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Spirituality in the real world: challenges and opportunities by Marilynn Larkin

The holiday season, perhaps more than any other time of the year, brings the concept of spirituality to the fore. Yet, among the 6 dimensions of wellness that many active aging professionals strive to foster in their environments, the spiritual dimension seems to present the most challenges.

There is little consensus about what spirituality means in the context of older adult settings, how to make the vision a reality, or who should spearhead these efforts. But as managers and staff grapple with these issues, they share at least one thing in common: recognition that integrating the spiritual dimension of wellness is important.

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