Retreat for caregivers, faith series planned

A retreat for caregivers and a series that is part of faith formation for older adults are being planned by the archdiocesan Office of Laity and Family Life.

The retreat for caregivers will be presented by Mary Hengen and will focus on the spirituality of caregiving and how caregivers can care for themselves emotionally, physically, spiritually and socially. The retreat will be from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in the Lally Room at the Cardinal Rigali Center, 20 Archbishop May Dr. in Shrewsbury.

Caregivers include professionals, volunteers or family members. The retreat planners define caregivers as ordinary people whose days are filled with caring for others who cannot care for themselves. Hengen is a licensed clinical social worker employed by SSM Hospice.

She and her husband, Deacon Phil Hengen, give regular presentations throughout the archdiocese on marriage preparation and marriage enrichment. She also has helped train grief ministers and has been a part of the Wednesday Wisdom speaker series.

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