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New workshops for Ageing and Spirituality

26 October 2016

New workshops from The Selwyn Institute for Ageing and Spirituality to highlight the pastoral care needs of ageing people

Module One of the popular Certificate in the Pastoral Care of Ageing People will start in Auckland on 4 November 2016.

Entitled ‘Walking on Holy Ground – introduction to nurturing the spirit in aged care’, the course comprises four workshops and is designed for those who provide ministry and pastoral care in an aged care setting. Key topics include how to minister to those who have moved to residential care complexes, to people in grief and those with special needs, and how to care for people with dementia and their loved ones.

The course is offered by The Selwyn Institute for Ageing and Spirituality, which has been developed by The Selwyn Foundation to advance the understanding of ageing and spirituality and improve the outcomes for elderly people through knowledge exchange, research and education.

General Manager of The Selwyn Institute, Hilda Johnson-Bogaerts, says: “These experiential workshops aim to provide practical advice to those involved in ministering to older people in different settings and circumstances within our communities. They offer participants a deeper insight into the pastoral and spiritual care needs of the aged, so that the quality of their interactions with others may be further enhanced.”

The workshops will be facilitated by the Reverend Anne Russell-Brighty, an Anglican deacon with a background in community work and ministry to the elderly. They will take place in the Reeves Room at Selwyn Heights village, 42 Herd Road, Hillsborough on 4, 5, 18 and 19 November and cost a total of $85.

Registration forms are available at www.selwyncare.org.nz or from Alice Walker at The Selwyn Foundation on 09 849 9203 / 021 640 924, alicew@selwyncare.org.nz.

For further information on the course content, contact Reverend Anne Russell-Brighty at anne.adrian@xtra.co.nz

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The Selwyn Foundation is an independent charitable trust, providing residential care (rest homes, hospitals and dementia care), retirement living and community services for older people. As a not-for-profit organisation, the Foundation reinvests any financial surpluses into the provision of additional facilities and charitable activities aimed at helping the aged.


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