[Event | Course] Aging Gracefully in Community :: Introduction & Panel (May 31) and 5-week Course (starts June 21)

Hello everyone,

I have exciting news to share…. We, the Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC), have finished putting the final touches on a couple of Aging in Community virtual events. The waiting is over! Event details have been published and registration is open.

We really lucked out and found 5 outstanding presenters who have assisted us in co-creating a 5-week long curriculum: Aging Gracefully in Community. If you would like to meet the presenters ahead of the course, we are offering a 90-minute introductory panel conversation. Maybe attend both?

We are expecting these programs to sell out, so please register asap. If you cannot attend, recordings will be sent to all who register. Below, I have included descriptions for both events along with weblinks where you can read a little more and register.


May 31 | 2-3:30pm Eastern
Intro to Aging Gracefully in Community: A Panel
Sliding Scale: Free - $25
Click link below for event details and registration

Join us for a 90-minute panel discussion with the course instructors for the Aging Gracefully in Community upcoming course. In this discussion, you’ll learn about the expertise and experiences Margaret Critchlow, Laird Schaub, Danielle Williams, Alline Anderson, and Lee Warren have with aging in community.

Margaret will cover the challenges and opportunities of aging in community, as well as the lessons from a senior cohousing community. Laird will cover the concept of eldering and the nuances of intergenerational communities. Danielle and Alline will discuss the pitfalls and possibilities of aging and dying in community, and Lee will go more deeply into the art of death and dying in community.

You’ll also have the opportunity to ask the instructors questions, as well as chat with each other about the key challenges and concerns you may have around this topic.


Aging Gracefully in Community
5-Week Online Course | Starts June 21st!
Save $100 through 6/5/22!
Click link below for event details and registration

Good news: Longevity is a fact of life for more people now than ever before. Bad news: so is loneliness. A cooperative culture can support vibrant aging in place by design. Get a nuanced understanding of the opportunities and challenges of aging in an intentional community, from people who are doing it.

In the Aging Gracefully in Community course, you’ll learn how a cooperative culture can support vibrant aging in place. Through five passionate and experienced instructors, you’ll come to know the challenges and opportunities of aging in community. You’ll discover the concept of eldering and discuss the intergenerational dynamics that impact aging in an intentional community. You’ll also examine the realities of aging in community and the often unexplored topic of dying in community.

Through five classes and plenty of interaction with the instructors and each other, you’ll gain a deep understanding of the factors, considerations, and preparations necessary to age gracefully in community. Meet the instructors and register here Aging Gracefully in Community - Foundation for Intentional Community

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