Sunday, Dec. 2, 3 p.m. Spirituality for the Second Half of Life: Cognitive Disorders, Memory Loss, and Spiritual Dimensions:

Sunday, Dec. 2, 3 p.m. Spirituality for the Second Half of Life: Cognitive Disorders, Memory Loss, and Spiritual Dimensions:

St. Peter’s series of talks called “Spirituality for the Second Half of Life” addresses challenges faced by older adults. As people age issues in life raise questions that often are not experienced in their youthful years. They may seek answers for themselves, friends, or older relatives. This series addresses these issues.

Sunday, December 2nd at 3:00 pm at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 11 White Street in Rockland. The Rev. Mary Ann Hoy will discuss cognitive disorders, memory loss and its spiritual dimensions. Before her ordination in 1999, Rev. Hoy, a Syracuse University journalism graduate, spent several years as a newspaper reporter, columnist and section editor at papers in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maine. She received her M.Div. from Bangor Theological Seminary and was employed as the associate at St. Andrew’s Episcopal church in Newcastle for 12 years.  While at St. Andrew’s, she became very interested and involved in ministering to persons with Dementia and Alzheimer’s.  After leaving the parish, she founded a program offered by the Episcopal Diocese of Maine on Dementia-Alzheimer’s ministry.  She is currently the assisting priest at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Portland and continues her involvement with persons with cognitive memory loss and their families.  She lives in Brunswick.

Bring your questions and thoughts—from the ordinary to the eternal meaning of life. The programs in the community series are free and open to the public. For additional information contact the parish administrator at St. Peter’s at 594-8191.

Wednesday January 16th at 4 pm. Sarah Ruef-Lindquist, an attorney and certified trust and financial advisor at Allen Insurance and Financial, will discuss financial planning.

Sunday February 10th at 3 pm. Walker Hutchins of Burpee, Carpenter and Hutchins Funeral Home, and the Rev. Lael Sorensen, rector of St. Peter’s will discuss funeral planning.

A sixth workshop (still to be scheduled) will focus on intergenerational conversations and conflicts faced by families and caregivers relating to property, possessions, housing, care needs and costs and financial resources.

 

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