Date: 06/09/2024
  • South Australia

Elderflowering… a series of interactive, creative workshops for Seniors

When we choose to ripen, to awaken as we age, we offer a gift to the world and future generations…
Kathleen Dowling Singh – Hospice worker, Psychoanalyst, Spiritual Writer

The inner graces of ageing are: wisdom, authenticity, spiritual beauty, unfolding, discernment and inner reflection – this is ‘Elderflowering’.

In this series of four interactive and creative workshops, we will be exploring conscious eldering, the inner face of ageing with a focus on the spirituality of our Autumn and Winter seasons, the songlines and storylines of our life, thresholds, the place of memory and discovering ourselves, through the gift of poetry and metaphor as a holy language.

Final Session: Winter, the Season of Grace

How many lessons of faith and beauty we should lose, if there was no winter in our year! Arthur Wentworth Higginson

In this final session, we will be exploring: the art of sageing, the ‘grace of holy listening,’ the place of memory, ‘Arrivals, Departures and Gratefulness,’ releasing and integration, the tradition of Salt Woman and The Gift of Tears. We will also be exploring the concept of poetry and metaphor as holy language.

This session will include poetry, selected readings, wisdom sayings, music, a reflective exercise and will conclude with a summary of our journey in ‘Elderflowering’ and a meditation.

  • When: Friday 6 September 2024
  • Facilitator: Lorraine Muir*
  • Where: Bethany Centre, Mary MacKillop Precinct, 4 High Street, Kensington, South Australia (street parking only)
  • Time: 10:30am – 3:30pm
  • Cost: Adult full $50; Adult Concession/Pensioner: $35
  • RSVP: Friday 23 August 2024
  • Registration: via Trybooking –
  • Lunch: BYO or pre-order from the Precinct’s High Street Café (0408 851 020)
  • Enquiries: call (08) 8130 5916 or email


*educator, pioneer and passionate advocate for holistic and person-centred care in the area of specialised dementia care, palliative care and ageing.