CEN is comprised of three topic-focused Branches that are national in scope, and regional groups that provide individual and project support at the local level. We partner with other organizations that provide complementary elder services and sources of relevant information.
CEN Branches and Their Action Groups
We pursue our mission with activity in three Branches: Education, Outer Action, and Community Building. Each Branch is made up of associated Action Groups and Project teams.
Our Education Branch encompasses the CEN action groups and projects that have the overall purpose of education, aiming to provide essential knowledge and to deepen our understanding of our own consciousness, our relationships with other humans, and our inter-connectedness with all other elements of our Earth home. Our purpose is to provide these resources for the entire CEN community of elders.
Our Education Branch is led by a central course development and integration team (CEN-EDU). The Branch currently has three Action Groups: Story of Oneness, Wisdom Council, and Conscious Living, Aging, and Dying. We offer the beginning of a core education curriculum that continues to emerge. Visit Education.
Our CEN outer action thrust is to engage elder individuals and community groups to make positive differences in both (a) addressing the environmental degradation and social injustice problems of our Western society; and (b) evolving and practicing new regenerative, sustainable ways of living that are consistent with our relationship to our Earth home.
Our Outer Action Branch is coordinated via the CEN-ACT team. At this time we have two Action Groups engaged in solution advocacy projects: Elders Climate Action and Elders Engaged in Social Justice; We are in the early phases of designing another Action Group: Regenerative, Sustainable Living. Visit Outer Action.
Our Community Building Branch purpose is to connect interested elders seeking to join us with opportunities of engagement with either local teams or nationwide action groups. Our goal is to build and support a network of local or regional elder circles and cause-related chapters across North America so that we manifest "think globally and act locally". We are expanding this Branch to provide the resources and training required for local teams being sustained and fulfilled. The Branch purpose also includes building partnerships with other elder service organizations that complements our mission. Visit Community Building.
We add partner organizations to our network as we form relationships with them and discern that they complement CEN and our mission. Partners either add to our education offerings in terms of courses and retreats, or offer complementary services that add to our skill and knowhow. Visit CEN Partners.