A Meaningful Ageing Australia Seminar for Lifestyle and Care Staff

Southern Cross House, 85 Creek Road, New Town, TAS 7008

11.00am-3.30pm, Monday 28th August 2017

Cost:

Meaningful Ageing Australia Member Organisations                  $35 (+ $6.33gst/booking fee)

Non-Member                                                                               $55 (+ $9.32gst/booking fee)

Bookings are essential. To register your place, please go to the Eventbrite listing.

Part One – Transition into care

  • The experience of the older person
  • The importance of your role

Part Two – Practical skills and ideas

  • Building bridges to create understanding
  • ConnecTo – a way to understand what’s important
  • Invitation for you to share what’s working well

The move into care, whether residential aged care or community care, can be a challenging experience for many older adults. Care may be necessitated by changes in health status, diminishing physical or mental capacity, and may be accompanied by a shift in identity, sense of purpose and loss of hope. Research shows that the transition is often linked with depression.

How can we support older people to navigate this transition? How can we skilfully facilitate life review at this time? How can we companion older people in meaning-making, assisting them to connect with what is most important to them?

This two-part seminar will offer a range of practical skills to enable care staff to provide spiritual care to older people experiencing transition. Participants will be introduced to ConnecTo, a new tool for spiritual screening. We’ll explore what it is and how it works, and then use it for self-reflection. When we understand ourselves we better understand others.

 

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