Throughout Spiritual Care Week, and every day in a myriad of ways, Uniting AgeWell chaplains make a profound positive impact to the lives of our residents, staff and our broader community.
At Uniting AgeWell, we believe spirituality is a dynamic and intrinsic aspect of humanity through which we seek ultimate meaning, and experience relationship to self, family, others, and the significant or sacred. Spirituality may be expressed through beliefs, values, traditions and practices - including, but not exclusive to religion.
We offer care that respects personal choice and individual expressions of spirituality, and encourages connectedness and community. A variety of opportunities are provided to encourage the finding of meaning, purpose, connectedness, hope, and to transcend loss.
Our Spirituality Framework is the foundation for how Uniting AgeWell understands spirituality, and spiritual, secular, and religious care across all levels of the organisation.
At the heart of Uniting AgeWell's Spirituality Framework is a very intentional focus to put spiritual needs on equal footing with physical, mental and social needs.
The Framework intersects with principles and commitments shared by Uniting AgeWell and the Uniting Church in Australia.
It highlights Uniting AgeWell’s commitment to supporting the people it serves to understand their life and find purpose in it, in a way that takes into account any limitations they may live with; and our commitment to courageous conversations with the hard topics of ageing, suffering and dying.