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May 2020

The Malcolm Goldsmith Lecture 2020

7th May 2020 - 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hilton Grosvenor Hotel, 5-21 Grosvenor St
Edinburgh, EH12 5EF United Kingdom
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We are delighted to announce that Dr Donald Macaskill, Chief Executive, Scottish Care will give the 2020 Malcolm Goldsmith Lecture entitled Human Rights and Spiritual Care. The Lecture will be followed by a wine and canape reception. Tickets are available to purchase now - click on the Eventbrite website link below.

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THE POWER OF MUSIC for people with dementia and their carers

29th May 2020 - 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dumfries Baptist Church Centre, Gillbrae Road
Dumfries, Scotland DG1 4EJ
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A workshop led by Diana Kerr, Dementia Consultant, Author and Singing Group Leader. Who should attend? Do you like a good sing song? Have you had your spirits lifted by music? Are you looking for an opportunity to be involved in bringing fun, joy and a sense of wellbeing to others? Would you like to be involved with the support of people with dementia and their carers?  If so, then come to this workshop and be inspired to have a…

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May 2021

The Malcolm Goldsmith Lecture 2021

11th May 2021 - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday 11 May 2021 - 4.30pm THE MALCOLM GOLDSMITH LECTURE 2021 to be given by Dr Donald Macaskill, Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Care The fullness of humanity: human rights and spirituality This lecture will explore the relationship between human rights as a moral and legal framework and the world of spirituality. It will advocate a positive potential relationship between human rights and traditional spiritual belief and religious traditions both in practice and in thought. It will approach the subject with…

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June 2021

Mental Health, Older People and Faith Communities

22nd June 2021 - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

In a series of free on-line seminars, we will be exploring the issues encountered by faith communities in supporting people with mental health challenges.   Mental wellbeing is at the forefront of current considerations, but these seminars will look at issues around long- term mental health challenges as well as the impact of Covid-19.

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September 2021

Death, Dying and Bereavement – How do we develop compassionate support

23rd September 2021 - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This seminar will highlight important initiatives to support people experiencing grief, loss, and bereavement.  There will be examples of local compassionate communities and an opportunity to share ideas.

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The Anna Chaplaincy

28th September 2021 - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

We live in a world of accelerating demographic change. It is good news we are living longer but with longevity come challenges. Anna Chaplaincy for Older People is a tried-and-tested approach to ministry among people in their later years.

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October 2021

We Need to Talk About Death and Dying

14th October 2021 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Workshop will offer support and tools to enhance confidence in having pastoral conversations about death and dying.  Using a model from the field of bereavement to explore emotional, psychological, and spiritual responses and building on the experiences of the participants, the day will resource those who attend to go deeper in their pastoral encounters with people who are actively addressing their own mortality.

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Relational Care

27th October 2021 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Relational Care is a concept that has evolved in response to observed good practice and benefits in the care of older people.

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Presentation on Relational Care

27th October 2021 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Our October seminar will be led by Jenny Kartupelis MBE, author of two books on this subject, the more recent being Making Relational Care Work for Older People (2021, Routledge). Her work in this field has involved extensive interviews as well as looking at the impacts of best practice, and she is encouraging people attending the presentation to bring and share their own experiences, for which there will be plenty of time.

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November 2021

Harvest field – A celebration of the contribution of older people to our faith communities

17th November 2021 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The aim of the conference is to highlight different aspects of the contribution made by older people and the importance of embracing new possibilities with and by older people noticing how we change and develop as we age and how we express our needs.

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