministry with Older Adults grant from the United Methodist Committee on Older Adult Ministries. This committee was established by the General Conference of the United Methodist Church and is administratively related to the General Board of Discipleship.

The United Methodist Committee on Older Adult Ministries provides two kinds of grants related to older adult ministry during the 2009-2012 quadrennium - Intergenerational Ministry and Caregiving Ministry. The grants, part of the Comprehensive Plan for Older Adult Ministries approved by the General Conference, are available to local United Methodist congregations, districts, annual conferences, central conferences, and United Methodist-related institutions.

McCoy Adult Day Care is led by Judy Poole, a Deaconess in the United Methodist Church. The ministry’s mission statement is “To demonstrate Gods love by providing day care and transportation services for frail and fragile adults.” In fulfilling that mission, the main aim of the Centers is to improve the quality of life for senior citizens while enabling an individual to maintain their highest level of independent functioning. The ministry is an Advance Special of the North Alabama Conference.

This year, the United Methodist Committee on Older Adult Ministries received 76 grant proposals requests for a total of more than $230,000. With $75,000 allocated for grant funding in 2011, the Committee was able to select 45 projects after thorough evaluation and discernment.

For more information about the McCoy Adult Day Care ministry visit

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