On Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. â€“ 3:00 p.m., clergy of all faiths are invited to attend an important half-day program that will help them better minister to the spiritual needs of members of their congregations who are affected by Alzheimerâ€™s disease. Themed Creating Spiritual Connections: Ministering to Persons with Dementia, the Sixth Annual Interfaith Workshop for Chaplains and Other Clergy is sponsored by the Alzheimerâ€™s Association, New York City Chapter and HealthCare Chaplaincy, a leader in the research, education, and practice of multifaith spiritual care and palliative care. With more than 500,000 people in New York City either diagnosed with dementia or taking care of someone with the disease, this workshop is an important resource for ministers of all faiths. The workshop will take place at the Alzheimerâ€™s Association, New York City Chapter in Manhattan.
Jed A. Levine, Executive Vice President, Director, Programs and Services, Alzheimerâ€™s Association, New York City Chapter
Stephen G. Post, Ph.D., Professor of Preventive Medicine and Founding Director (2008) of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Dan Cohen, MSW, Founding Executive Director of Music & Memory
Nancy Lee Hendley, MFA, and Alejandro Berti, BA, Dementia Care Trainers at the Alzheimerâ€™s Association, NYC Chapter
There is no fee for participating in this workshop, which was made possible, in part, by a generous grant from The Helen Matchett DeMario Foundation, Inc and the Herman Goldman Foundation. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Space is limited.