Aging Well Conference

2017 Conference
April 22, 9am – 2pm
Friedberg Moravian Church
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Only $15! $10 for pastors, educators, students (price includes lunch)

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
The Aging Well Team works to address the needs of the Older Adults in the Southern Province. We help congregations recognize the need for and then find meaningful ways of providing programing and resources for their members who are older adults, as they age and deal with a variety of challenges.

The Aging Well Team sponsors the “Senior Friends” Fall Rally and Spring Retreat. The 120 participants (from 20 congregations) at the Fall Rally in October identified their needs and interests via questionnaire. Based on those responses, the Team has planned this one day Aging Well Conference, which takes the place of the Spring Retreat in 2017. With top speakers in their field, this conference offers very helpful and educational sessions for the participants! We hope you’ll join us on April 22!

-Joy Cole & Kathy Sparks, Co-conveners, Aging Well Team

 

Conference Agenda
9:00am | Check-In & Fellowship
9:30am | Welcome & Devotions
10:00am – 11:00pm | Session #1
11:15am – 12:15pm | Session #2
12:15-1:00pm | Lunch
1:00pm-2:00pm | Singstunde with Sam Gray, and Stories from Across the Province

Workshops and Presenter Information

Common Sense Tips for Caring
Presenter: The Rt. Rev. Lane Sapp,
Calvary Moravian Church
End of Life Issues, Challenges, & Solutions
Presenter: Ben Limehouse, Attorney, Liipfert Law Group

Exercise at Home
Presenter: Maria Moerk, Licensed Physical Therapist, Novant’s Outpatient Clinic

Engaging Technology Without Fear
Presenters: Andrew David Cox, Communications Project Manager and Amy Linville, Interim College Ministry Coordinator, both of Moravian Board of Cooperative Ministries (BCM)

Understanding Dementia
Presenter: Christina Hugenschmidt, PhD, Assistant Professor, Section on Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Pray as You Can, Not as You Can’t
Presenter: Lori Carter, Co-Director of the Congregational Nurse and Health Ministry Program at the Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston Salem; Interim Pastor for Congregational Care at
Pfafftown Christian Church

Afternoon Singstunde* and Stories from Across the Province
Presenter: The Rt. Rev. Sam Gray, Director of Intercultural Ministries and New Work, Board of World Mission, Moravian Church, North America

We’ll also hear from the following individuals about their congregation’s innovative ministries, which often benefit older adult Moravians:
•Kathy Sparks (Macedonia Moravian): Tuesdays at Two
•Grace Shutt (New Philadelphia Moravian): Healing Through Faith
•Pam Prevatte (New Hope Moravian): Caregivers Support
•Joy Cole (Unity Moravian): Single Sisters

About the author:

Mrs. Rachel Moody Weavil is the Administrative Assistant at New Philadelphia Moravian Church. Follow him on Twitter / Facebook.