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Parish Health Ministry - Senior Health Care



8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Continental breakfast, exhibitors and check-in starts at 7:30 AM.


Landmark Church
1600 Glendale Milford Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45215

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To register and pay by check,
see instructions below.


Refresh Your Soul is an annual, inspirational and educational conference offered for all caregivers, including health care professionals such as nurses, social workers, counselors, chaplains, nursing home administrators, etc.  It is open to the general public as well.  Contact hours for some specialties can be earned by attending this event (see below for more details).  In addition, Parish Health Ministry holds this event as a fundraiser to help meet the long-term goal of becoming a self-supporting entity. 100% of the proceeds from this conference benefits Episcopal Retirement Homes’ Parish Health Ministry.

Since 1951, Episcopal Retirement Homes (ERH) has dedicated itself to improving the lives of older adults through innovative, quality living environments and in-home and community-based services delivered by experienced and compassionate professionals.

Parish Health Ministry, a program of Episcopal Retirement Homes, assists congregations of all denominations throughout Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and Southeastern Ohio develop or enhance their own faith community nurse/health ministry. The ministry was founded in 1998 and currently serves 75 congregations across southern Ohio.

Thanks to our Conference Title Sponsor: 




Tuesdays with Morrie: Lessons for Living


Maybe it was a grandparent, a teacher, or a colleague - someone who helped you see the world as a more profound place and gave you advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together during Morrie’s battle with ALS and Mitch’s struggle to find meaning and purpose in his life.  Mitch will share the priceless lessons learned from this wise friend during his last days.

Secrets for Healing 

Healing is not necessarily going to see the doctor.  Many people mistakenly think healing means curing.  When we walk out of the doctor’s office wanting more, the “more” is what healing is.  If we explore that “more”, we can find healing.  Dr. William Hablitzel, MD will inspire attendees with his secrets for healing and how all people, not just medical professionals, can bring healing into their lives and work.

Hope and the Human Experience

Living life with intention became very clear for Brooke Billingsley when she was surprised with a cancer diagnosis in 2011. She has personally learned the importance of hope in the midst of healing and states, “We see our healing through the hopeful words and actions of our caregivers.”  Brooke will share what the power of hope can do to help others in the midst of their healing journey.


7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Registration, Exhibitors, Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. Welcome, Opening Remarks

8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Secrets for Healing – William Hablitzel, MD

9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Hope and the Human Experience – Brooke Billingsley

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Break, Exhibitors, Book Signing with Mitch Albom, Dr. William Hablitzel & Brooke Billingsley

11:15 – 12:15 p.m. Keynote:  Tuesdays with Morrie:  Lessons for Living – Mitch Albom

12:15 – 12:30 p.m. Evaluations and closing

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Book Signing with Dr. William Hablitzel & Brooke Billingsley


Keynote: Mitch Albom  


Mitch Albom is an internationally renowned and bestselling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books have collectively sold more than thirty-five million copies worldwide; have been published in forty-nine territories and in forty-five languages around the world; and have been made into Emmy Award-winning and critically-acclaimed television movies.

William E. Hablitzel, MD


Dr. Hablitzel, an internist in southern Ohio and award winning author, started his career as a firefighter-paramedic for his hometown fire department.  As an associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he was recognized for excellence in teaching.  His work as a country doctor in rural health care was honored by resolutions passed by the Ohio State Senate and the Ohio House of Representatives.  

Brooke Billingsley   


Brooke Billingsley, national speaker, author, co-owner and CEO of Perception Strategies, Inc., the nation’s largest healthcare mystery shopping company, inspires, affirms and motivates individuals on the positive healing impact they can have with others.  She has been featured on Good Morning America and in the Wall Street Journal as well as in many professional healthcare magazines. She is also a cancer survivor and has gathered many life lessons and has a deep desire to share them with others. 


For conference brochure, click here.

Help spread the word! Click here to download the 2015 Refresh Your Soul flyer. You can print and post it in the office, your church or other community bulletin board. You can also download our black and white version for easy printing if you prefer.


Nursing:  3.0 hours
This offering has been approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing through the OBN Approver Unit at Upper Valley Medical Center OBN-005-92.

Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist
The Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist Board has approved 3 clock hours of professional continuing education MCST021504. (Note: Meets the ethics requirement for social workers ONLY.)

Nursing Home Administrator
The Board of Executives of Long-Term Services and Support has approved 2.75 course hours #002-L-15.

Enbalmers & Funeral Directors

The Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors has approved 3.0 contact hours 4-152heal. 



General Admission, Early Bird Discount (Extended to Feb. 16th) – $59

General Admission with Contact Hours, Early Bird Discount (Extended to Feb. 16th) – $79

General Admission (on and after February 17th) – $69

General Admission with Contact Hours (on and after February 17th) – $89

PRIOR TO REGISTERING:  Please have the following information available to register for each individual: name, address, email address and phone number. 


Click here to access the registration form. Please complete this form and mail with payment.





Mitch Albom - Barnes and Noble is partnering with Parish Health Ministry & Mitch Albom to offer his most recent book, The First Phone Call from Heaven, for sale at the event. Mitch will be available to sign the books purchased at the conference during the break.

William Hablitzel, MD – Books will be available for sale at the conference.  Dr. Hablitzel will do a book signing at the morning break and after the conference.


A discounted room rate of $85 plus tax per night is available for this event at the nearby Crowne Plaza in Blue Ash until February 13th, 2015 by calling (513) 793-4500. Be sure to mention Refresh Your Soul when registering. You can book your hotel on line by clicking here.


Please note that there are no refunds for cancellations received after Wednesday, February 11, 2015 and no registrations will be accepted at the door.


If you need assistance or further information, please contact Rebecca at rschroer@erhinc.com or by phone at (513) 272-5555 extension 4285.

Landmark Church


Landmark Church
1600 Glendale Milford Road
Cincinnati, OH 45215

Get In Touch

Rebecca Schroer

Email: rschroer@erhinc.com

Phone (513) 272-5555 ext. 4285