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Upcoming Events

Sage-in International events and local conscious aging events are good ways to learn more and to connect with like-minded people. Choose a category of events from the list below and click through to see all the events in the given category. If you prefer, scroll down the page to see a listing of upcoming events, or visit our Events Calendar to search for events in your area.

You may also find a Chapter or Circle in your neighborhood! Visit our Chapters page or  Wisdom Circles page to learn more.

Sage-ing International Sponsored Events

Sage-ing ELDER-FORUM Webinars:  Live 1 hour+ presentations with panel and discussion

Awakening the Sage Within: One-day introductory Sage-ing programs

Deepening the Sage Within Workshops:  Weekend in-depth Sage-ing workshops

Professional Development:  Two paths to becoming a Sage-ing Leader

Chapters: Local community gatherings of Sage-ing International members

Other Conscious Aging Events

Conscious Aging Workshops, Retreats, Seminars:  Events addressing sage-ing principles and practices offered by CSL leaders and others committed to Conscious Aging practices

Wisdom Circles: Local gatherings of elders exploring sage-ing ideas and practices

Sage-ing Partner Events

“Who are Sage-ing Partners?”

…fellow conscious eldering organizations that share our vision of aging as a time of life characterized by growth,contribution and fulfillment. Upcoming programs of interest..

Two events from the Conscious Elders Network

Join Elder Climate Action for: Climate Tea & Talk

Make yourself a cup of tea and connect with us for an “elder hour” of casual discussion about climate change. We can make new friends across the country and learn ways to engage from each other. We hope you will join us for climate tea & talk! To Register, click here

Second Tuesday of Each Month, 6:00 PM Eastern | 3:00 PM Pacific

No RSVP Needed,  Join from Computer: https://zoom.us/j/185337579 Or Telephone: 669 900 6833

Meeting ID: 185 337 579

Join Elders Climate Action’s Monthly National Call

4th Tuesday of the Month, 7:00 PM (ET) | 4:00 PM (PT)

With Stephanie Mines, Organizer of Upcoming Climate Change & Consciousness International Conference in Findhorn, Scotland in 2019


If you are unable to attend the National Call, RSVP and we’ll send you the recording.

Two Events from Yerusha

Yerusha, the Hebrew word for Legacy is a project devoted to creating and supporting Reb Zalman’s vision.  Formerly called ALEPH, they are SI’s oldest partner.

The Sage-ing® Legacy Program
A Two Part Series
~A Project of Yerusha~
“Death As Homecoming: Life is the Answer”

Tampa, Florida February 10 – 15, 2019
Franciscan Retreat Center

with Rabbi Nadya Gross & Rabbi Victor Gross. Congregational rabbis and educators, both are spiritual directors and members of the Yerusha Sage-ing Legacy team. For information and to register, click…HERE.

“Wisdom of the Heart: From Age-ing to Sage-ing”

with Bahira Sugarman & Rabbi Shaya Isenberg, celebrated Pioneers of Sage-ing International and seasoned leaders of Sage-ing Workshops for three decades.

Stony Point, New York July 8 – 14, 2019
at Ruach Ha’Aretz

For information and to register, click …HERE.

Upcoming SI Webinars, Workshops & Retreats

Sage-ing Deepening the Sage Within Workshops (DSW)  (formerly Sage-ing Intensive Workshop)

A 2-3 day intensive workshop or a workshop series diving into SI core themes (images of aging, life harvest, forgiveness, mortality, leaving a legacy, service); we harvest our life experience, leading to further growth.

Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, March 29 – 31, 2019,  Deepening the Sage Within: The Principles and Practices of Conscious Aging. Jerome Kerner, CSL, Co-chair of Sage-ing International and Felice Rhiannon facilitate this weekend-long Sage-ing eventheld at the lovely Hawkwood College. Jerome, an architect for over fifty years learned to see and honor the uniqueness in each person. Now an octogenarian Jerome loves sharing the purpose, passion and meaning he has discovered through Sage-ing work. Felice Rhiannon, a Brighton resident, spiritual counselor and yoga therapist will assist in this presentation. F0r program information and registration click …HERE.

