Understanding and managing the process of aging is a central issue in modern society. This is a critical factor given the demographic shift toward an aging population and the negative stereotypes around aging that can limit people’s worldview on aging with gratitude and well-being. This discussion overviews a naturalistic model of grateful aging and transformation.
IONS Senior Fellow Marilyn Schlitz will help identify a set of steps to promote well-being and to shift the fear of aging into inspiration for living well. The nine steps to Grateful Aging include:
- answer the call to transformation
- cultivate curiosity
- formalize an Aging practice
- set intention for Aging
- pay attention to the gifts of aging
- build Grateful Aging habits
- find guidance
- move to acceptance
- transform self and society
Educational programs are described for elderly patients and for the healthcare professionals who serve them. The Grateful Aging Program is designed to expand awareness of healthy, mindful, and meaningful aging; promote individual and social well-being; and facilitate a supportive atmosphere for personal enrichment and shared learning.
Grateful Aging: Embracing Our Wisdom Years
August 15, 2023
9:30 – 11:30 AM PDT
This workshop is hosted by the Sage-ing International. Please visit their website for more information.