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A one-day event offered by Sage-ing® International
Saturday March 30, 2019
at Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL
Doors open at 9:00 am, in session from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

The Program:
Today, most people approaching elderhood can expect to live another 20-30 years. 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.

The ASW can be an excellent resource for professionals working with elders and students pursuing careers that focus on an elder population. This event also 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.

Facilitator: Beth Conaghan, CSL.

Beth Conaghan, CSL

Beth has had three rewarding careers: Registered Nurse, corporate trainer, and adjunct faculty at community colleges. While exploring possibilities for her next chapter, Beth discovered Sage-ing International, which inspired her commitment to age with grace and share the journey and transition into elderhood with others. Beth enjoys living in Chicago.

Our Co-Sponsors

Bentron Financial Group, Inc., 

Downers Grove, IL


The Center for Gerontology

at Concordia University Chicago,

River Forest IL


Bentron Financial Group logo


The fee of $75 includes course materials, beverages, and lunch, plus access to the many eldering resources of Sage-ing International.

A discount price of $65 is available: (1) for two people registering together, (2) for those who have previously completed an ASW, (3) and for students.

Please contact Beth (below) to inquire about these discounts; she will provide you with a registration PROMO-CODE to use when you click the “REGISTER” button below.

Because of space, participation may be limited, so prompt registration is advised. Lunch will be provided with vegetarian and gluten free options available upon request; please contact Beth (below) with dietary preferences if any.



We meet in the “Alumni Room” of the Koehneke Community Center on the campus of Concordia University Chicago, 7400 Augusta Street, River Forest IL 60305, USA. Doors open at 9:00 am, the program begins promptly at 9:30.

For a campus map, parking, and directions: Click… HERE.


Please contact Beth: 773-603-6260  or by E-mail: beth.conaghan@gmail.com