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Edinburgh FAITH IN OLDER PEOPLE AND METHODIST HOMES JOINT CONFERENCE

23rd November 2016 @ 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

FAITH IN OLDER PEOPLE AND METHODIST HOMES JOINT CONFERENCE CULTURAL DIVERSITY, FAITH AND DEMENTIA

A critical examination of the place of religious faith in supporting the well-being of people with dementia

 Wednesday, 23rd November 2016:  Roxburghe Hotel, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh
Registration fee £95 includes coffees/lunch
This UK wide conference provides the opportunity to consider the issues around ageing, cultures and faith from different religious and non-faith based perspectives.   The conference, jointly organised by Faith in Older People (FiOP) and Methodist Homes, builds on the work of both organisations and others to highlight the needs of older people who are experiencing dementia and those who care for them.  FiOP is working collaboratively to develop guidance for Dementia Friendly Faith Communities and will be highlighting this development at the Conference with an opportunity to discuss and share the ways in which it could be implemented and further developed.

This is just the beginning and there is much to do to make a reality of the ideas to ensure the inclusion of older people with dementia so that they can continue to sustain a faith which has been a cornerstone of their lives and which will contribute to their resilience.

 

PROGRAMME

 

9.45am                 REGISTRATION/COFFEE/TEA

10.15am               WELCOME – Rev Dr Keith Albans MHA and Maureen O’Neill, Faith in Older People

10.30am               Scottish Government Minister (TBC)

10.45am               Drawing the threads together of spirituality, dementia and culture

                               Rev Adjunct Professor Elizabeth Mackinlay, Charles Sturt University, Australia

11.15am               Coffee break

11.30am              The Ageing Journey – perspectives from different faiths

                              Rev Dr Keith Albans, Methodist Homes

          Naved Siddiqi, Consultant Woolf Institute, Cambridge

          Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, New North London Synagogue

          Followed by discussion

1.00pm                 LUNCH

2.00pm                 Dementia Friendly Faith Communities

                               Professor Mary Marshall, Hammond Care and Faith in Older People Board Member

          Jenny Henderson, Consultant and Faith in Older People Associate

2.30pm                 Roundtable discussions on developing dementia friendly faith communities

3.30pm                 Feedback and Plenary discussion

4.00pm                 Finish

 

Some concessionary places available on application.

To reserve your place, please click HERE to go directly to our website booking page.

 

Website: www.faithinolderpeople.org.uk 

 

Tel: 0131 346 7981

Email: [email protected]

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Details

Date:
23rd November 2016
Time:
9:45 am - 5:00 pm

Venue

The Roxburghe Hotel
38 Charlotte Square,
Edinburgh , EH2 4HQ
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Phone:
0131 240 5500