The Southern California Coalition on Spirituality and Aging (SCCSA) was formed to promote greater understanding of the spiritual themes experienced by older adults. SCCSA is made up of representatives from healthcare, academic and ministerial contexts who feel that current cultural paradigms do not adequately recognize the unique perspective and gifts of the elders in our society. Through education, it is our goal to advance a more insightful and respectful outlook toward older adults, and that those in the process of growing older will feel a sense of their own value and will be encouraged and empowered to share their offerings with the world.
Our vision is a transformed faith community that leads society, with the direction of knowledge and inspiration of faith,
in valuing, honoring, and engaging the aging process as part of God’s abundant life.
Our mission is to engage faith communities in creating vibrant ministries that support and celebrate older adults by empowering faith leaders with current knowledge about aging in the context of spirituality