Time will be spent in sharing experiences, in learning first-hand (via video-recorded “first voice” interviews) about the lived reality and challenges facing isolated seniors, with a special focus on spiritual needs. We will also work on developing communication skills of particular value for this population. Participants will deepen their understanding of isolated seniors and will gain greater confidence in their ability to provide spiritual care for them.
Program Cost: $250 (tuition, meals & accommodation)
Local Price: $210 (without overnight)
Please register at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your place in this program.
Rev. Linda Yates
Rev. Linda Yates is a United Church minister. She is also a cancer survivor and end-of-life spiritual caregiver. Her doctoral work is on grief, loss and death awareness. Linda believes that facing death helps us appreciate life in all its fullness. Her training in conflict resolution has taught her that difficult conversations are the only kind possible in complex situations, but they are not nearly as difficult as you think they will be. www.stjohnsunited.com/lindaspage.html
Pat De Meo
Pat De Méo, Program Resource Group (PRG) facilitator, is on the Leadership Team of the Atlantic Jubilee Program in Spiritual Deepening and Spiritual Guidance. She was a professor and administrator at Dalhousie University for over 30 years, where she taught French, teaching methods, group communication and dynamics, and developed a certificate program in intercultural communication.