Wise Aging Program

Wise AgingThose of us in our sixties and seventies can count ourselves part of an extraordinary, history-making generation—pioneers in understanding and making the most of this “third chapter” stage of life. These healthy years of aging are not the end; they are full of potential for learning and growth. The Wise Aging program provides new resources and support to live the later years with spirit, resilience, and wisdom.

JOIN A Peer Group (all faiths welcome)
The primary vehicles for Wise Aging’s exploration are peer groups led by trained facilitators, like Cantor Lynda Hope Dresher.

The foundational text is Wise Aging: Living With Joy, Resilience and Spirit, by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal (published by Behrman House, June, 2015). Participants are guided through reflective work that enables them to come to new understandings about their lives, their selves, and their values. Learning modalities include text study based on active listening, exercises, reflection, and journaling. Topics include: exploring this stage of life; becoming one’s authentic self; a life review; relationship one’s body; revitalizing and nourishing healthy relationships, cultivating qualities of soul; practicing forgiveness; learning to live with loss, change, and death; creating relevant rituals, cultivating wisdom, and leaving a legacy.

To register, fill out the form below or email cantor@har-shalom.com or call 847-373-7456.

Class size is limited to 10-12 people. Fee: $56 (including the textbook)
Location of the 6-week programs is in Highland Park, IL.

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