26 October 2016
New workshops from The Selwyn Institute for Ageing and Spirituality to highlight the pastoral care needs of ageing
Module One of the popular Certificate in the Pastoral Care of Ageing People will start in Auckland on 4 November 2016.
Entitled ‘Walking on Holy Ground – introduction to nurturing the spirit in aged care’, the course comprises four
workshops and is designed for those who provide ministry and pastoral care in an aged care setting. Key topics include
how to minister to those who have moved to residential care complexes, to people in grief and those with special needs,
and how to care for people with dementia and their loved ones.
The course is offered by The Selwyn Institute for Ageing and Spirituality, which has been developed by The Selwyn
Foundation to advance the understanding of ageing and spirituality and improve the outcomes for elderly people through
knowledge exchange, research and education.
General Manager of The Selwyn Institute, Hilda Johnson-Bogaerts, says: “These experiential workshops aim to provide practical advice to those involved in ministering to older people in
different settings and circumstances within our communities. They offer participants a deeper insight into the pastoral
and spiritual care needs of the aged, so that the quality of their interactions with others may be further enhanced.”
The workshops will be facilitated by the Reverend Anne Russell-Brighty, an Anglican deacon with a background in
community work and ministry to the elderly. They will take place in the Reeves Room at Selwyn Heights village, 42 Herd
Road, Hillsborough on 4, 5, 18 and 19 November and cost a total of $85.
Registration forms are available at www.selwyncare.org.nz or from Alice Walker at The Selwyn Foundation on 09 849 9203 /
021 640 924, email@example.com
For further information on the course content, contact Reverend Anne Russell-Brighty at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Selwyn Foundation is an independent charitable trust, providing residential care (rest homes, hospitals and dementia
care), retirement living and community services for older people. As a not-for-profit organisation, the Foundation
reinvests any financial surpluses into the provision of additional facilities and charitable activities aimed at helping