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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 balance in our aging journey that is personally fulfilling and also beneficial to others.
During this highly interactive workshop, we will consider images of aging and the role of spiritual development, as well as explore Sageing concepts of life review, life repair, forgiveness, and 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 personal 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 faith or humanistic practice.  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:

Mary Porter, 

DMin, MDiv, MSW, CSL
Mary Porter has been a teacher, social worker, and pastor/chaplain.  In retirement she wears the mantles of grandmother, writer, mentor, and musician.  She works part-time as Music Practitioner for VITAS Hospice, playing harp at bedside.  She began her own Conscious Aging journey while working for culture change in long-term care, co-creating (with ministry partner Lynn Bledsoe) the Birmingham, AL nonprofit “Ruth and Naomi Senior Outreach“.


The fee of $125 includes course materials, beverages, and lunch, as well as access to the many eldering resources of Sage-ing International.  Because of space, participation may be limited, so prompt registration is advised.  Coffee and conversation are available at 8:30 am, the first session begins promptly at 9:00 am.
The Center for Lifelong Learning is in the Olson Campus Center at 1490 Fulham Street on the campus of Luther Seminary in the St. Anthony Park neighborhood, just east of the UM campus.  Directions available from the Registration Page below.
6.5 “contact hours” are available to professionals through the CLL for this event.
To Register:  
Click this link to the Center for Lifelong Learning:
Program Questions?
Please contact Terry Erickson at the Center for Lifelong Learning, 651-641-3416,