Building and Supporting Resilience in Older People

PACFA Older People Interest Group

PACFA's Older People Interest Group presents:
Building and supporting resilience in older people

Member: $35
Student: $25
Non-Member: $50

23/11/2021 7:00pm-9:00pm AEDT (Daylight Savings Time, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra)

We know from research and from lived experience that resilience is developed or rekindled in tough times. Staying focused and resilient is especially of great importance as we age and face much change. What are the factors that promotes resilience in older people and why are some people ageing with a great sense of freedom and others with a sense of despair? Is it just a matter of attitude? What does the current research say about ageing and resilience? Evidence suggests that emotional wellbeing generally increases with age unless the older person is experiencing some major health issue or disadvantage (Centre for Mental Health 2018).

This short 2 hour session will address these issues and provide opportunities to explore what promotes resilience in older people. This course is based on a “strength based” approach.

Learning objectives of this session: 

1. Examine the constant challenges of living with change and loss as part of the ageing process. 

2. Identify the key elements of resilience.

3. Explore what make an older person resilient to life’s challenges. 

4. Develop strategies of how to connect with older people who are withdrawing from the world around them and are struggling with metal health challenges. 

5. Discuss strategies which encourage and promote personal, familial Interpersonal and societal resilience in older people. 

Beaté will share her extensive knowledge, clinical experience and practical approaches and methods throughout the session including from her book called Tech – Connect – Staying Meaningfully Connected in Aged Care that she developed and from her Master’s research on Mindful Meditation Groups in Residential Care and its relevance to Wellbeing and Spiritual Growth. 

For PACFA Registrants, the webinar counts as 2 hours of Category A CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

You must attend 75% of a webinar in order to receive a CPD certificate.

Beaté Steller:
Beaté is a Sydney based adult educator, author, accredited mental health social worker, counsellor, clinical supervisor, adult educator, spiritual care practitioner and registered nurse. She has gathered experience in these roles over 35 years in a variety of sectors and industries, including health, palliative and aged care, social housing and long-term unemployment. She has a special interest in working with older people and has been working in Residential Aged Care for over the last 14 years in the roles of Social Worker and Spiritual Wellbeing Co-ordinator. 

For over a decade Beaté has specialized in grief and loss education/counselling and transition counselling and was a Director of the Board of NALAG (National Association for Loss) and Grief between 2009 - 2020. She had her first book published in 2017 called Tech-connect –Staying Meaningfully Connected in Aged Care. She has both graduate and postgraduate qualifications in Adult Education, Social Work and Nursing, holds a Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training. She completed her second Master Degree in Ageing and Pastoral Studies in 2019. Her Masters research was on Mindfulness Meditation Groups in Residential Aged Care and its Relevance Spiritual Growth and Wellbeing. Beaté has a history of working with people from Indigenous and culturally diverse backgrounds.

Event Cancellations
Customers seeking to cancel their registration more than 5 working days (for courses) and 48 hours (for webinars) prior to the event date may request a credit to be applied to their account. Cancellations must be made in writing to [email protected] Cancellations made with less notice than this are non-refundable or exchangeable. Credits will be accessible through the PACFA Portal and are valid for up to a year from the purchase date. This policy is at the discretion of PACFA and may change. Queries should be directed to [email protected]

23/11/2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time
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