Aging With Wisdom and Grace

How would you like to age with wisdom and grace?

Fran Zamore, ACSW, LCSW-C and Michael F. Shea, MSW, LICSW present “ Aging with Wisdom and Grace ” a group open to adults who are interested in making the rest of their lives the best of their lives. During this group we will look at aging as a time of growth, discovery, and new meaning, verses a time of decline. To accomplish this, we will utilize the techniques of:

Mindfulness

Meditation

Journaling

Contemplative listening

Gentle movement

Centered Discussion

In utilizing these techniques the group will grow to be more thoughtful and deliberative and let go of psychological baggage. The group process will increase authenticity by addressing fundamental questions such as:

Who am I at this stage of my life?

What is important to me now?

How can I cultivate generosity, gratitude, deep relationships?

What will be my legacy?

The groups are based on the wonderful new book, Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience, and Spirit by Rabbi Rachel Cowan and Dr. Linda Thal, and inspired by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. Fran has been trained by the Institute in the Wise Aging process. Books will be provided to group participants. Michael and Fran will be providing additional, supplementary material from their personal and professional experiences. Because this material is so rich and each topic informs the others, after the initial 8-week series there will be an opportunity to continue exploring these topics in greater depth and detail should participants be interested in doing so.

Time: Wednesdays 10 to noon
Location: 4848 Battery Lane, Suite 202, Bethesda, MD 20814
Contact: Michael F. Shea (202) 966-0575 or Fran Zamore (240) 688-9099
Registration is required; space is limited

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