Even to your old age I am He, and to gray hairs I will carry you.
I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.
The care team for the elderly aims to support and befriend the seniors in our midst through:
- Visits to homes and nursing homes
- Phone calls and chats
- Tech help
- Music therapy
- Dog therapy
Upcoming Course(s) / How you can help
8 Saturdays, 17 Sep - 12 Nov,
9:30 am - 12 pm,
Chapel for all Peoples, SAC
Course fees: $50
Registration closes 28 Aug or
when capacity is reached (50 pax)
Spiritual Care for the Ageing
Physical and mental health are essential – but true, holistic care means understanding and supplying spiritual needs as well. This course is built on eight modules that provide participants with a realistic understanding of the ageing process and practical techniques for coping with the losses age brings.
The course syllabus includes:
- Understanding the ageing journey
- Spirituality in ageing
- Good communication
- The power of storytelling
- A new home and a new way of life
- Loss, grief, death and dying
- Roles, boundaries and self-care
About the Instructors
Ds Ti Lian Swan is a Pastor in St Andrew's Cathedral and the Head of the Prayer & Intercession Ministry and the Member Care Ministry of the Church. She had her theological education at Trinity Theological College, Singapore. Her heart is in discipling new believers in the Word and in Prayer, thereby helping them to lay a strong faith foundation for their spiritual growth.
Ms Samantha Lee worships at St Andrew's Cathedral with her husband. She is a trained counsellor who provides counselling and pastoral care in the Cathedral. She has a desire to help people encounter God and experience His healing and transforming power in their lives. She serves in the Cathedral in Member Care (Married Couples & Family), Family Life Matters and Cell Group Ministry, and also as a lay reader.
( 17, 24 Sep, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Oct & 12 Nov )
Understanding the ageing journey - 17 Sept
Discover what meaningful ageing is, how our biological and spiritual stories are woven through the ageing process and what the role of the spiritual carer is.
Spirituality in ageing - 24 Sept
Description: Discover what good spiritual care is, the core values of good spiritual care and what it looks like to build belonging and support spirituality.
Good communication - 1 Oct
Recognise the types of effective listening involved in good communication and the value of listening to spiritual stories.
The power of storytelling - 8 Oct
Recognise the power and impact of storytelling and spiritual reminiscence. Discover the practical skills required to share one’s story.
Dementia - 15 Oct
Recognise the causes of dementia and the impact it has on identity. Consider the spiritual needs of the older person living with dementia and the role of the spiritual carer in supporting the individual and their family.
A new home and a new way of life - 22 Oct
Discover the reasons why moving home is a difficult event for the older person and how to help them make the transition.
Loss, grief, death and dying - 29 Oct
Recognise that part of living is coming to terms with loss and discover how a spiritual carer can support an older person so that they can age meaningfully.
Roles, boundaries and self-care - 12 Nov
Recognise that limitations and boundaries are there to safeguard both the spiritual carer and the older person, and discover how important self-care is.
Recruiting Cathedral K9s (Therapy Dogs)
Building bridges, deepening friendships and touching lives – through our pets.
If you have a dog whose sweet nature can be shared with others, please join us to be a blessing to them.
Temperament tests will be conducted to assess the suitability of your dog.
St Andrew's Cathedral Member Care Ministry
For any enquiries, please email email@example.com