Intentional Aging

Exploring the Path from Senior to Elder

What does it mean to be an elder? Is it simply a process of growing older or does it require a conscious choice? How do we take our place as elders in community? As elders, what can we offer our community?

How do we want to be remembered?

Using the storying and experiential tools of Narrative and Drama Therapy, we will explore aging, death, and dying; creating a legacy; and taking one’s place as elders in our community.

Comments from participants in previous Intentional Aging sessions:

“It was a wonderful experience to be in this group — to enjoy the openness and closeness and being seen.”

“I learned so much: I learned through gentle leading how rich we all are, how rich our lives have been. I learned how to be thoughtful in new ways – I received some new rays of light.”

“We developed a sense of connectedness, an understanding of my way and the ways of others, how we are all on a journey, and how we all have lived full lives.”

“I developed more awareness and appreciation of my life journey, and a clarifying of my intentions and legacy.”

Offered by Kayte Summers, Registered Drama Therapist and Maggie Mooney, Registered Clinical Counsellor

8-Week Program

Mondays, October 17, 24, 31 and November 14, 21, 28
Wednesdays, November 9 and  December 7
10 am to 12:30 pm

Gabriola Arts & Heritage Centre, 476 South Road

For more information or to register:
Maggie at 250-325-4212 or mmooneyrcc@gmail.com

Kayte at 250-247-9798 or kaytesummers@shaw.ca

There is no charge for this program. Donations are gratefully accepted.

A Gabriola Arts Council Healing Power of Art Program

This program is supported by the Gabriola Health Care Foundation, the Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care, the BC Arts Council, and the Province of British Columbia.