Chaplaincy at Wesley Woods Towers seeks to facilitate and support the spiritual well-being of residents on an individual and community basis. The religious and spiritual heritage of all residents is honored and connections are fostered with faith groups in the local community.
Spiritual Health and Wellness is nurtured through practices such as prayer, worship, and fellowship including:
• Individual resident visitation
• Transitional support in times of life change and grief
• Weekly devotional and worship services
• Spiritual formation and prayer groups
• Non-denominational and inter-religious programs
• Life review: sharing faith and life stories
• Life Celebration Events (Anniversaries, Birthdays, Memorial Services)
• Coordination with community faith groups
• Community education on spiritual issues of aging
Life-long spiritual growth is promoted within all faith traditions. Participation in spiritual disciplines that foster relationship, regeneration, rationale (purpose), and rest, can assist in alleviating the “plagues of suffering in aging- loneliness, helplessness, and boredom” (adapt. The Eden Alternative.) Spiritual practices can be a bridge between lonely despair and faithful hope in the effort to know joy and purpose in late age. Faith is joyfully fueled by spiritual practices that enable a creative perspective toward ongoing growth.
At Wesley Woods Towers, ordinary people demonstrate strong faith and unheralded practices that create and sustain faithful connections. Many residents have active and vibrant spiritual lives that incorporate many long-standing practices that feed their souls and fuel their lives.
Chaplain Susan Amick can be contacted by calling 404-728-6348 or through the Wesley Woods Towers main number 404-728-6600.