43nd Annual Elder Religious and Diocesan Priests Workshop

June 12 - 18, 2020

Topics include:

  • Seeding Hope for the Future with Ann Billard, OLM, Ph.D.
  • The 4Fs of Managing Healthy Aging: Falls, Fear, Frailty, and Fun with Dennis W. Klima, PT, MS, GCS, NCS
  • Building Effective Restorative Care Programs with Dennis W. Klima, PT, MS, GCS, NCS
  • Caregiver Quality of Life (QOL) with David Hage, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, C-ASWCM
  • Parkinson's Disease and Dementia & How an SLP Can Help with Tia Spagnuolo, MS, CCC-SLP and Melissa A. Alunni, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Ethical Considerations of Spiritual Care Within Health Care with Shelby Abraham, MU Occupational Therapy Student
  • The Blue Zones: Learning How to Add Life to Years with Brenda Hage, Ph.D., DNP, CRNP
  • Life Giving Activities with Lisa Kaiser, NCAP 
  • Practical Applications with Mary Hopkins, OP, MS and Wayne Fitzpatrick, MM, MA, MS
  • Standing Together Scarred, Hungry, Thirsty and in Need of Our God with Larry Lewis, MM

Click here for the 2020 brochure.

Click here for the 2020 registration form.

For more information, call 570-674-6161, or email muconf@misericordia.edu

This workshop provides information that specializes in practical applications and solutions and a strong support-networking system across the spiritual, psychological, medical, pastoral, and practical aspects of caring and ministering to the elders in our religious congregations and dioceses.

  • Mini sabbatical for priests, brothers, and sisters
  • Faculty specifically chosen for their expertise and ability to relate to this focused group
  • Integrates the spiritual, psychological, medical, pastoral, and practical issues concerning the aged
  • Opens channels linking you into a strong support and networking system

Designed for
• sisters • ministers • brothers • deacons • priests • laity
In positions of
• leadership • administrators • nurses • nurse practitioners
• retirement planners • geriatric personnel • social workers • recreation therapists • counselors • outreach workers
• dietitians • chaplains • pastoral staff • membership personnel

Wayne J. Fitzpatrick, MM, MA, MS, C-GCM
Mary C. Hopkins, OP, MS, CGT 




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