Questions? – U.S. contact Jerome Kerner at kerner1935@gmail.com,  U.K. contact Felice Rhiannon at felice.rhiannon@gmail.com

Awakening the Sage Within (ASW)

ASW is a highly interactive entry level event in a 1-day format or a series of short sessions, introducing Sage-ing International (SI) core topics: images of aging, life review, forgiveness, mortality, spirituality, legacy-leaving, and service.

St. Paul, Minnesota – March 12, 2019. Karen West, MA, CSL facilitates this day-long Sage-ing event at the St. Paul’s Jewish Community Center. Her experience as educator, career counselor and spiritual director, focused by her passion for Conscious Aging and Sage-ing enriches this introductory program. Space is limited, prompt registration is advised. For information and registration click…HERE.

Flagstaff, Arizona – March 30, 2019. Mike Burr, DMin, CSL facilitates this Sage-ing event at the Flagstaff Federated Church. He brings 35 years experience as pastor, spiritual director, trainer, therapist, and grief/ loss counselor to explore the processes of Sage-ing and conscious aging. Space is limited, prompt registration is advised. For information and registration, click…HERE.

River Forest, Illinois – March 30, 2018, Concordia University Chicago. Beth Conaghan, CSL found Sage-ing International inspired a commitment to aging with grace and to share the journey and transition into elderhood. Beth brings this and her lifelong experience to facilitate this enriching day-long Sage-ing event. For information and registration click…HERE.

Longmont, Colorado – April 7, 2019, Longmont Senior Center. Maureen Dobson, MSW, CSL and Rosemary Lohndorf, MA, CSL, ASM eachpersonally accomplished and both seasoned Sage-ing Leaders, will co-facilitate this one-day introductory event at the Longmont Senior Center. Space is limited, register soon. For more information and registration click…HERE.

“Beyond the Basics”

Our “BtB” events go beyond awakening your Inner-Elder, for more personal growth and elder-equipping. Themes will be varied, designed for in-depth exploration of Age-ing to Sage-ing life issues.

Scarborough, Maine – March 9, 2019, No Regrets: Living Well and Dying WellJoin Certified Sage-ing Leader, Anne Murray, MS to explore the last stage of life from a number of perspectives. Learn how a healthy relationship with death helps us to live well. Anne’s light-hearted passion for living consciously will help you engage in Sage-ing and to expand your readiness to live and die without regrets. For information and registration, click…HERE.

Online Sage-ing Events

March 26 – April 30, 2019, Tuesdays, Continuing the Sage-ing Journey (CSJ). A six-part interactive online event sponsored by Sage-ing International for participants who have completed Awakening the Sage Within. CSJ provides the steps and invites you to dive deeper into Sage-ing core topics in these sessions:

Unmasking the Power of Aging
You are the Hero of the Hero’s Journey
Forgiving and Receiving: The Tao of Breathing life into Troubled Relationships
Compassionate Living, Conscious Aging, Graceful Dying
Live and Learn! And Pass it On: Legacy Now
Being of Service:the Mystic and the Activist

Read more in the program brochure on this exciting new series and about the unique distinguished CSJ faculty of Certified Sage-ing Leaders; Ina Albert, Caroline Blackwell, Pat Hoertdoerfer, Mary Porter and Georgeanna Tryban. Space is limited to 24 participants. Registration deadline is March 19, 2019. For brochure and registration, click…HERE.

April 25-May 30, 2019, The Heart of Aging with Wisdom – Series I (six session, online series) for Certified Sage-ing LeadersThe Heart of Aging with Wisdom, Series I and II is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging approach to conscious aging offered by Sage-ing International. It is designed to engage and inspire participants with conversation and interaction about healthy spirited eldering. Enrollment is open to those who are interested in their own personal growth as elders and/or also to those interested in leading groups with this program content. Rosemary Cox, Education Coordinator for Sage-ing International originated the HoA and co-facilitates with HoA faculty partners Linda Cronk , Cindy Siemers and Al Rider .

In The Heart of Aging with Wisdom brochure read more on the talented, accomplished HoA faculty, and a full description and schedule for Series I and II.
For brochure and registration for Series I starting April 25, 2019 click…HERE.