We have received a note from Maureen O’Neill of Faith in Older People encouraging us to consider joining this web-based conference. Faith in Older People has been involved with these biennial events for some years. Christians on Ageing was a significant participant and promoter of past Conferences.
What is the programme?
A bird’s eye view of spirituality and ageing. Elizabeth MacKinley
Direct and indirect interventions in spiritual care for older adults. Mary Ann McColl
Moral inquiry in the lives of ageing veterans. Ann Pott and Kathy Bonner
Anti-ageing or Age-enhancing medicines and spiritual wellbeing. Tracey Trothen
The religious and spiritual beliefs of residential aged-care workers in the face of death, dying and suffering in the workplace. Helen Dick
Mitigating moral and spiritual distress amongst community-based professionals. Jodi Webber and Tracey Trothen
Akiri: a digital learning tool about spirituality for personal carers. Isla Hampton
Recapturing the oral tradition of songs and stories in spiritual conversations: Florence Juma
Embracing Dementia: Rabbi Dayle Friedman
Inspiring intergenerational relationships. Mona Tokarek La Fosse
Spirituality and ageing in Africa. Susan Elliot and Andrea Rushworth
Pandemic disruption of vital connections. Susan McFadden
Integrating spirituality into the Model of Care. Elizabeth Pringle
Family of origin, depressive symptoms, religiosity and social provision. G. Kevin Randall
The biography project: a Buddhist approach to teaching about ageing. Catherine Dhavernast. Carmel Williams
The lived experience of aging in faith communities. Lydia Mannim
A message from
Jane Kuepfer, RP, MDiv, PhD
Schlegel Specialist in Spirituality & Aging
Conrad Grebel University College
Guest Editing Religions Special Issue “Spirituality and Aging: Finding Meaning in the Context of Personal and Societal Change”
You don’t want to miss this opportunity to engage with people from around the world on this important topic. Check the website as program details continue to be added.
Take a break from your work and watch our ‘Prelude to the conference’ video with Gary Kenyon, about narrative care and pathways to stillness.
Join our FaceBook group to get to know other participants, share resources, float questions about spirituality and aging, etc.
We’re looking forward to seeing you on June 8th at 5pm EDT for our first plenary session with Elizabeth MacKinlay, coming to us from Australia!