“Aging Well: Running to the Finish Line”

By | 2020-04-14T20:53:13+00:00 January 10th, 2020|Events|

ATTENTION:  The Following Event is Subject to A Full Refund and/or Postponement if COVID-19 Concerns Warrant. Knowing who INTENDS to come will help today with conference planning. A registration deposit will hold your place.


Presented by the Center for Faith, Calling, and Community

Focus: Take time in a beautiful mountain setting to explore together the complex issues that face us in this stage of life. Participants will be empowered to make positive choices that result in flourishing lives as we encounter God, family, and friends who walk this journey with us.

During our time together, experience …

Presentations on the issues that come with aging

Resources for practical planning

Dynamic interactions with presenters

Shared meals and small group discussions

Time together, celebrating friendship and God’s faithfulness

In a rich environment of friendship and celebration, this retreat offers time to walk the trails, explore Leavenworth, or take a good nap! Together we’ll explore spiritual, physical, and emotional health for this stage of life.

“This breaks through the wall of fog that prevents our dealing effectively with the last parts of our lives.”

Topical presentations and exercises …

  • What time is it in your life, and what is this time for?
  • Expected & unexpected life changes we face, and how to prepare
  • Being spiritually awake and engaged
  • Exploring medical concerns in aging
  • Discovering resources and finding support
  • The amazing power and satisfaction of active, empathetic listening
  • Family communications that matter
  • Living with the best care possible
  • Home care and residential living – options for coping with life’s changes and stress (e.g. “when should we move and where to we go?”)
  • Improving physical health and fitness through preventative health measures, exercise and diet
  • Active leadership, mentoring, and volunteer service in retirement
  • Healthy responses to grief & loss
  • Communications with grandchildren and relatives (the value of passing on values)

Discover Practical Resources

Some Testimonials …

“The fellowship and vulnerability with each other was great! God’s love and Spirit were evident.”

“The subject matter was right on and so thought-provoking. It has moved me to get moving on my end-of-life desires and wishes. I thank you for loving me enough to show me the way.”

“We laughed, we cried, we enjoyed the sunshine and the rapid flow of the creek. We rejoiced with precious friends. We loved the challenge and struggles and we love being closer to God!

“This experience was ultimately important to me as a Christian. It has been deeply impactful to my faith and how I will choose to finish the race.”

~Participant comments from May 2019

Some initial details …

  • Arrive Sunday afternoon, May 17, between 4:30-5:30. Our first meal begins at 6 p.m.
  • Accommodations include private and semi-private rooms and private or shared baths at the Ingalls Creek Lodge, Bray Cabin, and comfortable nearby homes.
  • Registration fee covers eight delicious meals and snacks ($92), three nights private or semi-private rooms with private or shared bath ($35/night/person), plus $45 program cost. Total = $242 per person or a slight savings at $469 per couple. Contact us for scholarships and/or commuter information.

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