Enjoy Midlife and Retirement

Aging to Sage-ing Retreat

Turn mid-life aging into Sage-ing©
Learn to enjoy midlife

That midlife is a time of significant change, and challenge for many, is well established. Especially when it involves retirement, which is often seen as a mixed blessing. This From Age-ing to Sage-ing© discussion and retreat is your opportunity to learn how to make the most out of your midlife, retirement and next life stage.
There are many confusing views of retirement and midlife. Some people see them as a stereotypical crisis, others see them as an opportunity for personal growth and new beginnings, while others see them as some combination of both. For some both are inconsequential, so they are oblivious to and/or deny their relevance to them personally. They expect to handle them as a normal everyday occurrence. Some people don’t expect or plan to retire, for a variety of reasons. But later life and retirement are apparently inevitable, sooner or later.
This range of views stems from our pre-existing outlook, attitudes, psycho-spiritual preparation, and is reinforced by the stories we are conditioned to tell our self. Often we recognize the full impact of our personal midlife and its accompanying retirement only in hindsight.
This Sage-ing© program offers relief from confused, sometimes debilitating, midlife angst by replacing it with renewed meaning, purpose, identity, and direction for life’s 2nd half. Participants will benefit from an empowered, richer, and more fulfilling view of, and attitude toward, their 2nd half of life. This being the result of an easing of distressing midlife concerns and anxieties combined with an increased sense of renewed possibility, focus, and self-worth.
When: Sept. 23, 2016, 7-9 pm ; Sept. 24, 2016 9:30am – 4:00 pm
Where: Ignatius Retreat Centre, Guelph
Cost: $125 per person; $200 per couple includes lunch and materials
Registration and Details paul@newfutures.ca

This interfaith, multidisciplinary program has proven its international utility for a wide variety of midlife people approaching or adjusting to retirement, and/or a wide variety of other life-challenging issues. It has proven particularly helpful to contemporary people in transition to retirement, buffeted by unanticipated social upheaval related to evolving global changes; that have negatively impacted retirement financial plans for many. Our From Age-ing to Sage-ing program has helped a great many people achieve a richer and fuller experience of aging well and wisely. As evidenced by an independent University of Guelph study, hundreds of participant evaluations, and letters of recommendation. Rev. Dr. Paul Gilroy is Sage-ing© and Transition Ministry certified. He’s been offering transition and Conscious Aging workshops since 2001.

Aging to Sage-ing Interactive Retreat Sept. 23, 2016 7-9 pm & Sept. 24, 2016 9:30 am—4:00 pm

Ignatius Retreat Centre Guelph

A Wisdom Circle discussion about navigating mid-life, retirement
and a new life stage by shifting from aging to Sage-ing.

$125 per person
$200 per couple
includes lunch & materials Registration open to Sept. 18.

contact revpaul@newfutures.ca