Information about previous Connections events can be found here.

November Care Symposium on Loneliness

On the morning of Monday, November 26, Dr. Drexel Rayford, Support Team Network Manager at UAB Pastoral Care, will lead a discussion on the topic of loneliness: it’s causes, how to talk about it, and how to cope with it personally and in a community.  For those who can stay a bit longer, the presentation will be followed by a workshop examining how we can do a better job of combating loneliness among members of our church.  Please mark your calendars today for Monday, November 26 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (9-10 presentation, 10:30-11:30 workshop, lunch provided). 

Walking Each Other Home

It’s not easy to talk about dying, but even one conversation can make a vital difference. All of us could be faced with opportunities to have these conversations with our grandparents, our parents, our spouses and our loved ones. Listen as Elizabeth Bertolini, a hospice and palliative care nurse, shares her many years of experience caring for the aging, in the hospital and long term care settings. You can access Beth’s slides here.