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At Salemtowne, spirituality is nurtured in ways unique to each resident.

Some residents are drawn to choral music, others to prayer and worship, and others to the creative arts – and our community life provides a good foundation for many avenues of spiritual growth.

Salemtowne’s full-time chaplain is committed to a ministry of presence – walking with residents on their spiritual journeys as a reminder of God’s gracious presence.  Spiritual care is guided by the values of compassion, connection, encouragement, and support.

Our chaplain is dedicated to supporting each resident’s spiritual health, which can include:

  • Relating to God in one’s own way
  • Practicing prayer and other spiritual disciplines
  • Nurturing love and peace within and among others 
  • Living with joy and wonder, loss, and grief

Salemtowne residents come from different denominations and faiths. We offer three weekly ecumenical worship services on campus. Area clergy come for mid-week worship and two communion services are offered monthly. Spiritual growth can be pursued through many opportunities, such as attending Bible and topical studies, partaking in a Lovefeast, seeking solitude in our small chapel, and enjoying guest speakers throughout the year.

Opportunities include:

  •  Weekly worship
  •  Individual pastoral care
  •  Caregivers’ group
  •  Grief support
  •  Spirituality and Arts Group
  •  Bible study
  •  Lovefeasts and Holy Week services
  •  Advanced Care Planning