Date: 10/05/2024
  • 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.

Session 2: Autumn, the Autumn Sun

I love autumn, the season of the year that God seemed to have put here, just for the beauty of it.Lee Maynard

In this session, we will be exploring: Autumn as the season of the ‘Young Elder,’ the rich tapestry of autumn as our harvest season, the Parable of the Sower, autumn as a time of releasing and re-evaluating and we will be considering the life lessons that Autumn brings.

We will also be reflecting on the thresholds of our inner journey and the Celtic concept of Trasna as ‘The Crossing Place’. This session will include poetry, selected readings, wisdom sayings, music, a reflective exercise and will conclude with a short meditation.

  • When: Friday 10 May 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: 26 April 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

Other dates:

  • Friday 19 July 2024
  • Friday 6 September 2024

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