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Q&A with Jane Kuepfer: Nurturing your spiritual life to help age well

Jane Kuepfer, Schlegel Specialist in Spirituality and Aging, has always been deeply fascinated by the wisdom that is cultivated through years of living, and the way people navigate and become inspired by the experiences of life. We asked her some questions about what...

10th International Conference on Ageing and Spirituality to Explore Challenges and Choices in Later Life

2023 marks the year of the 10th International Conference on Ageing and Spirituality. The conference has taken place every two years since 2000 and brings people together from all over the world to share knowledge of spirituality and aging: expert researchers and...

Lora Giangregorio renewed as Schlegel Research Chair in Mobility and Aging

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and University of Waterloo are pleased to announce Lora Giangregorio’s renewal as the Schlegel Research Chair in Mobility and Aging. Giangregorio’s research on safe and effective exercises for older adults and on working...

Jane Kuepfer renewed as Schlegel Specialist in Spirituality and Aging

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) and Conrad Grebel University College are thrilled to announce the renewal of Jane Kuepfer as Schlegel Specialist in Spirituality and Aging. Kuepfer’s research in the area of spiritual care and aging has...

Spiritual resilience during the pandemic 

Spiritual care recognizes and responds to the needs of the human spirit. It supports practices, beliefs and relationships that people find meaningful and often turn to for help in difficult times, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Chi-Ping Loreta Sinn, Kinesiology...

Understanding spiritual care in long- term care: Before, during and beyond the pandemic

Spiritual care is an important part of life in long-term care (LTC) homes. Spiritual care providers can support well-being, promote resilience and provide opportunities for religious practice and rituals. However, there isn’t much regulation or consistency across LTC...

International conference highlights importance of spirituality and aging

This month, spiritual care providers, academics and researchers, senior care leaders, older adults and those interested in spirituality are coming together to discuss the importance of building connections, communicating and listening at the 9th International...
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