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  • Tue

    Christians on Aging - Older people and spiritual strength in the world of nature

    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.

    We are surrounded by the beauty of nature and immersed in its power: but how much do we really 'notice' in our busy everyday lives? This session will explore the emotional and spiritual benefits of connecting with nature, stimulating the senses, boosting physical and mental health, enhancing wellbeing. We will discuss research evidence that demonstrates the impact of nature on people’s physical and mental health. Participants will be invited to share their own experiences of engaging with resources of nature and to consider how they can use natural resources in therapeutic and pastoral work with older people, people living with dementia, family carers - and everyone.

    Barbara Stephens is CEO of Dementia Pathfinders Home | Dementia Pathfinders

    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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