The Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Little Rock

Senior Living

From housing options to staying active, read all about making the Golden Years the best years.


Ken Eckert: Heart and soul of parish senior ministry

By Malea Hargett, Published: September 16, 2014      

When Ken Eckert serves the poor it enriches his faith. Once he was driving the Missionaries of Charity to feed the homeless under the Broadway Bridge in downtown Little Rock on a cold, rainy February morning and he brought an extra pair of size 12 shoes with him. One of the men he gave food to had tattered tennis shoes with his toes sticking out. “You look like you could use a pair of new shoes,” Eckert commented. “I More... 

For seniors health, good choices equal good times

By Dwain Hebda, Published: September 15, 2014      

At 8 a.m. on the dot, a group of ladies strut into the aerobics room at a North Little Rock gym. There’s eight of them and nary a one is under 55, including the instructor who puts the women through their paces with a mix of good-natured banter and barking commands. The disco music blaring from the corner speakers says it all:  “Good times … these are the good times …” For the undisputed grande dame More... 

Seniors' living options offer degrees of independence

By Dwain Hebda, Published: September 15, 2014   

Seniors in the Diocese of Little Rock have a number of housing options to fit their health and financial circumstances. Among the choices are independent and assisted living as well as companies that help people stay in their homes longer. Independent living Christopher Homes of Arkansas, a housing ministry of the Diocese of Little Rock, provides options for low-income seniors. Featuring 588 units in 24 communities, Christopher Homes built and rented its first homes in 1984. It More...