CMSM’s upcoming Eldercare Summit and the challenges in caring for aging male religious in light of the isolation of the pandemic, are the focus of a new National Catholic reporter article.
The Summit, being held the afternoons of Sept. 14 and 15, is being offered for the first time online this year and available to religious communities across the country.
The Summit was started by Maryknoll Brother Wayne Fitzpatrick several years ago. Held in New York, it drew men and women religious from the New York and surrounding region, but was put on hold in 2020 due to the pandemic.
This year’s summit, Aging Well in a Post-Pandemic World, will look at the care of aging community members now and into the future.
As Jesuit and medical doctor Father Myles Sheehan told NCR, “We began to see the incredible impact that isolation had on our elders….We’re just scratching the surface about the implications of this pandemic on local communities.”