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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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New Elder Connect.

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.

Or join the Elder Circles Group on New Elder Connect to share ideas with other folks involved in Elder Circles.

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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®

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

If you’re not satisfied with the “retirement” model that we’ve all been expected to work toward . . . If you want your later years to have meaning as well as leisure, growth as well as ease, contribution as well as benefits . . .

You don’t have to invent a whole new model all by yourself. The programs of the Center for the New Elder can give you ideas, provide you with tools, offer you resources, connect you with other “New Elders” who are redefining retirement and making a difference.

Click on the other tabs in this Programs & Services section of our website for detailed information on:

  • FREE Passion, Power & Purpose in the Third Age Seminars and Teleseminars
  • Way of the New Elder Workshops & Teleclasses (5 90 min sessions)
  • New Elder Mission Mastermind Groups (8 90 min sessions)
  • Individual New Elder Mission Coaching

Finally, click on the “Forum” tab at the top of every page of this website to visit our New Elders Forum, where you can read about the ideas and experiences of others on the New Elder path, and you can join the community and join the conversation.