Friday, August 5, 2011
Reverend Peter Abas, (L.S.L. (Liturgy), M.A. (Pastoral Counseling & Spiritual Direction), A. P. D. (Counseling & Personal Services), Ed. D. (Counseling)
Peter has counseled individuals, couples and families for over 20 years as an ordained Catholic priest from the Archdiocese of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah –Borneo- Malaysia.
Besides being a spiritual director at PCFT, Peter specializes in gerontological caregiving, dealing with issues related to aging and mental health. He also provides individual, group, and couples consultation. He is also interested in issues related to international college students, academic challenges, depression and anxiety.
Peter is a professional member of the ACA (American Counseling Association), AADA (Association of Adult Development and Aging), ASGW (Association for Specialist in Group Work), ACC (Association in Creativity in Counseling) and ASA (American Society of Aging).
Addition special services provided by Peter include: Self-Care Practices of Caregivers, Peaceful Rhythmic Hand Drumming, and Sacred Stories and Healing Journeys.
Rev. Dr. Peter Abas praying in the Chapel of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha at Fonda, New York for the success of this project- Borneo Aging Gracefully Center.
Those of you who might read this about this proposed prject and would like to contribute your time, talents and treasures do not hesistate to contact me.
Peace and Hope,
Rev. Dr. Peter Abas
PROPOSED BORNEO AGING GRACEFULLY CENTER
About BORNEO Aging Gracefully Center
Aging Gracefully Center (AGC) is committed to providing information, guidance and services that help older adults take on both the challenges and opportunities of their well-being. We provide community and professional education. We also continue to do research on the issue of aging.
It also has an adult day care center, located within the vicinity. Adult day care can render caregivers respite by providing a center where elderly parents can be taken for a couple of hours or the entire day and picked back up later. The day programs include social activities, meals and general elderly supervision.
PROPOSED PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
• Spirituality and Aging
• Aging and Sexuality
• Women & Men and Aging
• Nutrition and Aging
• Medications and Older Adults
• Economic Aspects of Aging
• Ethics and End of Life Decisions
Emotional, Physiological and Legal Aspects
• Emotional impact of caregiving
• Physiological aspects of Aging
• Legal aspects of Aging
• Aging and sexuality
• Functional Assessment
• Mental Health Assessment
• Alternative therapies
• Coping with grief and loss
• Counseling Older Persons and families
• Communication skills
• Stress & Burnout
• Loss, Separation & Grief