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Bethanie turns Purple for Spiritual Care

Feb 2,2019

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Purple Week recognises and celebrates Bethanie’s commitment to spiritual whole person care and the role all staff have in providing quality Spiritual Care, in particular, the involvement of the Chaplaincy team within Bethanie. It is taking place from 24th February – 2nd March this year.

Throughout Purple Week, activities and events at Bethanie sites will celebrate and embrace a purple theme – a colour long associated with spirituality and used to identify those who provide Spiritual Care. Events include purple games and quizzes and a number of Purple Morning and Afternoon Teas.

Purple decorations and purple outfits will also be on show throughout a number of the Bethanie sites, bringing together residents and staff and showing residents that there is a life to live at Bethanie.

Bethanie Coordinator of Chaplains, David van Leen said, “Chaplaincy is such a valuable part of Bethanie and I feel passionately about Purple Week, where we truly focus on the benefits this service provides to our clients and staff.

“As people age and physical and mental abilities diminish, quite often there is a renewed interest in spirituality and the spiritual support received from chaplains is invaluable.”

Bethanie CEO Chris How adds,

“Purple Week is our chance to thank our Chaplaincy team for providing quality Spiritual Care to our customers and their families. The little and big things they do make a world of difference and help to provide the best possible care.”

Bethanie introduced Purple Week in 2011. Today, Bethanie employ five full-time and fourteen part-time Chaplains, plus numerous Pastoral Care volunteers, whose services are all provided complimentary to our clients.

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