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  • Tue

    Christians on Aging - Christians and Hospitals

    10.30 am - 12 noonZoom

    Conference Calls are discussions on important issues open to anyone interested in the work of the Churches with and for older people. They are free and involve no commitment to membership. Each session starts at 10.30 am and lasts for an hour and a half. You join the discussion via a Zoom link which will be sent to you following registration of interest. All sessions over the last twelve months have been fully subscribed within a short while of registration opening.

    How can churches best support older and disabled people and their close family and friends if they have to go into hospital, during both during the visiting restrictions resulting from Covid and into the future? In which ways could the efforts of church people most effectively complement those of hospital chaplains?

    This discussion, to be chaired by Marion Shoard, author of How to Handle Later Life and a trustee of Christians on Ageing, will be informed by presentations by two hospital chaplains – The Revd Jane Harris of the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust and The Revd Elizabeth Baughen, who trained as a general nurse and a Christian counsellor before ordination and is now a part-time C of E chaplain at Camden and Islington Mental Health Trust; she is also a trustee of Christians on Ageing.

    Conference Calls are open to all and there is no charge for taking part.
    If you would like to join one or all of the new series just write to David Jolley using the e-mail link discussion@ccoa.org.uk You will need to be able to access Zoom to take part but there is no need to take out a subscription; use your search engine to learn about how to do this if you have not tried this new technology already. You will be sent an e-mail with a link allowing you to join the discussion nearer the time of the Call.
    Each session is led by someone with knowledge of the subject who will usually give a shoirt introduction to the theme. Numbers for each session are limited to around a dozen in order to allow meaningful discussion. A report is produced and is circulated to all participants before publication on our website.
    Please ask any more questions when you register your interest.
    Register your interest or enquire about places by e-mailing discussion@ccoa.org.uk

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