Date: 19/07/2024
  • 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 3: Winterlight

In the midst of winter, I found there was within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy.Albert Camus

In this gentle and reflective session, we will be exploring winter as the season of the elder, wisdom of the elder traditions, the beauty and wisdom of the ‘wise child,’ embracing our authenticity and the freedom of ‘unfolding’ and ‘becoming.’ We will also be exploring, ‘Warming Your Soul in a Cold World’ and discovering the concept of ‘Candlelighting’.

This session will include poetry, selected readings, wisdom sayings, music, a reflective exercise, and will conclude with a short meditation.

  • When: Friday 19 July 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: Thursday 4 July 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 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.