Ed Owen, B.S. PGDip, NHA, CASP

I have had the opportunity to be involved with the Avila Institute of Gerontology for a number of years now. I make every effort to attend the annual fall conference. I find the content to be very informative and the caliber of presenters to be equal to or exceed conferences that are much more expensive.

In addition to the fall conferences I had to opportunity to participate in the Geriatric Spiritual Care Certificate Program. I am a layperson and a Nursing Home Administrator. I found the information to be very valuable in my role as an Administrator as well as an active member of my parish. 

Additionally I have found this Community founded by Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa McCory, O.Carm truly living and sharing the charism of their founder of which I have been deeply affected in my own spiritual journey. 

I highly recommend anyone who is considering attending one of the educational programs offered by Avila to do so. They will be extremely pleased with the experience.