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Are you willing to receive the gifts that growing older has to offer?

To explore ways to expand your perspective on aging, and to harvest the wisdom of life's experiences?

Conscious Aging Workshop

Learn about our online workshop opportunity here.

A Preferred Provider of Programming from IONS Institute of Noetic Sciences logo


photos representing a zoom session Aging in the Age of Pandemic

A weekly safe drop-in space for older people;
people of all ages welcome to share and to listen.

We meet on Wednesdays at 3:00 Central

Join the zoom meeting:

Some people you'll meet:

Elizabeth WhiteElizabeth White
I am an author and advocate for older people, especially those who face uncertain work and financial jeopardy. My book, Fifty-five, Underemployed, and Faking Normal (published by Simon & Schuster), is for and about the millions of older Americans who, despite career choice and decent incomes, are facing the prospect of downward mobility in old age. My TEDx talk has drawn more than 1.7 million views; I am a three-time guest on PBS NewsHour. My essays have appeared in Forbes, The Huffington Post, Next Avenue and The Washington Post. 

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Past Events and Happenings

On Golden Pond poster

In collaboration with Growing Community Media (Wednesday Journal)

Films have been shown quarterly at the Lake Theater, downtown Oak Park, but are currentlyshared online.

The showings include discussion with the films' creators and others.

Fast-Forward movie poster The R-Word movie poster   Duty Free movie poster

The director, Michael Eric Hurtig, joined us for post-screening discussion.
October 2021

  The R-Word
The director of The R-Word, Amanda Lukoff, joined us for post-screening discussion.
May 2021


Duty Free
Rebecca Danigelis joined us for post-screening discussion along with her son Sian-Pierre, the director.
February 2021

Olympia movie poster
  Hre Awhile movieposter   Gen Silent poster
Joined by the director, Harry Mavromichalis.
December 2020
  Here Awhile
Joined by the director/co-writer Tim True and co-writer Csaba Mera
October 2020
  Gen Silent
Joined by producer Joe Applebaum

August 2020
Alive Inside poster   Lives Well Lived poster On Goldn Pond poster
Alive Inside
Joined by director Michael
June 2020
  Lives Well Lived
Joined by director Sky Bergman
January 2020
  On Golden Pond
October 2019

IONS logoPresentations by CourAGEus with the
Institute Of Noetic Sciences (IONS)

Conscious Aging from the Heart: Perceiving Possibility
October and April 2021, March 2022

Shifting Ageism: How Consciousness Affects Our Experience of Aging
October 2020

Collaboration between CourAGEus and the Institute Of Noetic Sciences (IONS)
Autumn 2019

In 2019 Courageus presented a free webinar and facilitated a six week online workshop. Marc Blesoff has contributed to the IONS blog, starting with "Aging Is Inherently Noetic."

Conscious Aging Workshop
June and July 2018
, March 2022

Courageus facilitated the eight week IONS Conscious Aging Workshop at the Oak Park and River Forest Townships Senior Services Center.


Changing Aging

October 2018

Hosted at Pilgrim Congregational Church:

Dr. Bill Thomas and the ChangingAging Tour announcement.

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