About the Site
Campbell-Stone Apartments provides affordable housing apartments for older adults, with two locations in Buckhead (north of Midtown Atlanta) and Sandy Springs (20 miles north of Emory).
Sponsored by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Georgia, Campbell-Stone is made up of two apartment complexes for older adults with an emphasis on affordable housing. One community is in Buckhead, and the other is located in Sandy Springs. Persons of all faiths and ethnicities are welcome here. While the Buckhead area is often perceived as an affluent neighborhood, the 345-room apartment complex located in Buckhead has a heavy emphasis on affordable housing. The Sandy Springs apartment complex has 190 apartments, including one floor of Personal Care. The average age of residents at the two complexes is 79.
The Campbell-Stone retirement communities serve as advocates for older adults by providing housing, services, education, and involvement in the community-at-large. We maintain an environment that enhances quality of life, encourages personal development, and promotes mutual respect for all of its participants, staff, and other constituents.
Rev. Dr. Brett Opalinski will be the faculty co-leader of the spring integrative seminar for Campbell-Stone Apartments students.
Teaching and Site Supervisor
The Rev. Betty Brewer-Calvert is the Director of Chaplain Ministries at Campbell-Stone Christian Centers. Ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Rev. Brewer-Calvert also serves as the Director of Women’s Ministries for the Christian Church in Georgia. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from North Carolina State University and an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. She is married to the Rev. Dr. James Brewer-Calvert; and they are the parents of two young adults.
Con Ed I Student Requirements for Campbell-Stone Apartments
Site work at Campbell-Stone Apartments will be in person and may include weekend hours, services such as Sunday Vespers, as well as some community events.
Students will choose one of the two site locations and arrange schedules in coordination with the supervisor. Students will work to develop spiritual care and community programming for residents, including pastoral care, worship opportunities, and group activities. Students will work mostly in person with residents at the two sites and may have an opportunity to help develop digital and remote spiritual care programming for our in-house television network.
Out of the 600 residents of the apartments, each student is assigned a “parish” of approximately 60 persons. Students meet the residents one-on-one throughout the year. Small group leadership is also a possibility. In the second semester, students have leadership in one worship setting and visit “parishioners” if they are in the hospital or a rehabilitation center. The site allows students to do their visitation on a fairly flexible schedule.
In the second semester, students have leadership in one worship setting and may visit “parishioners” (depending on COVID restrictions) if they are in the hospital or a rehabilitation center. There are also opportunities for students desiring additional worship leadership. The site allows students to do their visitation on a fairly flexible schedule.
Interested students may also have the opportunity to work with residents who speak Korean, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and a variety of other languages.
- Con Ed I at Campbell-Stone also includes a fall semester on-site reflection group, led by Rev. Betty Brewer Calvert, and a spring semester integrative seminar.
- Students who enroll in Campbell-Stone Apartments as their Con Ed I selection are strongly encouraged to also enroll in the Intro to Pastoral Care course during their first academic year.
Additional Requirements & Accessibility
This site is accessible to those with mobility issues. A COVID-19 vaccine is required for students serving at this site. Although not required, students are strongly encouraged to remain up-to-date on vaccinations and receive an annual flu shot.
Students will sign in at the front desk each time they are onsite and answer a simple series of COVID-related health questions. They should consider the health of those with whom they are working and stay home if they are not feeling well. Other protocols may be required by the site.
COVID-19 Safety Protocols
A COVID-19 vaccine is required for students serving at this site. Students will sign in at the front desk each time they are onsite and answer a simple series of COVID-related health questions. They should consider the health of those with whom they are working and stay home if they are not feeling well. Other protocols may be required by the site.