Bishop Auckland Methodist Church

Meaningful Ageing Course

Sign up for Oct/Nov Meaningful Ageing Course on Zoom

8 weeks in Oct/Nov 2020 for 2 hours per week
Tuesday evenings 7-9pm on Zoom

6th Oct ‘Understanding the Ageing Journey’
13th Oct ‘Spirituality in Ageing’,
20th Oct ‘Good Communication’
3rd Nov ‘The Power of Storytelling’
10th Nov ‘Dementia’
17th Nov ‘A New Home and a New Way of Life’
24th Nov ‘Loss, Grief, Death and Dying’,
1st Dec ‘Roles, Boundaries and Self-Care’

Video Trailer for Course

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 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.

Spiritual Care

Spiritual care in its widest sense which the course embraces, looks at giving purpose, meaning and value to the lives of those in the ageing process.  All of us are ageing and 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 about what gives us a purpose to our lives. It is about our sources of meaning and hope, which in turn is closely 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 struggling with what it all means? – then yes, it’s for you. Do you visit and/or care for those who are ageing in a community or family setting or have a role in church or community where you meet older people and want to offer the best love and care? – then yes, it’s for you.

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To book your place or find out more
contact Rev John Purdy on 01388 603142
or use the contact form to contact him and book your place.

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