Forgive me, I do not want to sound "preachy" but here you have a great opportunity. One joins the Church to serve God....where is God? With his people, there in that parish. They are old, yes, but you have much to offer them
grow in knowledge of God and Orthodoxy. What can you offer?
First, you give the hope of the continued future instead of another parish "dying off" or "going under". With a young person comes another, and another, just as one Orthodox anywhere brings another. Next, you give life, energy, vitality, a newness. I have noticed that many of the aged measure life by their health complaints..."no, no, it was a year after Gertrude's gallbladder..." or "well, let's see, I'd already had my heart attack, but it was before that last hospital visit, oh yoy, the stories about that
doctor!" etc. You offer a vision of life that shows a different perspective. You offer a vision of the world today, with its problems, concerns, and in that way you offer a third gift of involvement, something that the aged often miss.
What do you get
? First you get wisdom. These people have seen so much, so much that you have not arrived at yet. Second you get Orthodoxy as lived through all the trials, questions, problems, and other temptations that vex us. How did they get through? What is Orthodoxy at home, at work, after the nice coffee hour? Third you get our history. You maintain connection with our past while you offer them your future.
This does not mean it will be easy. No, absolutely no. It will be one of the hardest things you do. You will know the loneliness of not having many of those your own age. But your Orthodoxy must learn to accept the challenge of being lived out amongst wherever God sends you. God will be inside you; guess who's at the outside of you...?
I was going to say I am offering my two cents, but maybe it's only worth one!