The social world is greying. There is a longevity revolution intersecting with a demographic explosion. And, it’s happening all over the world. An age wave is approaching. Everything is up for grabs again! Only this time, some of the grabbers, who are reinventing the social sphere, are wrinkled and grey. They are old for short, but old in a new, as yet undefined, way.
The Growing An Elder Culture radio program is our way (Donald True (68), Alexandra Hart (74) and David “Lucky” Goff (66)) of trying to make sense of ageing today, and aiding a movement toward a freer more fulfilling latter part of life. Join us on the second Thursday of each month, from 2 to 4 pm., for a fresh look at how ageing offers a kind of gratification, that surprises a lot of people with genuine happiness. We feature lively discussion, relevant guests and thought-provoking moments.
Elders are amongst us. They hold for us, some of our unknown human potential. This program could be a news broadcast. The news is good. There is, latent in our species ageing, a kind of wisdom and new capabilities that change the game. Freedom is being re-defined. Most of this is unknown because ageing has resided in the shadows, with too little known about what some old people are capable of. Thanks to the nonprofit community radio network KOWS in my community of Sonoma, Calif., that is no longer true. With KOWS’ support we have access to a professional broadcast studio and can spread our message worldwide through the internet.
Listen in. Hear what passes for a new life. Stream us live on your computer by going to the KOWs website. You can hear some of our previous programs at our website (www.elderculture.com). Plan on becoming more alive, real, your self, free, in addition to retiring. The times they are a’changing!
June 12, 2014 2-4 pm. Guest: Allan Chinen M.D., Jungian psychiatrist, and author of In The Ever After a collection of elder fairytales from around the world.
July 10, 2014 2-4 pm. Guest: Edmund Sherman Ph.D., author of Contemplative Aging.
Growing an Elder Culture relies upon intimate conversations that touch on the transformation, initiation, realization and embodiment of elderhood. We ask what experiences, of our lives, generate wisdom, and how can we share that wisdom with the world?
We are exploring the meaning of elderhood as something quite distinct from just getting old. How can our grief, loss, fear, spirituality, dreams, stories, intimacy, reduced speed, awareness of death and community connections nourish our lives and the life of the world?
Growing an Elder Culture features conversations, guests, interviews, readings, music, call-ins, updates of elder’s events, and topics that are intended to explore and awaken elder wisdom. We see ourselves as explorers discovering a redefined role for elder awareness in a dark time. It seems to us that the maturity of our kind lies in the hearts and heads of the aged and our hope arises in giving ripening a voice.