Conference will highlight the spirituality of the elderly

A conference to look at bringing a spiritual perspective to the issue of caring for the elderly will take place in Birmingham in November.

Caring for the whole person: Honouring the Spiritual in the Care of Older People is aimed at health and social care professionals, chaplains, clergy and church pastoral leaders, and informal carers.

Caring for seniors - spiritually
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“In order that older people can enjoy the best quality of life right up to the end of their days, we need to ensure their full range of needs are addressed’ say the organisers. “This conference seeks to highlight the significance of the spiritual dimension to the lives and in the care of older people.”

The day will include a combination of keynote speakers and interactive workshops which “will give participants an opportunity to explore how an individual’s spirituality can be discovered, expressed and nurtured through a whole range activities and encounters ranging from the everyday to the religious.”

Keynote speakers have been announced as Nigel Thompson, Head of Equality, CQC; Ann Morisy, Community Theologian and Lecturer; Keith Albans, Group Director, Chaplaincy & Spirituality, Methodist Homes.

Caring for the whole person: Honouring the Spiritual in the Care of Older People takes place on Wednesday, 9th November 2011.  Details and booking forms are available from Hazel Twynham – Tel: 01332 221831. Email: hazel.twynham@mha.org.uk.

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