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  • Tue

    Christians on Aging - Supporting those who care for us

    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.

    'The presentation will focus on the issues which have emerged for health and social care staff in our care homes and care at home organisations as a result of the pandemic. These will be seen through the lens of a recent review of the effectiveness of the listening and caring service set by Faith in Older People as a response to the pressures and fears experienced by these staff during this past year.'

    Maureen O'Neill has been the Director of Faith in Older People for 14 years. Previous to that she was the Director of Age Concern Scotland (now AGE Scotland) and Head of Policy and Public Affairs at the Scottish Association for Mental Health. These experiences are brought together as FiOP develops its focus on the role of faith communities in supporting older people with long term mental health challenges. She is currently participating in a group considering 'Inclusive Church'.

    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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