Encouraging Social Inclusion: Faith Communities as Neighbourhood Hubs

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Fall 2019 Learning Series

Led by Pat Spadafora, Project Manager – Hamilton Seniors Isolation Impact Plan (HSIIP)

This presentation is for faith community leaders and others interested in social inclusion.

Faith communities are natural gathering places for people of all ages.

Since 2005 I have worked to develop a community hub model for Grace Lutheran Church which has greatly benefited the wider community and ourselves. You could already be engaged in a community hub model or may not know about this yet. Either way, Pat’s insights, learning about the model Grace Lutheran Church has used and having the opportunity for discussion, will benefit all leaders from all faith communities.

In addition to sharing key learnings from the 3-year Hamilton Seniors Isolation Impact Plan project, Pat Spadafora will engage participants in a conversation about the role of faith communities as neighbourhood hubs for supporting not only older adults who are experiencing social isolation but for individuals of all ages.

We have invited Pat Spadafora, Project Manager for the Hamilton Seniors Isolation Impact Plan, to speak with us on how our locations can become Neighbourhood Hubs in our local communities.

As the founder and former Director of the Centre for Elder Research, an applied research Centre of Excellence at Sheridan College in Oakville and Kaleidoscope Consulting, Pat brings much experience and insight around the issues seniors face in our faith communities and the wider community.

You can read more about Pat Spadafora on her website www.kaleidoscopeconsulting.net.

 

 

Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 25th to reserve your spot for supper and please let us know of any dietary concerns.

905-527-0877 or info.glchamilton@gmail.com