A Wisdom Circle is…
- An opportunity to explore, share and understand what is deeply meaningful to each of us regarding the journey from aging to sage-ing.
- Made up of people who come together to share and learn from each other.
- A dialogue that focuses on topics related to aging and the changing role of elders in our society.
- A safe, respectful place to engage in life review, healing, and focusing on your legacy.
- Learning some tools to become wise sages.
A Wisdom Circle is not…
- A therapy group or a religious or political group.
Wisdom Circle participants...
- Are good listeners.
- Are comfortable with silence.
- Do not have the need to advise or fix others.
- Have a general sense of curiosity.
- Keep an open mind to the views of others.
- Have a good sense of humor and use it wisely.
- Appreciate the differences among people.
- Are able to speak honestly about feelings, self, and needs.
Why Have a Wisdom Circle?
- To help elders assume their rightful place in their family and in society.
- To help elders become appropriate role models for younger generations.
- To help elders appreciate the elder years as an essential part of the human experience.
- To discover the new role of elders as we live longer, healthier lives.
- To discover mental and emotional elements that were neglected earlier in life.
- To help elders become leaders with a unique vision for the world that comes with having lived a long life.
- Personal development through discussion of topics such as developing wisdom, forgiveness, facing mortality, leaving a legacy, service and elder activism.
For more information, please contact Pat Hoertdoerfer