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New Elder Connect

This is a community of people on the New Elder Path. You can participate in community discussions, ask questions for others to respond to, create your own blog posts about things that interest you, and even establish your own group.

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Elder Circles

Check out the Elder Circles section under Resources to find ideas on starting an Elder Circle, or keeping your existing Elder Circle fresh.

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Paul Severance's seminar was both informative and inspiring. He awakened our sleeping sense of purpose. He grounded theory with practical ways to implement. It was a clear, concise clarion call to reclaim our role as elders in the family, the community, and the world

- John Gibson

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New Elder

The New Elder is one who has developed the qualities and taken on the wisdom-source role of the old elder (or sage) who used to be so respected in human societies.

New Elders are needed to lead us to creation of a global community which respects all humanity and respects the Earth we live on.

Third Age

After Childhood (Growth, Learning) and Adulthood (Family, Career, Security, Success):

Our increased longevity has created a Third Age: Elderhood. Possibilities. Reinvent yourself and your life. Growth. Retire or a whole new career? What do you want to experience, learn? What difference do you want to make on this Earth? Organizing principles: Fulfillment, Purpose, Legacy.


Sage-ing® is the term coined by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi in his book From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Profound New Vision of Growing Older. It refers to the process by which we develop and nurture our wisdom in our Third Age.

Center for the New Elder

Inspiration and tools for infusing your “third age”
with growth, purpose and fulfillment

FREE Presentation:
Passion, Power & Purpose in the Third Age

(Teleseminar or In-Person Presentation in Central Indiana)

Paul Severance, Founder of The Center for the New Elders free seminars and tele-seminars, Purpose, Growth & Fulfillment in the Second Half of Life, which introduce a new vision and possibilities for our third age, and outline seven pathways along the journey of the New Elder. Presentations may range from 20 minutes to an hour and a half, depending on the needs of the sponsoring organization.  Teleseminars are one hour.

All participants in Passion, Power & Purpose in the Third Age presentations will be offered a summary & resource list for further exploration of the seven pathways.


To receive notice of upcoming free Passion, Power & Purpose in the Third Age Teleseminars, e-mail


To arrange for a free Passion, Power & Purpose in the Third Age presentation for your faith community, corporation, club or organization, e-mail or call (317) 788-7795.