Godly Play and Elders in care settings: Development Day
Friday 21st April 2017, 10 a.m. -4 p.m.
Godly Play is being used with older people in a variety of settings including residential care, retirement villages, lunch clubs, with intergenerational groups. It is something that has been on the hearts of many Australian Godly Play storytellers since they first learned the method.
Come and spend a day engaging with the spirituality of older people and exploring adapting Godly Play for care settings. Come meet with others who have a passion for and/or have experience with Godly Play in care settings so we can strengthen this area of Godly Play practice– Godly Play is not just for children!
Cost: $40 (includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea).
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This day is suitable for people with a basic understanding of Godly Play and/or trained Godly Play storytellers, particularly those involved in Chaplaincy and care settings.
All participants will also be provided with a growing set of online resources and invited to join an online network of others to dialogue with also working with Godly Play in older people’s care settings.
This development day will address:
*The spirituality of older people including those living with dementia;
*adapting Godly Play for a variety of care settings;
*the wider blessings of Godly Play in a care setting;
*working with care home managers and care home staff.
Our facilitator, Rev Jeremy Clines, comes to us from the Godly Play with Older People project in England, which began in the Sheffield area, but has now become a national initiative in the UK. Godly Play been successfully used with people in care settings, including those who are living with dementia, and builds, very much, on a decade of ministry established by The Reverend Lois Howard in the U.S., over more than 10 years, working with elders who are living with dementia. Lois writes of her ministry in this article HERE and she also has an online published booklet that also provides many insights upon which the UK project is built (Available HERE).