Engaging Communities of Care
August 15, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
One event on March 5, 2024 at 4:00 pm
Engaging Communities of Care
Every Community of Care starts with a Caring Story. This year’s caring story saw a series of mini-tragedies befell Elizabeth and her 99 year old father John Becker. First his prostate cancer slipped into his bones. 5 days later, their car and all of their technology was stolen from in front of their home, and then Elizabeth fell and had to have surgery to fix a broken ankle. Two friends stepped in and put together a care community powered by an online platform, Give InKind, and this Caring Story has made all the difference.
Elizabeth has been the recipient of community-based care previously too – in 2012 her Caring Story included dealing with breast cancer and her first ankle reconstruction. Then a friend used Lotsa Helping Hands and Elizabeth wrote in a Facebook Private Group. Since that time she has been a part of other Caring Stories, creating and engaging communities of care for those with serious medical issues like lung failure, organ transplant, and ALS using email, social media and simple Google Suite tools. She is now using Go Fund Me to raise awareness and funds to create JohnBeckerTV’s The Dad Project: It’s Never Too Late – a documentary about living life to the fullest even at a very old age, accessing Veterans Benefits and relying on Family Caregiving. GFM is also useful for engaging community and raising funds for one-time health care costs, or what is often the case, funding long-term and chronic health care.
No matter what the care need, it takes leadership, know-how, organizational tools, sensitivity and grace to pull off larger scale care communities. There is no “one size fits all”. Elizabeth now includes “Engaging Communities of Care” as one of the key practices of her Inspiritus Grief Recovery Process when she supports those dealing with loss, bereavement and hopes for post-traumatic growth.
Join us for this ChI Talk for an interactive discussion with Caring Stories, organizational tools and practices and spiritual support. Bring your questions and what has worked for you and be prepared to touch into Spirit/All Creation as we prepare to receive and give care with love and skill!
Reverend Elizabeth Meyer Becker is a Community Chaplain offering ritual and celebration, grief recovery, and spiritual companionship. Inspiritus, Elizabeth’s inter-spiritual ministry, supports leaders with contemplative practices and focuses on integrating threshold experiences.
She is also a certified VA Family Caregiver to her spry 100 year old father and World War II vet, John Becker. They live in his Oakland Hills home, Casa de Milagros (House of Miracles), where caregiving and receiving care are mutual spiritual practices. Together they offer personal recovery retreats and tend to JohnBeckerTV, a media platform documenting their extraordinary life.
Before answering a lifelong call to ministry, Elizabeth was a business leader. She led a strategy practice, and held executive and board roles with technology brands and non-profits. She holds a degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management from Penn State, and certifications in General, Financial and Product Management from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.
Now these leadership experiences inform her recovery practices with leaders. She is ordained and maintains Clergy In Good Standing from The Chaplaincy Institute in Berkeley, CA. She holds certifications in Interfaith Studies, Grief Support and Advanced Convening.
Elizabeth invites you to join her in-person or virtually onto the trails and canyons of the hills and heart. Walk into the restful land with the pear trees, streams, and redwoods. Find Inspiritus – soulful sanctuary within us for recovery, creativity and a fully-lived life.
Elizabeth Meyer Becker ⇞ email@example.com ⇞ Inspiritus.Life ⇞ 510-388-6169
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