May 17, 2005

Mercy Networking on Ageing: 11th National Conference October 13-15, 2005

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The Conference theme will be- Mercy: Walking towards Wisdom, Wellness, & Wholeness

Our goal is to provide an education forum and the opportunity to relate experiences, challenges and successes and to strengthen the commitment that Sisters of Mercy and Co-ministers share in serving older adults. Specific objectives are:

  • To understand and celebrate the richness of Aging experiences as they pertain to spirituality, best practice models and practical approaches.
  • To learn innovative approaches to meet the individual needs of older adults.
  • To affirm and energize the care-giver.

This conference is meant for nurses, certified nurse assistants, social workers, administrators of senior centres, houseing, nursing homes or community retirement centres, staff members and care-givers at these places. CEUs and certificates of attendance will be available.

Further Details/Expression of interest to:

Sr Marietta Walsh rsm
MNOA Board

Keynote Speakers

Thursday, October 13 2005,
Roch Rocklage rsm
Topic: Mercy - Service - Elders

Sister Roch

Join Sister Roch as she presents a renewed understanding of the mission/purpose of healthcare, focuses on the non-negotiable of the health care enterprise, and offers a re-articulation of Mercy in the healthcare enterprise: WHAT Mercy does, WHY Mercy does it and HOW Mercy does it.

Friday, October 14, 2005
James Siberski
Topic: Behavioural Issues in Alzheimer's and Other Dementia


Join Jim as he discusses early diagnosis, the advantages & limitations of various treatment approaches, and the ways in which a Geriatric Care Manager can assist communities in mainntaining spiritual growth.

John Siberski, S.J., M.D.
Topic: The Geriatric Psychiatrist: Expect More than Psychotherapy

Join John as he discusses the reationale for geriatric psychiatry, diagnosis and treatment of the dementing disorders, depression in the setting of medical illness and psychopharmacology.

Saturday, October 15, 2005
Maria Luisa Vera rsm
Topic: Walking Forward to Wisdom, Wellness, and Wholeness


Join Sister Maria Luisa as she invites us to explore Wisdom as hidden treasure, celebrate Wellness in spite of limitation, and provide opportunity for Wholeness as Integration

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