The Foundation has welcomed the Reverend Caroline Leys as Selwyn’s new Director Spiritual Care.
On 13 February, a special service of commissioning was held at Selwyn Village’s Chapel of Christ the King for Caroline, who takes over from the Reverend Marianne Hornburg following her retirement from the role.
As we celebrate our 65th year of caring for older people, Caroline’s appointment is an outstanding opportunity for Selwyn and opens a new chapter in our development, as we continue to grow as an organisation, to diversify our activities and expand our charitable outreach in the service of the older members of society.
Caroline will lead our strategic development of the spiritual wellbeing dimension of The Selwyn Way — which is our approach to the care and wellbeing of all who connect with us — so that spirituality is made accessible across everything we do as a charity, in our villages, through our community services, and through education and knowledge exchange for staff, older people and their families.
Selwyn is already a place where we welcome everybody, irrespective of their spiritual beliefs, backgrounds and cultures and, with Caroline’s appointment, we look forward to continuing to help our staff and each person we support and care for to find and grow whatever brings meaning to their life.