- Thursday 27 September 2012
- 2 hours and 30 minutes
- St Michael's Place, Hall
Dr Macnab presents SAGE, a program to enhance successful ageing for people of all ages.
The aim of SAGE is to encourage people over 55 to learn psychological insights to help them age more effectively and enjoyably. Many people are in flight from the prospect of growing old. Sooner or later, it has to be faced that growing older (getting beyond 50) is an important vital intelligence. Psychologically GOOD AGEING depends on: Strategies to cope with the big stresses of the post-50 years. Reshaping the meaning of life when the old meaning starts to corrode. Dealing with the fears that flit through these years. Living well, with and without your fantasy relationship. Knowing the books to read, the music to listen to. SAGE is all about growing old positively, focusing on opportunities and challenges rather than what we don't have or have missed out on. Sessions include: A lecture defining the SAGE psychology of the topic for the day; A case study related to the lecture; A facilitated group discussion; A large group summation; Lunch and refreshments.
Each year, St Michael’s Uniting Church presents two individuals with ‘The St Michael’s Medallions’ in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the community.
The award is designed to recognize individuals whose work assists in the prevention of violence, trauma and destructiveness or alternatively, promotes growth, health and well-being.
The Medallions are designed to be an encouraging voice in the community, affirming individuals whose outstanding work might remain unrecognized.