Thursday, September 3rd (Session I4) - 20/20 Vision: Addressing the Spiritual Needs of Residents, Families and Team Members

Session I4

The importance of the spiritual domain during our senior years is crucial as it still very much provides room for growth. As the aging process unfolds, the spirit is still capable of expansion, renewal or even new birth in later years of life. In spite of changes, losses and chronic health conditions, people can continue to cultivate their relationship with their creator or higher power. Our job is to help them stay connected with their spiritual support system and provide the fellowship they need and yearn. Let us work to provide comfort, encouragement and stability in times of change.   Let us, with the clearest of vision, work to ensure residents’ spiritual needs are addressed to the best of our ability.

1. Create an environment of openness and willingness to discuss the importance of a healthy spirit.
2. Define the differences between spirituality and religion.
3. Compare various examples of spirituality and how it is practiced.

Pastor Gary Gibson

Director of Spiritual Life, Presbyterian Senior Care Network

Pastor Gary Gibson currently serves as the Pastor of North Buffalo Presbyterian Church in Washington, PA where he has been for the past twenty-five years. He also serves as the Director of Spiritual Life, Chaplain and Spiritual Counselor for Presbyterian Senior Care’s Washington Campus. Pastor Gary also serves on the staff of the Washington Hospital as their Oncology Chaplin and Hospice Spiritual Counselor. His Chaplaincy and Clinical Pastoral Education degree was completed at West Virginia University where he also did his residency program. Pastor Gary’s religious education includes Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, West Virginia University, Washington and Jefferson College and Wheeling University. He serves Washington County as a Deputy Corner and Chaplain for the PA State Police and the city of Washington Fire Department.  He serves as Chaplain and college Pastor at Washington and Jefferson College. Pastor Gary has developed programs and presents on end- of-life and has been a national speaker for enhancing the quality of life for older adults for more than then ten years for Pioneer Network. He has also spoken internationally on “Spirituality in the Workplace.  He currently serves on the executive board of SWPPA (South Western Pennsylvania Partnership on Aging) and on the board of VOICE (Voice of inspired change for Elders in PA), Pennsylvania’s culture change coalition. Gary and his wife Kathy of 49 years have two daughters: Melissa and Nicole and one granddaughter, Melia. He is a lifelong resident of Washington County and is a proud veteran of the United States Navy. 

Cheryl Kruschke

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2 Questions Please give us your feedback. Objectives: Create an environment of openness and willingness to discuss the importance of a healthy spirit. Define the differences between spirituality and religion. Compare various examples of spirituality and how it is practiced.
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