WELLBEING COURSE FOR SENIORS
Living longer is a cause for celebration yet older people often doubt their skills and need reassurance. This course is designed to support seniors to flourish in retirement/old age, to make the most of and appreciate their lives, to keep in touch with their talents and interests and live fulfilling lives. Wellbeing Course for Seniors – 6 week course for an outline of the course.
If you are interested in this course as an individual or organisation please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
How I developed this course
My wellbeing course was inspired through my involvement last year in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets’ initiative ‘Full of Life’ on the occasion of the International Day of the older person (1 October 2015).
Artist and teacher, Tareshvari Robinson (a Tower Hamlets resident), invited me to be part of her innovative ‘Art of Aging’ project which included various activities for seniors at the Ideas Store, Whitechapel. I contributed two Mindfulness workshops and a 6-week Life Coaching for Seniors course.
The 6-week Life Coaching for Seniors course was held on Wednesday mornings from 7 Oct till 11 Nov 2015 . Here’s some feedback from just a few of the participants (age ranged from 59 to 75)
Karen has a quiet way of allowing the group to explore each other as well as themselves, which created a remarkable feeling of affection and understanding within a group of very different people. – Kirsty
Karen is amazing. She is knowledgeable and inspiring. A great listener and well able to draw from every member in what was a diverse group. She lives what she teaches. – Catherine
I have learned to go deeper in my experience; to be able to make better choices for myself and I feel more able to be aware of what happens in the moment. – Libia
The course has enabled me to become more aware of my behaviour. I am now more conscious about how I approach others and situations now. – Juliana
The course was very interesting and informative. Now I can pass on what I’ve learned to my friends and granddaughter. The world out there looks more beautiful. My warm appreciation. – Sue
In the Press
EastLondonLines wrote an article about the Art of Aging project and interviewed Tareshvari Robinson and I mid October 2015: