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August 11, 2015 11:30 ET

MEDIA ALERT: 6th International Conference on Ageing and Spirituality Recognizes Aging as a Spiritual Journey

GLENDALE, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 11, 2015) - Those who see aging as a spiritual journey are invited to attend and consider together what spirituality and religion bring to the current worldwide discussion on aging.

This year's theme, "Paradox and Promise in the Pilgrimage of Aging," reflects intentionality in the use of the word "Pilgrimage." Participants are invited to journey together for four days, to learn about the importance of spirituality in aging. This pilgrimage brings together theorists and practitioners from a wide variety of disciplines, and is a rare and wonderful opportunity to learn from, be inspired by and receive takeaways from others for creating awareness and practical ways to address aging.

Sunday, October 4, 1:00 p.m. - Wednesday, October 7, 2:00 p.m.

The Conference Center of the California Endowment's Center for Healthy Communities
1000 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Hosted by California Lutheran Homes Center for Spirituality and Aging
Distinguished Speakers include:
Keith Albans, PhD, BD (Creativity and Resiliency on the Pilgrimage of Aging), Jane Thibault, MA,MSSW, PhD (Pilgrimage: A Way of Being on the Aging Journey), Ralph Kunz, Th, PhD, PhD habil (Paradox and Promise of the Aging Journey: Dementia as Metaphor), Dayle Friedman, MA, MSW, Rabbinic ordination (Grace and Grit: Wisdom for the Journey of Growing Older) and Mary Catherine Bateson, PhD (The Growth of Spirituality in the Pilgrimage of Aging)
Twitter: Follow @CLHSpiritAging

About California Lutheran Homes Center for Spirituality and Aging

The California Lutheran Homes Center for Spirituality and Aging provides education and resources about spirituality as it is experienced in the aging process for both faith and long-term care communities. Established in 1999, the Center is a respected resource for those interested in connecting in advocacy and education around the spiritual issues and journey of aging, whether or not in a religious or faith tradition. The Center's vision is to transform the way long-term care communities and faith communities meet the needs of older adults based on the understanding that aging is a spiritual journey.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Michelle van Kriedt /Jamie Mesenburg
    Email Contact
    (415) 986-7212