A Modified Faith: Mormon Life in an Assisted Living Facility

The lived Mormon faith is built around the individual, their family, and their connection to their local ward or branch. But what happens to a person’s faith when they are physically cut off from both their family and ward? This session examines the lives, struggles, and faith journeys of a dozen members living in a Mesa, Arizona assisted living center, focusing on their wide range of spiritual and physical needs and how they modify the rituals of their faith (the sacrament, FHE, missionary & temple work) to accommodate their living situation and create vibrant, new spiritual communities.

David Cramer