Living Well Between Aging Parents and Adult Children
NOTICE: DATES POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS.
Presented by the Ingalls Creek Center for Faith, Calling, and Community
Retreat Goal: We are going to explore together the complex issues facing us in the 55-65 (ish) life stage years. We will take time in a beautiful mountain setting to consider the unique gifts, passions and priorities of this part of life’s journey with each other, our families, our communities, and with God.
Presentations, Panel, and Small Group Discussions
Spiritual Reflection and Personal/Couple Renewal
Rebuilding Expectations in Parent/Child/Aging Parent Relationships
Outdoor Time for Walks in Nature, a Meal in Leavenworth, and Conversations with Friends
Topics & presentations …
- Does anyone have a map? (exploring dynamics of changing and unexpected family roles)
- How do I engage with my grown children? What does this new relationship look like?
- How do I honor my aging parents? (tending to grief & loss, role reversals, support)
- How can my significant relationships grow deeper and stronger when so much else is changing?
- How is God speaking? What time is it in my life, and what is this time for?
- God’s calling and my passions/gifts. What does it mean to love God and serve humanity now?
Some initial details …
- Arrive Friday, April 3, between 5:30-6:30 p.m.
- First session begins with introductions and refreshments at 7 p.m. Retreat ends around noon on Monday, April 6.
- Accommodations at the Ingalls Creek Lodge, Bray Cabin, and comfortable nearby homes.
- Registration fee covers seven meals including snacks & a Sunday evening meal in Leavenworth ($80), three nights private or semi-private rooms with private or shared bath ($35/night/person), plus $45 program cost. Total = $230 per person.