Today, most people approaching elderhood can expect to live another 20 or 30 years. But how do you want to live those years? Sage-ing (also known as Spiritual Eldering or Conscious Aging) is a model for engaging the elder years more deliberately, more joyfully, and more compassionately. Sage-ing can help us to develop a balanced plan for eldering that is personally fulfilling and also beneficial to others.
During this highly interactive workshop, we will introduce Sage-ing concepts including life review, forgiveness work and issues surrounding mortality. We will explore images of aging and the role of spiritual development in the capstone chapter of life. Finally, we will begin development of a personalized plan for our own eldering, including service to others and leaving a legacy.
Besides being an excellent introduction to Sage-ing concepts, this event fulfills the entry prerequisite for the Certified Sage-ing Leader (CSL) training program.
Our materials are not specific to any religious denomination, but serve to enhance spiritual maturity for persons who embrace any humanistic practice or faith. Based on the best-selling book:From Age-ing to Sage-ing©: A Profound New Vision of Growing Older by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.
Event Facilitator :
Rosemary Cox, MS, CSL, SCF
Rosemary was a founding board member of Sage-ing International, serves currently as Education Coordinator, and received the 2012 Reb Zalman Leadership Award. She has the MS degree in Counseling/ Education and has worked in the aging field 23 years, specializing in brain health and development. She has designed and facilitated workshops across North America and is co-author of The Heart of Aging with Wisdom and Vitality. She lives near South Bend, Indiana.
This Sage-ing event will be one component of a fascinating week-long festival called: “Moving Over Uncharted Ground: Aging as a Spiritual Practice,” March 5-12.
The festival is open to the public; and includes a rich menu of events, concerts, and lectures, plus a daily luncheon. To attend our Sage-ing ASW event on Saturday, register either for the entire week-long festival ($150), or “Package C” ($60) which provides admission for four days and 2 lunches, including the entire March 10-12 weekend.
The Festival :
The program for the entire event can be seen at this link, and Rosmary’s event is on Saturday: Festival Program
To Register : C lick on this active link: Registration Page
Please contact Lori McGinnis at 414-831-6901 during business hours, or email her at: lmcginnis@SaintJohnsMilw.org