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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.

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® 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

Way of the New Elder

(Teleclasses or In-person Workshops in Central Indiana)

Our Way of the New Elder workshop series consists of five once-a-week, 90 minute, highly interactive sessions in which you will learn in depth about the Seven Pathways of the New Elder journey and have an opportunity to think about and discuss how you might apply these teachings to your own life.

The Seven Pathways that we discuss in the Way of the New Elder program include:

  • Life review and reflection
  • Forgiveness (of yourself and others)
  • Coming to terms with your mortality
  • Clarifying your values and beliefs
  • Accessing and enhancing your inner wisdom
  • Mentoring and blessing
  • Discovering and fulfilling your purpose


All sessions of Way of the New Elder teleclass will be recorded and available for replay for anyone who has to miss a session or just wants to be able to review the sessions.

The cost for our five session Sage-ing Teleseminar Series is $75 per person.

To receive notice of upcoming Way of the New Elder Teleclasses, e-mail


To discuss sponsoring a Way of the New Elder workshop series (can also be done as a weekend retreat for your faith community, corporation, club or organization, e-mail or call (317) 788-7795.