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Meaningful Ageing Seminar: Lismore NSW

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65-101 Rous Road

Goonellabah, NSW 2480

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Supporting Older People in the Transition to Aged Care

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.

Central to each person’s identity is their spirituality.

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 seminar will deepen understanding of older peoples’ experiences of the transition and offer a range of practical skills to enable staff to provide spiritual care to older people at this critical time. Participants will reflect on their current practices, share with each other what works and leave with practical ideas to build on their successes.

This event is proudly Supported by Prime Super

Facilitator:

Merisa Holland - Educator

Ad Dip.Min, Dip Leadership, Dip Community Services, Dip Training & Design, Dip Vocational Education and Training

Merisa is a proud indigenous woman and has been involved in leadership and spiritual care for 25 years. She has extensive experience in training and facilitating accredited courses and professional development across community services, faith based communities and in the education sector. She has worked as a service manager in homeless services, as a spiritual practitioner in faith based and community contexts and as a vocational trainer. She has also been mentoring young leaders for 15 years. More recent roles include chaplaincy in residential aged care and she is currently working as a seniors chaplaincy team leader. She is driven by her desire to provide high quality spiritual care for residents and their families and also to staff in aged care facilities so that they feel supported in the important work that they do. Merisa has a particular interest in dementia care and is currently studying a Bachelor of Dementia Care through University of Tasmania and is a trained facilitator for The Virtual Dementia Tour. She lives in Brisbane with her husband and has three adult children and the world's best dog.


For more information, please contact Meaningful Ageing Australia on (03) 8387 2616 or via email to admin@meaningfulage.org.au


What previous participants have said:

The seminar had great speakers that stimulated new thoughts, very useful indeed" (Melbourne seminar participant)

"Thank you for a very informative and stimulating morning" (Melbourne seminar participant)

"Encouraging, informative, challenging and motivating" (Brisbane seminar participant)

"Thank you for putting on this morning. It is encouraging and helpful to come together and look at different ways we care for others" (Brisbane seminar participant)

"I enjoyed the sharing of information, the coming together of many people from different walks of life" (Brisbane seminar participant)

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