Caring for the elderly in our congregations
Professional Pastoral Counseling Institute
FOR ALL CLERGY, STAFF, AND SEMINARIANS
A time to learn about identifying the congregant’s mental health needs, and how to support them receiving the help they need. It will include lecture, resource materials, and time for discussion.
Tuesday, September 11, 2017
12:00 – 1:30 PM
With our current church demographics reflecting the growing number of Baby Boomers and the general graying of the Church, clergy of all faith traditions need to be aware of the signs of distress among the elderly in their congregations. We will review the mental health issues that confront aging people, and how to effectively and appropriately refer them for professional care.
Our conversation will be led by Rev. Jill Croswell, an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist tradition who served as a chaplain in a continuing care retirement community before becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor.
We will be offering all participants a lunch of a sandwich, chips and a drink. Please let us know when you register if you prefer a vegetarian sandwich.
We would love to introduce you to PPI so that you know who and what we are.
Note that we can only accommodate 17 participants at each luncheon, which we intend to offer frequently.