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Victory Noll Center to present workshop

Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011

A common saying these days is “Aging is not for sissies.” Those words to be truer with each passing year. Aging is a time of change, loss, and anxiety, but also a time for wonderful opportunities and spiritual growth. All life transitions begin with an ending and hopefully the start of a new beginning.

Those issues will be addressed in the program, "Peace & Purpose: The Journey of Conscious Aging" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at Victory Noll Center.

The event will explore the life tasks everyone is called to embrace in mid-life and the senior years. Among the topics for discussion are: responding to our changing bodies and brains, wise reflection on our pasts, journey toward the end of life with integrity and peace, respectful mentoring, bringing forth one’s own inner elder — harvesting the wisdom of the years and reclaiming the wonder and delight of life, and conscious aging — living our golden years with peace, courage, power, play, and purpose.

The presenter for the workshop is Cheri Krueckeberg, Associate Professor of Social Work and Gerontology Program Director at Manchester College.

The insights of many who speak about meaningful approaches to aging will be explored, including Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi, author of “From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Profound New Vision of Growing Older”. The day will also include reflection on contemplative practices which might support us in those changes, challenges, and opportunities, with time for learning, quiet reflection, and sharing with others.

The cost for the program is $35. Registration is required by April 23. Victory Noll Center is located at 1900 W. Park Drive in Huntington.

To register for the program, or for more information about the program or Victory Noll Center, contact the Center at (260) 356-0628, ext. 174, or by e-mail at victorynollcenter@olvm.org. More information is also available on the Center's website at www.olvm.org/vncenter.html. No one is ever turned away from a program because of inability to pay. Payment plans or other arrangements may be made by contacting Victory Noll Center.