The next Faith and Health Quarterly Meeting, Healing for Caregivers: How Faith Communities Can Help will be held on Thursday, May 31 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at at The Stephanie Center at St. James Hospital, 30 E. 15th Street, Lower Level, Chicago Heights, IL. This program explores how faith communities can be a positive and generative place for those who are caregivers to the elderly and chronically ill. Presenters will share information about the psychosocial aspects and role transitions that accompany caregiving and will feature faith-based models and practical examples of how congregations are working to support caregivers and promote well-being.
Speakers include Dana Bright, Manager of Health Promotion, Health and Aging, at Rush University Medical Center, Rev. Sharon Stolz, Coordinator, Caring Together, Living Better at AgeOptions (the suburban Cook County Area Agency on Aging), and Moriel McClerkin, Executive Director, Crossroads Coalition. Members of congregations providing services to caregivers will also present.
5:30-6pm Gathering time and light supper
6-6:30pm Centering Time
6:30-8pm Presentation: Healing for Caregivers: How Faith Communities Can Help
8-8:30pm Resource sharing and announcements
Come for the entire program or just for the presentation. There is no fee for this event. A small donation to assist with the cost of the supper would be appreciated, but is not required. So we can plan for food, please RSVP to Olga at 847-384-3513 or email@example.com.
Bring flyers, brochures and announcements that you want to share about your programs or events.