Our chaplains work alongside staff at both Selwyn Village and the six villages sold to Metlifecare in February 22, to care for the wellbeing of everyone in the villages.
We’re here to help residents through challenging times with illness, disability, grief, life changes, or broken or estranged relationships.
We can assist with:
- processing grief and loss
- achieving forgiveness and reconciliation
- facing personal mortality
- simplifying life via reviewing and prioritising possessions and activity
- connecting with other generations to mentor and share wisdom
- developing contemplative practices
- leaving a legacy
- expressing gratitude.
The best life is one that’s vibrant, valued and connected. Our spiritual care seeks to build on and enhance life experience, reflect on and integrate painful and joyous episodes, and maintain wholesome spirituality for each stage of life.
When requested, we provide spiritual care for residents as they transition through their final years of life, and support their family/whānau. Our chaplains may also participate in inter-disciplinary team care and advocacy for the older person as required, and assist with preparation for end of life care and funerals.
Our work is pastoral and spiritual care. “Spiritual” does not have to be “religious” – spiritual wellbeing is all that supports our sense of purpose, meaning, and value in life, and this may or may not be religion. We’ll provide Anglican Christian services and religious care for those that desire it. Alternatively, our care may be as simple as taking time to be present with you, celebrating your joys and listening to your concerns.
Our residents decide the best way for us to support them, as and when they want.