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Aging in the Age of Pandemic

A weekly safe drop-in space for older people;
people of all ages welcome to share and to listen.

We meet on Wednesdays at 3:00 Central

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Meeting ID: 830 416 522
Password: ATribe

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Some people you'll meet:

Everidge face photoEvalina Everidge
For over 40 years I have assisted others in navigating life transitions:  through community and social justice programs, as a Registered Nurse, as a Board Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health professional for over 15 years and through a holistic consulting practice. My path led me to Hospice work. Sharing the end of life journey with individuals, their families and friends was a profound and humbling experience that provided valuable lessons in what really matters. Now retired, I  discovered my passion as a jazz vocalist and as an Age Appreciation Advocate.  An IONS Conscious Aging Facilitator and member of A Tribe Called Aging, I’ve co-facilitated global webinars, online workshops and presented at conferences.  I gain strength and compassion engaging with others about the poignancy, challenges and joys of aging.


Elizabeth WhiteElizabeth White
I am an author and advocate for older people, especially those who face uncertain work and financial jeopardy. My book, Fifty-five, Underemployed, and Faking Normal (published by Simon & Schuster), is for and about the millions of older Americans who, despite career choice and decent incomes, are facing the prospect of downward mobility in old age. My TEDx talk has drawn more than 1.7 million views; I am a three-time guest on PBS NewsHour. My essays have appeared in Forbes, The Huffington Post, Next Avenue and The Washington Post. 




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In collaboration with Growing Community Media (Wednesday Journal). Films have been shown quarterly at the Lake Theater, downtown Oak Park, but are currently shared online.

The showings include discussion with the films' creators and others.

Elizabeth WhiteThe R-Word
May 28, 10:00 am central

Production shot from R
Production shot from R

The R-Word is a humanizing, purposeful and deeply respectful look into the derogatory language and world-view of ableism.

Learn more and register here



 

Past Events and Happenings




On Golden Pond poster

In collaboration with Growing Community Media (Wednesday Journal)

Films have been shown quarterly at the Lake Theater, downtown Oak Park,
but are currentlyshared online.

The showings include discussion with the films' creators and others.

Duty Free movie poster
   
Duty Free
Joined by director/writer Sian-Pierre Regis
February 2021

   
Olympia movie poster
  Hre Awhile movieposter
Olympia
Joined by the director, Harry Mavromichalis.
December 2020
  Here Awhile
Joined by the director/co-writer Tim True
and co-writer Csaba Mera
October 2020
     
Gen Silent poster Alive Inside poster
Gen Silent
Joined by producer Joe Applebaum

August 2020
  Alive Inside
Joined by director Michael Rossato-Bennett
June 2020
     
Lives Well Lived poster   On Goldn Pond poster

 

Lives Well Lived
Joined by director Sky Bergman
January 2020
  On Golden Pond
October 2019
 



IONS logoApril 2021

Conscious Aging From The Heart:
Perceiving Possibility

The process of growing older includes an often overlooked component: the noetic character of aging. Our culture rarely celebrates that we even get to age, but as many know, growing older can be a powerful and inspiring time to more clearly hear our inner voice of knowing.

Register for a special interactive two-session online workshop where we will take a deep dive into a single theme: perceiving possibility. Join IONS Conscious Aging facilitators Marc Blesoff and Evalina Everidge as, together, we explore differences between “surviving” aging and trusting ourselves in the natural flow toward well-being.

 

 

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IONS logoOctober 2020

Shifting Ageism: How Consciousness
Affects Our Experience of Aging


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A seminar moderated by Marc Blesoff

While aging is universal, our individual experience of the process is impacted by, among other factors, our beliefs, our resources and demographics. For ourselves, our communities and our planet, how we age today is unsustainable unless we can shift our consciousness about aging. That consciousness, in turn, can help us better understand our interconnectedness and allow us to shift toward aging in a way that feels more connected, empowering and transformative. A panel of experts discussed cultural and personal perspectives on growing older, as well as what some have called the inherent noetic nature of aging. Together, we considered a shift in our consciousness, beliefs and attitudes about the inevitable process of getting older.

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Autumn 2019

IONS logoCollaboration between A Tribe Called Aging
and the Institute Of Noetic Sciences (IONS)

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In 2019 A Tribe Called Aging presented a free webinar and facilitated a six week online workshop. Marc Blesoff has contributed to the IONS blog, starting with "Aging Is Inherently Noetic."




October 2018


Hosted at Pilgrim Congregational Church:

Dr. Bill Thomas and the ChangingAging Tour announcement.



June and July 2018

A Tribe Called Aging facilitated the eight week IONS Conscious Aging Workshop at the Oak Park and River Forest Townships Senior Services Center.

         






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