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Jesuit Perspectives on Aging Gracefully on CatholicTV

Monday, October 7th, 2013

 Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ (left) and Kevin Nelson film segments for Aging Gracefully on the set at CatholicTVJoin Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ — a former physician who earned his undergraduate degree and doctorate in medicine at Dartmouth College with postdoctoral studies at Harvard Medical School and a former professor of medicine at Loyola University’s Stritch School of Medicine — for a five-part miniseries addressing the intersection of the medical and spiritual needs of the aging.  Each episode of Aging Gracefully looks at a different topic on how to age with dignity and in keeping with Catholic values and includes interviews with Jesuits at Campion Center and guest experts.

CatholicTV originally aired  the series in September 2012, and  continues to  show Aging Gracefully episodes.  Check availability of CatholicTV from your television provider, or watch all of the Aging Gracefully episodes online through the links below.

The Spirituality and Wellness of Aging

Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ, and Fr. Robert Reed introduce the series with Psalm 71 and discuss planning your life within the context of God’s story.

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Fears, Health Issues & Psychological Issues of Aging

Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ, and Kevin Nelson discuss some of the psychological issues of aging with guest Psychiatrist Matthew McGonagle, MD.

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Talking to Your Physician

Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ, and Kevin Nelson discuss helpful hints for talking with your physician with guest Kate Morency, RN, NP, Provincial Assistant for Healthcare at the New England Province of Jesuits.

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The Gifts of Aging

Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ, and Kevin Nelson talk about the gifts and surprises of aging with guests Maria Medina, a nurse, and Anne Eagan, activities director, who work at St. Patrick’s manor.

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Challenges of Aging from a Spiritual Perspective; Thinking & Preparing for Death

Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ, and Kevin Nelson talk with guest Sr. Kathleen Foley, SNDdeN, Director of Spiritual Services and Chaplain at Campion Health Center about journeying towards the end of life.

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For more information, visit the Provincial Corner page for other articles and presentations by the New England Provincial, Fr. Myles Sheehan, SJ.

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