Reaching After-Workers There is not a church in Britain that is specifically seeking to reach the retired and active generation. That’s the conviction of Church Army captain Chris Harrington – whose Grove booklet Reaching the Saga Generation is a must read. When churches reach out to older people they tend to focus on those born before the last world war. In particular, those living in residential care or nursing homes. Meanwhile the quest to seek more young people has led to other generations being overlooked. And that includes the defined demographic of the ‘retired and active’.