Anne Russell - An Anglican Elder Care Project in the Diocese of Christchurch New Zealand

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  • Map New Zealand
  • Major Impact Areas
  • September 2010 Damage
  • Liquifaction
  • Boxing Day
  • Christchurch Feb 2011
  • February 2011 Buildings
  • February 2011 Road Damage
  • Homes
  • Homes 2
  • June 2011
  • Couple
  • Damage at Churchill
  • Making the best of it … portaloo, septic tank
  • Earthquakes and Older People
  • Questions Challenges
  • Broken churches
  • Age Concern Survey
  • The Project: Research and Support
  • Church welfare responses
  • Under canvas
  • Stories
  • Detour Ahead
  • No shop
  • Bad roads
  • No footpath
  • No home
  • Church demolished
  • No medical centre
  • Neighbours homes gone
  • Can’t get repairs
  • Picking up the Pieces
  • Ongoing effects
  • Selwyn Centres
  • Anne Russell - An Anglican Elder Care Project in the Diocese of Christchurch New Zealand

    1. 1. Presentation for the 5th International Conference on Ageing and Spirituality
    2. 2. “I’m 80 years old ... you think you know what might be ahead of you as you get older ... but now its only indecision and uncertainty”
    3. 3. New Zealand
    4. 4. September 2010 – July 2013
    5. 5. September 2010
    6. 6. Boxing Day 2010
    7. 7. February 2011
    8. 8. Buildings Collapse in CBD and elsewhere killing and injuring hundreds.
    9. 9. Roads Destroyed
    10. 10. Homes are again in disarray
    11. 11. June 2011
    12. 12. Fortitude and Humour
    13. 13. Rest Home wrenched apart Urgent Evacuation
    14. 14. Making the best of it Either … Or ….
    15. 15. Earthquakes and the older people among us. ... stories of fortitude and humour
    16. 16. The Anglican Elder Care Project Questions New Challenges
    17. 17. Age Concern Survey 2011 : Social Isolation Difficulty with travel Infrastructure damage Loss of community services Dislocation of support networks
    18. 18. Anglican Elder Care Project RESEARCH How does the church work with and care for older people? How has the disaster affected people? How has the church cared for older people during the recovery? What do we need to do long term? SUPPORT Advisory role for parishes and residential care Workshops New Initiatives Elder Focussed Care
    19. 19. Gathering ‘under canvas’
    20. 20. Churches in Action
    21. 21. Earthquake Recovery
    22. 22. “My local shops and community centre have gone”
    23. 23. “ I don’t drive much – all the road works make it too confusing”
    24. 24. “The roads and paths are too damaged for me to use my mobility scooter or wheelchair”
    25. 25. “This was our retirement home”
    26. 26. “ My family church has had to be demolished”
    27. 27. “My local medical centre has gone”
    28. 28. “ My neighbours’ homes have been demolished – it’s a bit lonely here now”
    29. 29. “ Can’t get repairs”
    30. 30. “I just feel anxious all the time” “The slightest rumble from a truck makes me want to duck for cover”
    31. 31. Ongoing Grief High Levels of Anxiety Helplessness and Frustration
    32. 32. Selwyn Centres for Wellness To reduce social isolation and help build new networks of community and companionship Promote and enhance good health for coping and resilience To support with advocacy for practical needs where necessary
    33. 33. Thank you All who Share All who Listen All who Care Anglican Diocese of Christchurch Selwyn Foundation

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