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Being Curious Webinar: Home, an exploration of research into the meaning of home.


August 20, 2021
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Other Time Zones:
10.30am – 11.30am  (NSW, ACT, Tas, Vic, QLD)
10.00am – 11.00am (SA, NT)
8.30am – 9.30am (WA)
Free – $20.00
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Sally is a doctoral candidate in the School of Theology, Charles Sturt University (CSU) and an Adjunct Research Associate for the Centre for Public and Contextual Theology at CSU. Sally has a keen interest in research into relevant and compassionate spiritual care for older people. Completing her Master of Ageing and Pastoral Studies with Distinction in 2020, her particular focus is the meaning of ‘home’, from a spiritual perspective, for older people. Her Masters dissertation, focusing on older people living in residential aged care, was awarded the Greg Eather Memorial Prize for meritorious work in Christianity and Australian society, from St Mark’s National Theological Centre. When not working or studying, Sally enjoys gardening, being with family, and spending time in the Australian bush.

August 20, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Free – $20.00
Being Curious is a series of presentations from local SA and national initiatives who are curious about enhancing the lives of diverse populations in the community. This series will engage the listener with projects that will encourage you to get more curious. Once your curiosity is sparked, it will kindle further action to engage with these projects, connect older people from your service to them or even ignite your own ventures. This is an opportunity to find out more about grass roots ideas which aim to impact the lives of marginalised or vulnerable people by strengthening their capacities physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

Friday 20th August: Home, an exploration of research into the meaning of home.

What makes home ‘home’? This presentation will discuss the meaning of home for older people from a spiritual perspective, according to findings of a recent research project as part of a Master’s degree. We will discuss why knowing what ‘home’ means is important for the care of older people in Australia today, what the research project entailed, what the findings were, and implications for practice. As part of the presentation, participants will be asked about their own experiences of home and what home means to them, so there will be an experiential component as well.   The talk will cover:
  • What makes home ‘home’?
  • Our experiences of home and what home means to us
  • Meaning of home for older people from a spiritual perspective.
  • Research Project -Findings and implications.
  • Why knowing what ‘home’ means, is important for the care of older people in Australia today.
  • Making connections, accepting care and assisting people to feel at home.
  • Experiential component
  Target Audience: Anyone who is interested in older people, spirituality and ageing – older people themselves, living at home in the community or in residential aged care, as well as their care partners, or any staff working in the aged care sector.   This session will begin at 10am (Adelaide time). Grab a coffee and join us in Being Curious!         Disclaimer: CHSP Ticket price subsided by SA and NSW Sector Support and Development (SSD) funded by the Australian Department of Health. Although funding for this session has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.