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Maturing as an Art Form: Defying the Stereotypes of Aging

Maturing as an Art Form: Defying the Stereotypes of Aging

Week of May 11-16

$650.00 – $3,550.00 (based on accommodation type)

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The aging process begins as soon as we are born. As with any living organism, there is a budding, a blooming, and a decaying — all in the natural order of the life cycle. We live in a culture that has marginalized people as they grow older, and that almost fanatically worships youth. Meanwhile, this is a time in history when more of the population is reaching the second half of their lives, and their numbers grow rapidly as the baby boomers come of age and as life expectancy continues to rise. In many other cultures the elders are treated with respect and reverence. They are a treasured resource in their families and communities. This workshop is time to heal our own attitudes and beliefs about aging, and learn ways to age gracefully and live happy, healthy, active lives. In a safe and compassionate atmosphere, we will:
· Discuss the changes we are experiencing
· Have an opportunity to grieve our losses
· Celebrate who we are becoming
· Educate ourselves on ways to age gracefully
· Create new attitudes and beliefs about the joy of aging
· Embrace our wisdom and experience with dignity

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