Elders' Guild Community Gathering (Berkeley)

Our Vision is a world in which powerful and conscious elders join together in common purpose to bring healingjoy and connection to our lives, our families, our communities and our world.

Our Mission is to create the communities where we re-imagine our old agelook after one another and embody the wisdom that will enable us to help heal the future.

A group within the Elders' Guild is looking at ways to co-create affordable opportunities for cooperative group living, cohousing, group houses, and the like.

Elders’ Guild Gatherings are held the Second and Fourth Sunday of each month at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Avenue (corner of MLK, near Downtown Berkeley BART).

The first gathering each month is more general, with a variety of topics, while the second one focusses on a member's life story.

The Elders’ Guild is Multi-Generational And Multi-Cultural

  • All Gatherings are held from 1:30 to 4:00
  • Schmoozing from 1:30 to 1:45
  • Gatherings Start promptly at 1:45
  • Bring Special Treats to Share

More info: Elders' Guild homepage

The Elders’ Guild is a project of Live Oak Institute, which has been working since 1977 to create an empowering new culture of conscious aging for the greater good. In the end it’s all about starting here and building an Elders’ Movement that will spread throughout the land. It is inspired in part by the work of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, the author of "From Age-ing to Sage-ing" and the Spiritual Eldering Institute.

I'm a founding member and volunteer on the board of the Elders' Guild, and have found the community meetings a great way to meet other elders and aspiring elders, get inspired, share wisdom, and forge connections. I write about the founders, Barry and Debby Barkan, in my Aging in Community chapter in the book Audacious Aging -- Raines

 

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  • Raines C.

    Today: An Enlightening Experience with Susanne West
    Author of Soul Care for Caregivers Susanne's presentation which is grounded in her new book Soul Care for Caregivers has special relevance to those of us who are caregivers and those of us who someday might need to receive or give support. Susanne will draw on her own personal experiences as a caregiver and her academic background at JFKU where she taught Integral Psychology, Consciousness and Transformative Studies. Shewill talk about how to prevent burnout and "compassion fatigue", how to set and maintain healthy boundaries and how to access intuition to assist us in caregiving. She will take the role of caregiver to an even more profound level as she talks about the soul gifts of caregiving & creative expression. This presentation is not only for caregivers. In the Elders' Guild we see the Journey of Conscious Aging for the Greater Good as a long term process to prepare us to navigate the inevitable vicisitudes of old age.

    October 13, 2013

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  • Raines C. +10
    Audacious Aging co-author, Organizer
    Event Host
  • A former member

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