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The Coalition of Ministries for Older Adults

December 2, 2021 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Sponsored by The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston Salem will meet virtually on

11:45-1:00 pm

Is It Really Better to Give Than Receive?
Aging in Community in the Time of COVID

Speaker: Sheila Roher, MPH
Founder, Radical AgeLab

If you attended our last in-person meeting in March of 2020, you heard Sheila talk about holding the space for new stories about elderhood. We have invited Sheila back to share her reflections on COVID and aging. It is a truism in our culture and in many religious traditions that it is better to give than receive, but a), is it true, and b) how does this assumption affect us? Has this belief perhaps contributed to the loneliness and isolation of older adults, many of whom are not well-practiced in receiving? And what does this mean for people in caregiving professions, whose social status and pay scale often doesn’t reflect the values espoused? Perhaps one of the great gifts of COVID is that it has forced/inspired us to reimagine our ideas about community and look more closely at the quality of our relationships. What can we learn? Sheila’s presentation promises to open new ways of thinking for us.
To sign up, respond to llewis@shepherdscenter.org
Or call 336-748-0217

 A link for the Zoom meeting will be sent closer to the meeting date to those who sign up.


December 2, 2021
11:45 am - 1:00 pm