2018 CONFERENCE PLANS ANNOUNCED!
CALLING ALL ELDERS AND ELDERS TO BE!
All who aspire to be on a Sage-ing journey and those who serve them are invited to come together and stand for the well-being of the future. There will be keynotes, presentations, workshops, interactive sessions, music and dance. Engaging elders from a wide spectrum of cultures and traditions will inspire and unify us as we create greater good for our world and rising generations. Start imagining how you will call on stories from the past, live fully into an insightful present, and activate a transformative new narrative.
Keynote speakers/presenters will include Matthew Fox, Chief Luisah Teish, Larry Long, Dorene Day or “Waubanewquay” and Maria Genné. Join these and numerous presenters will include creative thinkers, artists, writers, musicians, and more.
SAGE-ING IS A NEW WAY OF AGING
Sage-ing is looking at life in a new way as we grow older, a spiritual practice that involves harvesting the wisdom of our lives, transmitting that wisdom as a legacy to future generations and giving back through service. Learn more here. Sage-ing International (SI) offers workshops, webinars, Wisdom Circles and Sage-ing Chapters as well as online resources and conferences.
Sage-ing International is committed to transforming the current paradigm of aging to “sage-ing” through learning, community building and service.
With a confidence born from harvesting life experience and with a humility that sees service as the natural result of continued inner growth, we find ways to serve every day. This generosity of spirit elicits joy in human relations, while positively benefiting the communities and cultures we serve.
WHAT WE DO
- We embrace new paradigms for aging to realize our potential.
- We recall important people and events and how they have shaped us.
- We harvest the wisdom learned through life’s triumphs and challenges.
- We find solace in forgiving others and ourselves
- We make peace with death, taking spiritual and practical steps
- We create a legacy through service, mentoring and activism
Featuring Honored Sages
To honor pioneers in the field of conscious aging, Sage-ing International has created a “Council of Honored Sages” comprised of well-known professionals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in relating to elders and the aging process. These “sages” serve as the “wise Elders” of Sage-ing International, and are called upon from time to time to lend their vision to our growth and development. We will be introducing a different honored sage every two months over the next two years. Meet our 2017 Council of Honored Sages here.
Rick Moody, a member of our Council of Honored Sages, has become a feature at our Conferences and on our working committees. He has been a valued adviser to our Development and Outreach Committees, contributing his wisdom from years of experience serving various non-profits. He has been a wise and funny contributor at our biennial Conferences, most recently entertaining us with his “Rick and Connie Show” in Colorado in 2016. Always pleasant, always energetic and always with a valuable opinion and a suggestion, he has helped SI for many years as we strive to grow our organization and our influence on those in the second half of life.
Meet our featured Honored Sage: Rick Moody HERE
Where do I start?
Upcoming SI Events Bulletin
Find out about upcoming educational opportunities offered by SI here.
SI News and Information
Read our quarterly newsletter “The Communicator” here.
Find a Certified Sage-ing Leader (CSL) near you!
SI has highly qualified CSLs around the country available to offer workshops and retreats from one day, weekend and multi week highly interactive Sage-ing sessions as well as Wisdom Circles. Click here to learn more.
Service Call to Action
Connie Goldman Scholarship Program
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Upcoming SI Webinars, Workshops & Retreats
Sage-ing Deepening the Sage Within Workshops (DSW) (formerly Sage-ing Intensive Workshop)
Danville, California – April 27-29, 2018, San Damiano Retreat Center, “How do you want to be as you grow old?” Join facilitators Mary Anne Ingenthron, CSL and Pat Lewis, CSL. Find more information and register here.
Bellevue, Washington – June 22-24, 2018, Peace and Spirituality Center. Join facilitators Pat Lewis, CSL and Rees Robinson, CSL. Find more information and register here.
Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 “Climate Change: Can Elders Make a Difference for Our Grandchildren and Future Generations?” with Paul Severance, CSL and John Soronson. Find out more and register here.
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018, “Retire to the Life you Love,” with author Nell Smith. In an interview, Nell will share practical clues for discovering and embracing your personal missio
Awakening the Sage Within (ASW)
McMinville, Oregon – March 3, 2018. Mike Burr, DMin, CSL brings his rich experience as a pastor, counselor and spiritual director to facilitate this day-long workshop. Space is limited, prompt registration is advised. Find more information and register here.
St Paul, Minnesota – April 10, 2018. Rosemary and Roger Cox, Certified Sage-ing Leaders will co-facilitate a day long program at the Center for Lifelong Learning, on the campus of Luther Seminary. All faiths and traditions welcome. Find more information and register here.
De Pere, Wisconsin – May 5, 2018. Rosemary Cox, CSL, Education Coordinator for Sage-ing International and recipient of the Reb Zalman Leadership Award will facilitate a full day event at the Norbertine Center for Spirituality at St. Norbert Abbey. All faiths and traditions welcome. Find more information and register here.
Longmont, Colorado – May 6, 2018. Maureen Dobson MSW, CSL and Rosemary Lohndorf, MA,CSL/ASM will co-facilitate this one-day introductory event at the Longmont Senior Center. Space is limited, prompt registration advised. Find more information and register here.
Watch for upcoming events for this Winter and Spring:
- Kansas City, Missouri – May 2018 – Cindy Siemers,
- Portland, Oregon – David Rozell
- Birmingham, Alabama – Mary Porter
- Chaska, Minnesota – October 25, 2018
Beyond the Basics (BtB)
St Paul Minnesota, April 11, 2018, “Finding Peace and Freedom in the Holy Process of Forgiveness.” Join Rosemary Cox, CSL for this one day workshop at the Center for Lifelong Learning on the Luther Seminary campus. Find more information and register here.