Workshops, Groups, Retreats and Organisations

See also the Blog for information on up-coming workshops and retreats. Please note that a listing here or anywhere on Joy of Ageing is not an endorsement unless I specifically make a reccomendation.

If you would like to add your web site, workshop, group or retreat please use the Contact form.

Workshops

Workshops are a great way to aquire new skills and meet new people.

Bernard Widlake Counselling and Mindfulness: Bernard says, "As a senior myself, I have an affinity with seniors and attune my counselling to their needs." Bernard offers on-line sessions via Skype.

Life-Stage: Inner Well-Being Programme for the Over 40s. Monthly one day workshops in Brighton and Hove.

Saging International: "The Sage-ing view is of ageing as a spiritual practice that can elicit joy and contentment in human relations." Workshops and on-line courses.

Elder Spirit: "We offer workshops, Death Cafes, Wisdom Circles and specialised talks."

Concious Ageing: "A live, online workshop inspiring new perspectives on ageing."

Groups

Joining a group, whatever your interest, can lead to greater contentment and friendship.

Age UK: Join a social group.

Gaia House: Listing of meditation groups in the UK.

Sangha Live: On-line international live sitting group: meditation, teaching and discussion. Every Sunday.

DuckDuckGo Search: Mindfulness sitting groups in the UK.

Mindfulness Cornwall: Mindfulness sitting groups and retreats in Cornwall.

Plum Village UK: Find a meditation sitting group in the UK..

Retreats

Most retreat centres are happy to offer spaces to all ages.

The Barn Retreat: Three day home retreat, "One of the unique features of this retreat is the chance to develop supportive community through connecting with each other and sharing our experiences in smaller groups." Weekly from July, 2020.

The Guardian: Ten of the best retreat centres in in the UK and Europe.

The Barn Retreat Centre, Sharpham: Six night retreats based on meditation, community and the land.

Sharpham House: Secular mindfulness based retreats and courses.

World Buddhist Directory: UK Buddhist based retreat centres

The Retreat Association: Directory of Christian retreat centres in the UK.

Yoga Matters: Fifteen Buddhist retreat centres across the UK.

Retreat Finder: Directory of retreat centers worldwide.

Aligned and Well: "The 10 Most Idyllic Meditation Retreats in the UK"

Plum Villake in the UK: Retreats in the Plum Village tradition.

Top of the page

Campaigning and Support

Age UK: "We make the Government listen up and hear the voice of a generation"

Campaign to End Lonliness: "Many older people find constant loneliness hardest to overcome."

Independant Age: "We want the UK to become the best country in the world in which to grow older."

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy: "Older People’s Day on Tuesday 1 October will focus on helping people stay active"

Ageing Research

Age UK: "Centres for Ageing Research"

Age UK: "We seek to influence decision makers by conducting social and economic analysis"

British Society for Research on Ageing: "committed to funding, supporting and disseminating high quality research into the biology of ageing"

Sense: The aim of our research is to provide insight and knowledge that helps people, organisations and authorities to make changes that benefit people who are deafblind or have other complex disabilities.


St Michaels Mount, Cornwall

Top of the page