FINDING GOD IN- OF ALL THINGS: Our Age-ing!
Aging in America is, more often than not, underappreciated and undervalued – indeed it is devalued. Our American culture is rife with “age-ism”. Yet if we cultivate a spirituality of age, we can embrace the abundant fruits of aging instead of squandering them. During this Program, we will consider a “spirituality of age” that will serve to encourage and enhance spiritual growth because aging is a time ripe with transitions and transformations. We will envision aging as a reality of life that wakes us up in ways we may never have experienced before. It is important for us to open our eyes, remove the spiritual cataracts that obstructed our vision of life in aging, and see with mature eyes, new truths and realities about our lives, past, present and future.
Resource Person: Robert L. Weber, PhD, M.Div, is a clinical psychologist with a Master of Divinity degree. Bob is a retired Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Harvard Medical School and a retired Associate in the Psychiatry Department at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. For some time now Bob’s focus, professionally and personally, has been the integration of mental health, aging and spirituality. For his contributions to the field of gerontology he was given the 2014 Religion, Spirituality and Aging Award by the American Society on Aging. His book, The Spirituality of Age: A Seeker’s Guide to Growing Older (Park Street Press, 2015), coauthored with Carol Orsborn, PhD., was awarded the 2015 Nautilus