Wise Aging Project
Our lives are spent in high gear. We engage in so many tasks with so many people, whether professionally or personally – or both. It seems logical to contemplate how this truth affects us as we age. The truth is that we begin to slow down – our bodies and our brains deem this to be so. And even while there are researchers busily figuring out how people will be able to live into their late 90s+, it appears likely that we are not in that cohort.
How might we move forward with grace and wisdom and humor into older age? What are some of the important issues and concerns we’re either thinking about – or ought to be considering?
We’re convening a 4 session series that addresses these questions. The Wise Aging program will be co-led by Rabbi Stern and Nancy Bloom. Neither therapy nor grief counseling, each session uses Jewish and other sources to help us examine this stage of our lives, learn from each other, and share optimism, laughter, tears and new insights. The program is based on the book, Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience, & Spirit by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal.