Ageing and Spirituality

Elizabeth McKinleywillto be given in Launceston and Hobart in early to mid September by the Reverend Professor Elizabeth MacKinlay. Elizabeth has committed herself to the research of and teaching about the spiritual care of the elderly in all the stages of an elder’s life.

If your interest and responsibility relates to the wellbeing of the ageing, then this is for you.

Meet Professor Elizabeth Mackinley, Australia’s leading researcher and author in this area. Hear her speak about how our community can best care for older people, help them make meaning of their lives and increase their sense of wellbeing.

Elizabeth MacKinlay is an Anglican priest, Professor of Theology at Charles Sturt University and was the inaugural Director of Centre for Ageing & Pastoral Studies at St Marks Theological Centre. A Registered Nurse, Elizabeth is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing Australia and a Member of the Order of Australia.

Topics include:

  • Baby boomers ageing well?
  • The search for meaning in later life—a determinant of health?
  • Pastoral and Spiritual Care of Older People
  • Finding meaning in the experience of dementia
  • Palliative Care and Spiritual Wellbeing


A two day Professional Development opportunity

When: Fri .6th/Sat.7th September, 2013
Where: Punchbowl Centre, Newstead
When: Fri 13th / Sat 14th September, 2013
Where: UTAS, Stanley Burbury Theatre


Members: $120
Non-­members: $180
Early Bird price:
Members: $100
Non Members: $150
…if paid before 30th June 2013
Cost includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea.

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Launceston: Pamela Cornish, President SCA Tas
Phone: (03) 6348 7243
Mobile: 0429 355 952
Email: pamela.cornish  at
Hobart: Carmel Williams, Secretary SCA Tas
Phone: (03) 6278 5232
Mobile: 0409 180 136
Email: carmel.williams  at

Who are we?

Spiritual Care Australia is the professional association for practitioners in chaplaincy, pastoral care and spiritual services.

As a national, multi-­faith organisation we seek to support, promote and encourage the development of chaplaincy, religious, pastoral and spiritual care within contemporary multifaith Australia.

Our key objectives are:

  • To promote the wellbeing of Australians by the provision of chaplaincy, pastoral and spiritual care?
  • To conduct and encourage research into chaplaincy, pastoral and spiritual care in Australia.

To protect the public by:

  1. Providing for the registration of chaplains, pastoral and spiritual care practitioners;
  2. Approving courses of study, training programmes and requirements for improved practice in chaplaincy, pastoral and spiritual care in Australia;
  3. Providing opportunities for the professional development through education and training of registered chaplains, pastoral and spiritual care providers in Australia.