Thursday, May 05, 2022
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Join Jane Kuepfer, PhD, MDiv, RP, to learn how spirituality can support health and well-being in later life. Kuepfer has extensive experience as a spiritual caregiver, and her research explores older adults’ spiritual resources, including and also beyond traditional faith-based practices. Her research has shown how spirituality, in its many forms, can improve resilience. Kuepfer will share the importance of and how to tap into spiritual resources as we navigate challenges in later life.
Jane Kuepfer, PhD, MDiv, RP, is the Schlegel Specialist in Spirituality and Aging at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and Conrad Grebel University College. Kuepfer approaches her research with extensive experience as a spiritual caregiver in long-term care homes and in the community, as a registered psychotherapist, a spiritual director and an ordained Minister in both the Mennonite Church and United Church of Canada. Kuepfer’s research explores how spirituality and spiritual resources can build resilience and contribute to health and well-being in later life.