Thursday, May 3
6 - 8 pm
THE WASHINGTON DC VILLAGES:
Palisades Village, Georgetown Village, Capitol Hill Village, Cleveland And Woodley Park, Dupont Circle Village, East Rock Creek Village, Embracing Our Pearls Of Wisdom, Foggy Bottom West End Village, Glover Park Village, Kingdom Care Village, Mount Pleasant Village, Northwest Neighbors Village, Pennsylvania Avenue East Village and Waterfront Village
AUTHOR OLIVIA HOBLITZELLE
DISCUSSING HER NEW BOOK
"AGING WITH WISDOM"
ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
3240 O STREET NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20007
How do we find beauty and meaning in aging? What is the impact of living in an age-phobic culture? How do we cultivate an inner life resilient enough to cope with the vicissitudes of later life?
Olivia Hoblitzelle, author ofAGING WITH WISDOM: Reflections, Stories and Teachings,will present a talk and slide show on how to explore the positive opportunities of later life.
The last phase of life is often the most heroic–rich with opportunity for reflection, growth, and resolution. Offering new perspectives on aging, this talk based on her new book, offers inspiration for potentially the most meaningful chapter of our lives.
For two decades, Hoblitzelle has been focusing on conscious aging and how to enrich and embrace the last stage of life and ease some of the inevitable struggles. Having taught a course on “Conscious Aging and Mindfulness Meditation” for many years, she asserts that one of the secrets to a happy, peaceful old age lies in cultivating the life of the spirit.
Hoblitzelle knows first-hand the power of a resilient inner life. When her husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, they made a pact to negotiate his illness consciously and lovingly, anchored by their training in psychology and Buddhist meditation. She chronicled their journey in her award-winning bookTEN THOUSAND JOYS AND TEN THOUSAND SORROWS: A Couple’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s.
Hoblitzelle offers loving guidance for embracing life in all its fullness and wonder, drawing from her own experience, as well as from varied wisdom traditions and cultures that revere elders. While acknowledging the unsettling realities of later life, she highlights that this phase of life—what she calls “the most heroic”—has rich opportunities forreflection, growth and resolution and offers many joys and blessings. Hoblitzelle does not shy away from death. In a section titled “Passages: Dying Into Life” she approaches the subject with stories showing a range of experiences that explore the mysteries that unfold before and during dying. In the final section of the book, she shares the profiles of six “Wayshowers,”elders she admires for their approach to aging with grace.
An empowering, comforting and uplifting guide, AGING WITH WISDOM will provide readers with fresh perspectives on aging and dying that could transform their later years.
The event will begin with a wine and cheese reception, followed by the talk, a discussion and book signing.
To reserve your place, please call the office at
202-999-8988 or contact Palisades Village directly at
202-244 3310 or email firstname.lastname@example.org