Our LFD program is looking forward to presenting this wonderful learning opportunity provided through the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Tapestry of Faith lifespan curricula series, Hindsight, Humor, and Hope: Who, me, and Elder?
In reading author, Karin Peterson’s, preface to this curriculum, you can immediately get a clear understanding of her journey towards a strong sense of self as she came into her elder years. A now retired Unitarian Universalist minister, Karin Peterson provides us, with much care and insight, a six workshop series curriculum for older adults (55+) that invites participants to develop “a deeper understanding and appreciation of their elder stage of life and the path they traveled to reach it.”
We cherish our multigenerational community and efforts. We rely on the support of those from all-ages to take part in building relationships over generations. Yet, as the Hindsight series points out, sometimes after age sixty, individuals are faced with new challenges whether it be contemplating or adjusting to retirement, caring for parents, assessing commitments and new life experiences.
Hindsight focuses on the ways to live this stage of life with meaning and intention, as a commitment to caring for oneself physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We know our community grows from the wisdom, experience and skills that only senior years can bring.We feel it is important for our programming lens to nurture the needs of all of those in our community which includes steps towards fostering more opportunities to our older adults.
The workshop will happen on Thursdays from 10am to 12pm,
from April 14th to May 19th.
We have a team of facilitators that will share in leading the six sessions, including Rev. Rachel Baker, Danielle Bell (Director of Lifespan Faith Development) and lay leaders Terri Boling, Mark Hutcherson, and Binnie Wilkin.
Each session, participants will gather with tea/coffee and snacks for their welcoming and entering time. They will be guided through a variety of activities that offer conversation, reflection, creative expression, and spiritual journaling (which comes in many forms other than just writing).
Workshop 1: Elderhood-A Work In Progress
Workshop 2: Solitude and Connection – The Stuff of Life
Workshop 3: Diving through the Layers – The Fabric of My Life
Workshop 4: Creating New Visions – Building on Experience
Workshop 5: Making Friends wiht Mortality
Workshop 6: Hindsight, Humor, and Hope
Registration is open and available here. This is a free offering.