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This year's Selwyn Institute Conferences will be brought to you virtually via Zoom

The Selwyn Institute Webinar Series 2020

Ageing and Spirituality Webinar:

Developed specifically for health and social services professionals and clergy from across Aotearoa New Zealand who work with older people. The topic for our first Webinar on Wednesday 14 October 2020 from 7.00pm – 9.00pm is The Last Stage of Human Growth is Mortality. Selwyn Foundation Director of Spiritual Care, Reverend Caroline Leys and Hospice NZ Clinical Advisor, Professor Rod MacLeod, will explore the concept that well engaged mortality strengthens growth – the knowledge of negotiating the personal concept of mortality, that is our life as we know it is finite. They will discuss those questions that people near the end of life often want to traverse: have I made a difference, am I leaving a legacy, am I surrounded by love or am I facing this alone, do I need to find reconciliation of past differences, etc. Caroline and Rod will discuss these questions and the conversations they can evoke, they will invite questions and comments from the audience, you will find presenter and content details below.

Upcoming webinars:

We are currently planning a second Ageing & Spirituality Webinar to be broadcast during November. Details will be emailed through to participants of previous conferences, along with those who register for this and future Selwyn Institute events. Information on our second Ageing & Spirituality webinar will be released on this page mid-October.

Following each Webinar we will invite participants to complete a short Survey Monkey questionnaire to tell us what you liked, and what you recommend be done differently and better for future online events. We want to hear what topics you would like us to cover in the future, and the presenters you suggest for future topics. Your feedback will be valued, we are committed to the webinar series being relevant and making best use of your time.

We look forward to this new way for Selwyn Foundation to provide learning opportunities for the Age Care sector in place of our usual Conferences, Seminars, and Workshops.   

  • Ageing and Spirituality Webinar

    Selwyn Foundation's Director of Spiritual Care, Rev'd Caroline Leys and Hospice NZ Clinical Advisor Professor Rod MacLeod discuss ‘The Last Stage of Human Growth is Mortality’ Wednesday, 14 October 2020

  • Previous Conferences & Events

    Take a look at our previous conferences and events including the 2020 Wellbeing Week, 2019 Gerontology Nursing Conference and 2019 Ageing and Spirituality Conference

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