Phoebe Institute on Aging

Register Now for Phoebe Institute on Aging’s Conference on Secondary Trauma and Resiliency in Senior Care

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 5, 2022

The Phoebe Institute on Aging (PIA) and the Allentown, Pa., area’s PBS channel —PBS39 — present its annual one-day conference — this year entitled “The Personal Cost of Caring: Secondary Trauma and Resiliency in Senior Care” — on Thursday, April 28, 2022.  The virtual conference will examine the effects of COVID-19 on caregivers of older adults: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Practical…

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Phoebe Institute on Aging 2022 Conference to Focus on Secondary Trauma, Resiliency in Older Adult Care

By CHHSM Staff | November 9, 2021

The Phoebe Institute on Aging’s (PIA) 2022 Conference on secondary trauma and resiliency in caregivers of older adults will feature a keynote speech by noted trauma expert Laura van Dernoot Lipsky. The conference, schedule for April 28, 20222, will include virtual and in-person components. “The Personal Cost of Caring: Secondary Trauma and Resiliency in Senior…

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Harrity Award Given to Four Phoebe Volunteers for Exemplary Service

By CHHSM Staff | November 4, 2021

One highlight of the recent Phoebe Institute on Aging‘s Generations Un-gala event, held Sept., 23, 2021, was the presentation of the Rev. Dr. Grant Harrity Award for Exemplary Service. Recipients included Mitch and the Rev. Jami Possinger and Robert and Judy Miller. Together, these exceptional volunteers have served more than 50 years in leadership roles…

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‘Dr. Ruth’ Brings Stories and Solid Advice to Phoebe Institute on Aging’s Baby Boomers and Aging Conference

By Barb Powell | April 9, 2021

“I did not know that I was going to talk about sex all day … I did not know I was going to be ‘Dr. Ruth’ — but I love it!” “Dr. Ruth” Westheimer — world-renowned sex therapist, author, lecturer, and professor — alternately shared anecdotes from her childhood and advice on sexuality for older…

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‘Dr. Ruth’ Westheimer to Keynote Phoebe Institute on Aging’s Virtual Spring Conference

By Barb Powell | January 11, 2021

The renowned sex therapist who pioneered discussing human sexuality on radio and television, “Dr Ruth” Westheimer, is the keynote speaker for Phoebe Institute on Aging’s virtual spring conference, “Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: Baby Boomers and Aging.” The conference, postponed last year due to COVID-19, is slated for March 18, from 8 a.m. to…

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Advocacy Toolkit: June Release Features Needs and Care of Older Adults

By Barb Powell | June 10, 2020

The role of the church and its ministries in serving and advocating for the needs of older adults is the focus of the June installment of the Be A Voice Advocacy Health and Human Services Toolkit. A project of the UCC’s Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) and Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM)…

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Phoebe Institute on Aging Spring Conference to Feature Ruth Westheimer as Keynoter

By Barb Powell | January 29, 2020

“Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: Baby Boomers and Aging” is coming to the Lehigh Valley in eastern Pennsylvania. The spring conference of UCC-related Phoebe Institute on Aging takes place Thursday, April 23, from 7:50 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, Pa. In addition to keynoter Westheimer, the day…

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West Greets East: Alternative Approaches to Aging Conference Presented by Phoebe Institute on Aging

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | October 5, 2019

UCC-related Phoebe Institute on Aging (PIA) presents “West Greets East: Alternative Approaches to Aging” on Thursday, October 17, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at DeSales University, University Center, 2755 Station Ave, Center Valley, PA 18034. This day-long conference offered to aging services professionals and family caregivers asks — as our aging population increases…

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Ruth Westheimer to Keynote Phoebe Institute on Aging Spring Conference

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | September 9, 2019

Ruth Westheimer, world-renowned sex therapist who pioneered discussing human sexuality on radio and television, will be the keynote speaker on April 23, 2020, at the Phoebe Institute on Aging Conference — “Sex, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll: Baby Boomers and Aging.” The 91-year-old author, professor, and subject of the recent documentary — “Ask Dr. Ruth”…

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Judy Collins Delivers Keynote at UCC-Related Phoebe Institute on Aging Conference

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | May 23, 2019

Legendary folk singer, artist, and author Judy Collins graced the Phoebe Institute on Aging (PIA) spring conference with a candid and touching discussion of her personal challenges with loss, addiction, depression, and healing. “Understanding Mental Health and Older Adults” focused on the types, causes, and detection of mental illness in seniors, and Collins as the…

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