Meaningful Ageing Course

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MA Summer 2019

Meaningful Ageing Course -
8 weeks in July/August for 2 hours per week

Kindness, compassion and respect
Meaningful Ageing works to enable those who are supporting older people to be their best selves. There is a wide range of practical resources for organisations (such as our church in Bishop Auckland) to develop and support capability in emotional support for older people. This includes building empathy, kindness, compassion and respect. All of these are fundamental to contemporary spiritual care. This is what we already do, but can we not strive to improve?

Spiritual care
As a church, where all of us are ageing we should hold spiritual care and ageing in high regard, not just content to care about the medical / physical needs but to appreciate the spiritual life and changing needs as we age. Spirituality is integral to, but not confined by, religion and faith. It is about what gives us a purpose to our lives. It is about our sources of meaning and hope, which in turn is intimately related to our connectedness to ourselves, to others and to the world. And the good news is, as we age, and as we decline mentally and physically that does not mean a spiritual decline. In fact, with advanced years, greater life experiences, and a history of spiritual lessons under our belt, we can have a healthier spiritual life than when we are younger.

Is this for me?
Are you ageing? — then yes, it's for you.
Are you caring for a loved one who is ageing, and you are struggling with what it all means? — then yes, it's for you.
Are you a pastoral visitor, an open house volunteer, or have a role in the church or community where you meet older people and want to offer the best love and care? — then yes, it's for you.

Sign up
So, watch out for further details — or contact Rev John Purdy to attend this course over the summer

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