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Exploring New Forms of Living in Old Age – A Cultural Task for our Community

From the Camphill Village Kimberton Hills email list:
Exploring New Forms of Living in Old Age – A Cultural Task for our Community
A Public Lecture by Armgard Brunotte and Petra Wandelt from Southern Germany
Friday, July 10th at 8 pm
Rose Hall, Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, 1601 Pughtown Road, Kimberton, PA
Contributions are welcome at the door.

Friday night’s presentation in Kimberton by Armgard and Petra will start with a proverb pointing to the very essence of this conference and workshop — the notion that aging does not have to be burdensome or dreadful, as viewed by many, but can be pleasant, satisfactory, and rewarding. We can enjoy our lives and feel connected, useful, needed, and happy during the later stages of life. This is a cultural task for our community.

Petra will give an overview of today’s elder situation in Germany with respect to the holistic approach of community living. Armgard will further explain this through story-telling and examples from her daily experience as a nurse in palliative care, and she will lead us to a deeper understanding of our humanity in old age.

What are their experiences from the model community Haus Rengold, which Petra and Armgard developed in Germany? How did it all come together? Why is community living, giving and receiving, the very essence of humanity — why is this of such importance when we grow older?

Petra will provide insights into the spatial structure, as well as practical aspects, financial and social, of Haus Rengold community.

This will set the tone for our work together on Saturday, July 11, 8:30 am to 5 pm, where we will introduce concepts and models for our cultural task and explore solutions. For information on cost and registration for the workshop, please contact Margo Ketchum: mketchum@verizon.net or 610-608-9281.

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