John K. Swift Renewal Conference


Graceful Aging – Your Emerging Self

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | 8:00 am - 2:30 pm | The McAuley, The Mercy Community

Virginia Sposito, RSM, MA
Sister Virginia (Ginny) Sposito was born and raised in the South End of Hartford. She has been a Sister of Mercy for 52 years, and is presently Director of the Certificate of Gerontology Program at Maria College in Albany, New York. Sr. Ginny has led various workshops on Aging and enjoys teaching college students.

The Rev. Dr. John K. Swift, RelD
The Rev. Dr. John Swift was born and raised in West Hartford. He attended Loomis Institute, Haverford College, Wharton School of Commerce, and School of Theology in Claremont, California. Rev. Dr. Swift has served in healthcare ministry and clinical pastoral education for 47 years, working in major teaching institutions in the United States and Canada. He inaugurated PARTNERS IN CPE in 2008 and retired this past August. He is an Episcopal priest.

Conference Goals

  • To clarify one’s identity and purpose in life
  • To explore the role attitudes have in the aging process
  • To identify the importance of spirituality in the later years
  • To grow in understanding of Jules Renard’s quote, “It is not how old you are, it’s how you are old.”

Who should attend?

  • Religious Leaders
  • Pastoral Visitors
  • Other Caregivers
  • Clergy, Pastors, Ministers
  • Hospital Chaplains
  • Youth Ministers
  • Eucharistic Ministers
  • Pastoral Volunteers

Schedule of events

8:00 – 8:45 am                  Registration and Continental breakfast

8:45 – 9:00 am                  Welcome and Introductions:

9:00 - 10:15 am                 Who am I?      

10:45 - 12:00 pm               Attitudes

12:00 - 1:00 pm                 Lunch

1:00 - 2:15 pm                  Spirituality and Aging

2:15 – 2:30 pm                  Closing


The McAuley, The Mercy Community
275 Steele Road, West Hartford, CT 06117
(860) 920-6300


$40 Seminarians and CPE Students
$45 General Public


Consult the map above. In addition, signage on the property will direct you to parking.

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Classification:  Seminarians and CPE Students - $40
General Public - $45