In our society, there are no rituals or rites-of-passage for growing older or becoming an elder. Elderhood is not that highly valued. For many, it is like trying to cross a chasm, a great divide, one side of which is a life of isolation and loneliness. The other a life of fulfillment, meaning, engagement, and happiness.
The Elderquest is a search for wisdom, connection, and integrity in later life. It's an imaginative approach for reflecting on the experience of aging - one that is mentally stimulating and appealing to people of many ages as they each travel their own life journey.
It is a whole new life stage that comes during that gift of years when we are still vital, still curious, and still healthy and active. Most importantly, still growing emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually. And it comes at a time when we are developing a broader, deeper, and more carefully considered perspective on the meaning and value of life.
The Elderquest is a process, a rite-of-passage based on the "heroic journey," a journey in which we seek insights into and answers about our future. The stakes are high, time is short, and we seek answers to the questions of "how will I live; how will I find meaning, fulfillment and happiness in the latter part of my life?" It is a new and more positive narrative for successful aging.
Both inspiring and practical, My Elderquest is filled with personal experiences, action plans and exercises to show you how you can cross that chasm from older to elder.