Awakening the Sage Within

April 10, 2018
Offered by Luther Seminary
St. Paul MN

Apr. 10, 2018

Congregational Care

Today, most people approaching elderhood can expect to live another 20 or 30 years. But how do you want to live those years? Our culture often presents a view of aging that marginalizes us as we gain experience and wisdom. We are pressured to disguise the visible signs of aging, to accept ageist euphemisms and to retreat to the edge of life to make room for younger people.

Sage-ing (also known as spiritual eldering or conscious aging) is a model for engaging the later years with less fear and distress, with greater joy and compassion and with more intention. Sage-ing can help us to develop a balanced plan for eldering that is personally fulfilling and  beneficial to others.

During this interactive workshop, you will have opportunities to share your experiences as we 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 the development of a personalized plan for our own eldering, including service to others and leaving a legacy.

This class is for congregational leaders, parish caregivers and others who are interested in learning about a new approach for the second half of life based on the best-selling book, “From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Profound New Vision of Growing Older” by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. This workshop is one of Sage-ing International’s signature programs.

Lunch is included

Tuition: $125

Contact Hours: 6.5

Class Times:

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Seminar Leaders:

Rosemary Cox, M.S. Counseling, Certified Sage-ing Leader and Sage-ing International’s Education Coordinator, 2012 recipient of Sage-ing’s Reb Zalman Leadership Award.

Roger Cox, Certified Sage-ing Leader for 18 years, is a retired elementary school teacher. He developed the Grandbuddy program, partnering older adults with youth for learning adventures. In 2012 he was a recipient of the American Society on Aging’s Mind Alert Award.

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