Elders and Faith Community Partnerships

Friday, May 5, 2017
3-4 p.m. ET

Today, 13 million older Americans need personal assistance or other supports. By mid-century, this number is expected to double. More than 80 percent live at home, cared for by family members and friends. Most frail elders can remain at home with adequate support and assistance. Part of that support and assistance can come from health care organizations themselves and from faith communities – parishes, churches, synagogues, mosques and other congregations.

This webinar will introduce CHA's new resource of faith community partnerships and describe how health care organizations can work with faith communities to support older persons to help them stay at home, as healthy and independent as possible.

Who should attend?

This webinar will be relevant for leaders in the following areas: mission, pastoral care, community benefit, long-term care, nursing and sponsorship.

After completion of the May 5 webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the advantages of health care/faith community partnerships to health care organizations, faith communities and older members of faith congregations.
  • Identify models of health care/faith community partnerships.
  • Get started and sustain relationships with faith communities.


May, 5, 2017
3-4 p.m. ET

Registration Fee:
CHA Members: Free
Non-member: $25

Need an account? Sign up today.
Questions? Email CHA or call (800) 230-7823.



Howard Gleckman is the author CHA's recently released Improving the Lives of Older Adults through Faith Community Partnerships: Healing Body, Mind and Spirit and Caring for Our Aging Parents.  He is a senior researcher at the Urban Institute.

Julie Trocchio is CHA's senior director for community benefit and continuing care.

Certificate of Attendance

Please note: CHA does not offer Continuing Education Units (CEU) for any programs. Participants will receive an email with information on how to acquire a Certificate of Attendance following the program (typically included in the program evaluation email). Certificates of Attendance may be submitted to relevant organizations that accept proof of contact hours as credit. These include:

American College of Healthcare Executives: American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) members may self-report qualifying CEUs using the contact hour information provided on their CHA Certificate of Attendance. To self-report, log in as a member on the ACHE site; use the link on the left-hand side to self-report applicable contact hours for CEU credit.

NACC Board Certified Chaplains: National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) board certified chaplain members may self-report their continuing education hours (CEH's) using the contact hours information provided on their CHA Certificate of Attendance.

For further information regarding Certificates of Attendance, please contact Danette Thompson, (314) 253-3408.

CHA Member Benefit

CHA's ethics webinars are designed to offer timely, convenient, relevant, cost-effective education about key topics and issues.

Participant / Site Coordinator Role

As a participant, you will receive dial-in instructions and webinar materials one week prior to the webinar via email. These materials will come to you from "CHA Service Center," so please watch for that email address. Be sure to have these materials ready the day of the webinar so that you can easily access the event and utilize the materials.

If you have registered and are convening a group of participants, please consider yourself the "site coordinator" and review the following suggested recommendations for serving in that role on behalf of the group.

More information

Can't Participate in the Live Event?

If your schedule doesn't permit you to participate in the live event and are interested in the program, we encourage you to register as you will automatically receive a link to the archived version of the webinar. The archived version will allow you to the webinar when your schedule permits.


For more information, contact the CHA Service Center or Julie Trocchio, senior director of community benefit and continuing care.