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Called to Care - Spiritual Care Day of Learning 

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Dear Colleague,
As spiritual care providers, we often feel called to the work that we do — called to serve and called to provide care to those in need. On June 4th the Spiritual Care Department of Hospice Buffalo is hosting a day of learning to empower and cultivate that very call through workshops, discussions and education — offering useful and practical tools to help you deepen and enrich the communities and organizations you serve, as well as your own wellbeing.

You can attend 1 session or all sessions — stay for a while or spend the day with us — completely free of charge — we’re even happy to provide lunch. Although space is limited, all you need to do is reply to SpiritualCare@PalliativeCare.org by May 28 noting what time you plan to be with us and any dietary restrictions (if you will be with us for lunch), and we will look forward to seeing you.
Many Blessings,
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Rev. Adam Scheldt
Director of Spiritual Care, Hospice Buffalo 


PRESENTING:
Rev. Becky Naber,
Creating Volunteer Pastoral Care Teams in Your Community
Rev. Drew Ludwig,
Caring for the ‘Nones’ and ‘Dones’, Engaging the Unengaged

Keynote Speaker: Kelley Clem, RN, VP of Education & Patient Advocacy
My Soul Grows Through Caring – My Journey of Becoming the Nurse I am Today

Hosted by the Spiritual Care Department of Hospice Buffalo

Admission and registration is free and includes lunch.
RSVP by May 28: email SpiritualCare@PalliativeCare.org, or call 716-901-0284

AGENDA
10 a.m. refreshments and welcoming one another

10:30 a.m. introducing and framing the day

11 a.m. choose from 2 sessions:

  • Caring for the ‘Nones’ and ‘Dones’ — Engaging the Unengaged
  • Creating Volunteer Pastoral Care Teams in Your Community

12 p.m. learning-lunch — choose from 3 sessions:

  • Caring for the ‘Nones’ and ‘Dones’ — Engaging the Unengaged
  • Creating Volunteer Pastoral Care Teams in Your Community
  • Facilitated conversations including:

“Listening to the Call”
“Caring for Caregivers”
“Best Practices in Your Community”

1 p.m. Keynote speaker, Kelley Clem RN, VP of Education & Patient Advocacy at Hospice Buffalo: “My Soul Grows through Caring — My Journey of Becoming the Nurse I am Today”

1:45 p.m. gratitude and farewell

Caring for the ‘Nones’ and ‘Dones’ — Engaging the Unengaged
One of the largest growing segments of the American populace is those who are not attracted to traditional models of religious or spiritual observance. The result is that many formal congregations struggle with membership and spiritual professionals struggle with caring for the greatest number of people in need. This session, presented by Rev. Drew Ludwig, will help you tackle shifting demographics in a way that enables you to provide care to those who need it most.

Creating Volunteer Pastoral Care Teams in Your Community
You are just one person — the community or organization you serve, however, is not. As spiritual professionals, we are often called upon to offer care to a great many people, and yet as the saying goes, there are only so many hours in the day. This session, presented by Rev. Becky Naber, outlines how to expand your pastoral reach by creating and cultivating volunteer pastoral care teams to help serve those who are ill or have a pastoral need in your communities, congregations, and organizations.

Keynote Presentation
My Soul Grows through Caring — My Journey of Becoming the Nurse I am Today Growing up as the daughter of a former nun, nurse Kelley Clem has led a life that can truly be called a journey. As someone who lives her spirituality, Kelley’s warm and inspiring story will invite us to experience her journey as she charts how she became the person and nurse she is today — a journey that has shifted the art of caring and palliative care.

Facilitated Conversations
Enjoy a number of facilitated conversations, each hosted by one of Hospice Buffalo’s Spiritual Care Counselors and designed to enable you to share your own best practices, while learning best practices of others. A number of topics will be available, or you may suggest a new one. This “session” will be organic, fluid, and entirely interactive.