Mercy Health – Oakwood Village Presents “Loving Those Struggling with Addictions,” a Community Forum
Mercy Health – Springfield understands the difficulty and turmoil addiction can cause not just for the person struggling with addiction but for their family and friends, too.
While many of us try to practice empathy and love unconditionally, it is often easier said than done. At a community forum, Chaplain Ray Branstiter will share his insights based on his years of experience working with addicts on what addiction is, how to love those struggling with it and how to extend a compassionate hand to those in need.
Originally from Urbana, Chaplain Ray, who is also a Pastor, served as Chaplain at the Hazelden Betty Ford addiction treatment center in Naples, Florida. He also served at Recovery Worship in Fargo, North Dakota and at Lost and Found Ministry in Moorhead, Minnesota. Now, he has returned home and is serving as the Chaplain for Mercy Health – Urbana Hospital and Mercy McAuley Center, a senior living facility.
Light refreshments will be provided. Admission is free but seating is limited.