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Caregiving: Remembering Our Creator in Older Adulthood

Older adulthood is a season of many changes, including increased flexibility, the capacity for broadened thinking, and joy. This workshop will suggest that Christian vocation in older adulthood means remembering God and being remembered by God. It will show how the changes of aging are not just conditions of loss but opportunities for spiritual transformation, including the giving and receiving of help in the activities of daily life.

Presenter: Phil Helsel

Date: September 14th, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - Noon

Location: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, McCord Community Center, McCord 203,
100 East 27th Street, Austin, 78705

Cost:  $30

Recommended for: Clergy, chaplains, caregivers, lay persons of all kinds interested in the riches of older adulthood

Dr. Philip Browning Helsel is associate professor of pastoral care at Austin Seminary. He is the author of a new book, Pastoral Care and Counseling: An Introduction (Paulist Press, 2018).

Helsel earned his PhD in pastoral theology and practical theology from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2012. He also holds a MDiv in pastoral care and counseling from Princeton Theological Seminary (2004) and a BA, summa cum laude, in Bible and religion from Anderson University (2000). Helsel is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and was parish associate for pastoral care at Freehold Presbyterian Church in Freehold, New Jersey.

His first book, Pastoral Power Beyond Psychology’s Marginalization: Resisting the Discourses of the Psy-Complex (Palgrave Macmillan, New Approaches to Religion & Power Series) came out in 2015. He serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling.