Conscious Aging–A Better Way of Living the Second Half of our Lives

“I want my retirement years to be a time for me to grow intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. Sage-ing really supports that.” Joyce H., Chicago, IL (65 years of life experience)

“These last fifteen years of journeying into elderhood have been the best time of my life so far. Gary C., Albuquerque, NM (71 years of life experience)

Sage-ing: A New Way of Living

Sage-ing (also sometimes called conscious aging, positive aging, vital aging, spiritual eldering and active aging) is a way of living the second half of our lives that is joyful, fulfilling and meaningful. Sage-ing involves personal and spiritual growth, making deeper connections with our friends and family, developing new passions and giving back through service to others.

Sage-ing means living our later years creatively and with purpose; it means harvesting the accumulated wisdom of our years and sharing it with the next generation. Sage-ing means enriching the lives of others as we expand our own. In the words of Sage-ing’s founder Reb Zalman, “Sage-ing is a program of spiritual growth that can empower you to add more years to your life and more life to your years!”

Sage-ing International: Empowering Elders

Sage-ing International is a community of elders and elders-to-be around the globe, whose mission is to create a world which respects and honors elders by:

  • supporting each other in growing into the role of sage—the wise elders so desperately needed in our families, our neighborhoods, and our world
  • offering workshops and creating inspirational and educational materials
  • empowering elders to serve our communities and the world
  • inviting our members and friends to be in community with each other

Right now as you read this, there are nearly 1000 Sage-ing International members eager to welcome you to our numbers.

Sage-ing Will Benefit:

  • Anyone in or approaching the second half of their life and seeking a more meaningful path for these critical years
  • Anyone willing to face the challenges and opportunities of growing older
  • Anyone caring for aging parents
  • Professionals working with the aging population

To Learn More:

Read an article on Sage-ing

Explore books, poetry (updated quarterly) and movies that deal with the challenges and opportunities of later life

Learn about a Sage-ing Chapter in your area

Find an upcoming Sage-ing event or conference

Sign up for a Free Six Month Introductory Membership in Sage-ing International and enjoy benefits including:

  • Free subscription to the Sage-ing Communicator, our quarterly newsletter, and our regular Member Bulletins
  • Access to members-only web pages
  • Connections with other like-minded persons
  • Member discounts on training, workshops, conferences, The Sage-ing Workbook, and books, CDs and DVDs