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What I learned in working with aging adults for the last 20 years is that there are five key areas that, if you pay attention, will lay a foundation to age better and age well. 

Join me for a life-changing day, weekend or week, with others who, like you, want to embrace the shift that aging offers. 


Learn how the Five Pillars of Aging can help you:

 1.    Use your values to guide crucial decisions about health care, housing, relationships, and finances

2.    Stay engaged physically, emotionally, cognitively and socially to age better and age well

3.    Identify strategies for aging in place that will help you remain flexible and prepared to adapt and accommodate to change

4.    Create purpose and meaning as you transition from “doing” to “being”

5.    Invest in your self-worth in addition to your net worth (“emotional economics”)

Essentials of Five Pillars of Aging in 6 hours!

If you prefer a more traditional form of learning, FIve Pillars of Aging Day-long will fit the bill.

Dr. Mary Flett is a nationally-recognized lecturer on aging issues and provides an engaging look at how to create a legacy of values, how to stay engaged over your lifespan (including addressing cognitive impairment!), what you need to know to make informed choices about aging-in-place or moving to assisted living, exploring how purpose and meaning change age we age and how to foster a meaningful life, and what Dr. Flett has coined as “Emotional Economics” — investing your self-worth along with your net worth.

Friday night; All-Day Saturday

Spend Friday night and all day Saturday connecting with others and getting hands-on experience applying Five Pillars of Aging strategies to help you embrace the shift that aging brings!  Dr. Mary Flett introduces you to the Five Pillars of Aging and then leads the group in a variety of activities designed to help you engage with the material so that you have fun learning!

Friday evening you will get an overview of each of the pillars and then on Saturday, each will be explored using small group activities, discussion, and lecture. This is a fun weekend, filled with activities that will stimulate your thinking and connect you with others who are wanting to age better and age well.   Food and drink provided!

The retreat is designed to create lasting relationships with each other and deepen your relationship to yourself. Each day we will gather and explore one of the five pillars. This will include experiential exercises, group sharing, and plenty of discussion and useful information. We practice intentional ways of being, including gentle exercise, meditation, and eati locally-sourced, healthy meals. All of this is designed to give you an immersive experience of the Five Pillars.

Join Dr. Mary Flett in Wine Country in Spring!

Spend five days in beautiful Sonoma, California exploring how to age better and age well. Facilitated by aging expert and transpersonal psychologist Dr. Mary Flett, participants will:

 ·      Learn how values inform key decisions as we age

·      Practice mindfulness to age better and age well

·      Identify strategies for aging in place

·      Explore spiritual practices that support gerotranscendance

·      Examine self-worth (“emotional economics”)

 I guarantee you, this is not your typical workshop on aging! I will help you create the intentional, purposeful, and fulfilling capstone to your life using Five Pillars of Aging. I bring a lifetime of experience working with elders and being mentored by them. Out of this experience, I have identified five core knowledge and skill sets that are usually overlooked when you contemplate retirement.

 


Sonoma, CA Retreat

FIVE PILLARS OF AGING DESTINATION RETREATS

I love sharing what I have learned and always come away with a deeper appreciation for the resilience, creativity, and compassion that aging evokes.

My desire is to include you in this ever-widening circle of elders who are meeting the challenges of aging in the 21st century.


Sonoma, CA Retreat

Join Dr. Mary Flett in Wine Country in Spring!

Spend five days in beautiful Sonoma, California exploring how to age better and age well. Facilitated by aging expert and transpersonal psychologist Dr. Mary Flett, participants will

 ·      Learn how values inform key decisions as we age

·      Practice mindfulness to age better and age well

·      Identify strategies for aging in place

·      Explore spiritual practices that support gerotranscendance

·      Examine self-worth (“emotional economics”)

 I guarantee you, this is not your typical workshop on aging! I will help you create the intentional, purposeful, and fulfilling capstone to your life using Five Pillars of Aging. I bring a lifetime of experience working with elders and being mentored by them. Out of this experience, I have identified five core knowledge and skill sets that are usually overlooked when you contemplate retirement.

 The retreat is designed to create lasting relationships with each other and deepen your relationship to yourself. Each day we will gather and explore one of the five pillars. This will include experiential exercises, group sharing, and plenty of discussion and useful information. We practice intentional ways of being, including gentle exercise, meditation, and eating locally-sourced, healthy meals. All of these are designed to give you an immersive experience of the Five Pillars.