There are certainly many wonderful facets of aging but it definitely has its share of challenges. Changes that this phase of life brings can come gradually leaving us a bit bewildered and uncertain.
But, how do we do this aging gracefully?
We haven't been here before. It can sometimes seem like we are middle-schoolers just trying to figure it all out without falling apart.
I am right there with you. Officially a senior with a Medicare card to prove it.
And I sure don't have all the answers.
Aging with Grace
That's why I am so excite to tell you about the Aging with Grace workshop series!
It is a series of relevant topics with speakers sharing their expertise, giving guidance, encouragement and tips to help you navigate these areas of life.
And, I am so excited to learn right along with you.
Here is the awesome lineup of topics and speakers...
Peace of mind
No one wants to think about losing a spouse. But not knowing what to do or where to turn makes a devastating situation even worse.
Our first expert, Lee Giobbie, a Financial Advisor and a certified Kingdom Advisor. Lee talks with us on some important areas. Here are a few things Lee covers:
- How to prepare for the inevitable loss of a spouse.
- Things to consider when thinking about moving in with an adult child.
- Finding peace and financial security in your later years through proper planning / timing (How long should I wait to retire?) (Smart Strategies when living on a fixed income)
Social Security / Medicare / Healthcare Needs.
What has happened to my complexion?
Have you looked in the mirror and sighed at the changes you see? Yeah, me too. Our skin has changed and our care and regimens need to as well.
Our expert, a lovely, graceful lady, has some amazing tips for mature skin. Allison Sarracino's mission is to inspire confidence in women through her journey with alopecia and significant hair loss. She shares makeup and skin care tips with a Live tutorial!
How do I get out from under clutter?
Best-selling author and speaker, Brenda Mason-Parmelee is a downsizing consultant with a wealth of experience and teaching on living intentionally, and having more with less!
She shares foundational steps for downsizing and tips for knowing just where to start, making progress without the overwhelm and sharing with us her Smaller Living Huge Life expertise.
Strengthening and restoring relationships
Another important topic in the Aging with Grace Workshop Series is with Joanne Eisenhart. As a mom of 8 adult children, a pastor's wife, grandmother, Bible teacher and group leader, Joanne brings a heartful of knowledge and compassion.
Joanne shares her experience and wisdom, helping us to enjoy a loving and vibrant relationship that we all want with our adult children.
She also gives guidance and encouragement for those hoping to strengthen and restore struggling relationships with our children and/or their spouses.
I want to read my Bible... I really do. But how?
Have you been wanting to have a more consistent quite time with God and to read your Bible? Are you discouraged because it can seem boring and more like a chore?
Keith Ferrin is an author, speaker and storyteller who has spent the last 25+ years speaking at conferences, churches and schools in the US and internationally. His passion is to help people shift from "I should read the Bible" to "I want to read the Bible.
Keith shares tips from his book, How to Enjoy Reading your Bible as well as speaking on reading the Bible the way God designed our brains to learn.
You'll love his enthusiasm and knowledge as he explains the difference reading the Bible relationally and with expectation makes in our enjoyment of the experience. Keith discusses doable steps in memorizing Scripture and practical application.
So, if these are areas you would like to grow in, I want to invite you to these Aging with Grace workshops.
You can buy the entire series of 5 workshops for just $27 for all of the video recordings.
You'll get all five video recordings of my conversations with each expert.
- Lee Giobbie on Financial subjects, information and guidance.
- Allison Sarracino on Skin Care and Makeup for Older Women.
- Brenda Mason-Parmelee on Getting Rid of Clutter and Downsizing.
- Joanne Eisenhart on Relationships: Building Strong, Healthy Relationships with Adult Children and their spouses.
- Keith Ferrin on having a consistent Bible Study and enjoyable reading time that you want to do rather than something you should do.
Click here to join and let's do this Aging with Grace together!
If these are areas you would like to grow in, I want to invite you to these Aging with Grace workshops.