Spiritual Needs of the Aged

“Age is opportunity no less than youth itself though in another dress, and as the evening twilight fades away the sky is filled with stars invisible by day” - Longfellow

Duration: Half or full-day seminar
Audience: Those working in aged care; family members caring for ageing loved ones.

We look at the difference between spirituality and religion and explore how spirituality manifests in our lives. During the seminar we learn to assess the spiritual well-being of a client. Loss, grief and mourning are also covered, as is hope in old age and the importance of giving permission to die.

Early studies have shown that when people have a sense of spiritual well-being and meaning to their life, symptoms of depression diminish. Caregivers can play a very valuable and important role in assisting and supporting their clients through this important process.