Aging as a Spiritual Experience Workshop Will Be on Friday, Oct. 23, 9-5, United Way, Houston

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Center for Faith and Health Initiatives announces the "Aging as a Spiritual Experience" Workshop with 20 top notch speakers and performers and professional CEUs.. Don't leave earth without it!

Everybody is growing older every minute.The Baby Boomers are booming into their older years at a faster pace and in greater numbers than ever before. The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that 1 in 5 Americans will be elderly by 2030. America’s fast-paced culture does not help people make the most of growing older. Yet time in the older years can open people to new possibilities.

This transformational workshop, “Aging as a Spiritual Experience,” will provide senior service providers, health professionals, caregivers, and older adults opportunities to learn interfaith spiritual practices which promote wholeness. The event will be held on Friday, October 23, 9-4:30 p.m., at United Way, 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX.

International and national speakers and authors on spirituality and aging will include Dr. Andy Achenbaum, Rev. Dr. John Graham, and Dr. Bill Thomas. Experts will offer 20 informative and experiential sessions on practices which promote contemplative aging, such as laughter, music, advocacy, tai chi and grandparenting. By the end of the day, participants will be able to describe spiritual development across the lifespan, from childhood through gerotranscendance. They will be able to apply principles of spiritual maturation to their professional practice. Free activities include exhibits, screenings, massages, healing touch, tai chi, labyrinth walks, prizes, tickets to “Aging: Life’s Most Dangerous Game” performance, and a meditation center. Professional CEUs are available for LPCs, LMFTs, RNs, LVNs, and social workers and 4.4 contact hour certificates will be given to all.

Contemplative aging is for everyone. No one should leave earth without it. Registration is at or by phone at 409-933-0021.

This is the sixth event in the Shalom Series for Higher Health, a series training interfaith leaders to promote wholeness, peace, and prosperity. The Center for Faith and Health Initiatives’ (CFHI), the lead 501(c)(3) for this series, mission is promoting health through faith-based leadership with activities such as workshops, consultation, and community development.

CFHI thanks its non-profit community co-sponsors for partnering in this event: Institute for Spirituality and Health, TX AHEC East Coastal Region, Harris County Area Agency on Aging/Gateway to Care, Houston Community College Coleman College for Health Sciences, United Way of Greater Houston, and University of St. Thomas Carol and Odis Peavy School of Nursing. Their commitment to community outreach has made this event possible.

CFHI is proud to announce that the Institute for Spirituality and Health, whose mission is to increase awareness of the role that spirituality plays in health and healing, will carry this series forward in the coming years. For now, CFHI celebrates the growing circles of ambassadors for shalom through this dynamic workshop. Help spread the word. This Friday event is a great way to expand a weekend.

Questions? Contact: Dr. Karen Hahn, President, Center for Faith and Health Initiatives at:832-567-8316 or drkaren(at)centerforfaithandhealth(dot)org.

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