“Can ageing be a period of spiritual growth And Discovery?”

© Glowimages – model for illustrative purposes only
© Glowimages – model for illustrative purposes only

“Can ageing be a period of spiritual growth and discovery? Is it possible to view ageing as a positive period in life, rather than a period of decline?”

These are questions that will take centre stage at a conference on Wed, 13 Nov, 2013 at St Christopher’s Hospice, Sydenham, to be chaired by its “Spiritual Care Lead, ” Rev Dr Andrew Goodhead.

“This day will consider how spirituality in later years can be helpful in the process of ageing and ask if a spiritual outlook on the end of life enables the processes to be faced openly and accepted.

The day will consider: whether ageing can be a period of positive change spiritually; whether ageing is seen by the young as a failure, when it offers significant opportunity for growth; what can those who work in end of life care do to enable spiritual development in the last years of life; and what resources are available to help.”

Speakers:

Prof Sheila Payne, Director of the International Observatory on End of Life Care; President, EAPC
Min Stacpoole, Research Nurse, End of life Care for people with dementia, St Christopher’s Hospice

© Glowimages - model for illustrative purposes only
© Glowimages – model for illustrative purposes only

Tamsin Dives, Music Therapist, St Christopher’s Hospice
Julie Kinley, Research Nurse, St Christopher’s Hospice
Jo Hockley, Nurse Consultant, St Christopher’s Hospice

Topics

· Resilience in older life – personal reflections
· What is ageing?
· Is there a spirituality of ageing?
· Namaste project
· Arts in care homes
· Spirituality in care homes
· Geo-transcendence
· The changing face of care homes
· Creativity in older life
· Carers: a home or a prison?

Who should attend

· Chaplains and pastoral care workers
· Arts therapists
· Care Homes staff
· Social Workers and bereavement professionals
· Palliative care clinicians

For more information please check St. Christopher’s website or see the flyer:

  Ageing and Spirituality flyer 2013.pdf

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