"The afternoon of life is just as full of meaning as the morning; only, its meaning and purpose are different."
The Personal and the Collective Unconscious, CW7
In the afternoon of our lives, our intention is to grow and sustain a learning community of vitality, purpose, wisdom, and grace.
Carl Jung's essay on aging is one of our guides.
The southern live oak becomes more beautiful as it ages,
more majestic and sheltering. These oaks are sometimes called angel oaks.
Who We Are
The Community for Conscious Aging (CCA) is committed to approaching life with meaning and purpose as we age. Together, we discover how to shape our personal experience in a deeper way and share that discovery with others. We are guided by four pillars:
Connection: cultivate opportunities to gather together
Learning: grow in wisdom and in the capacity to reflect on our rich inner lives with clarity and integrity
Service: respond to the needs of others
Activism: confront the culture of ageism
David Spaw, Chair
The Community for Conscious Aging was formed in 2018. Our genesis came from conversations between friends about the process of aging, how to find or keep a community, and how to deal with the challenges of aging. We are a volunteer organization affiliated with The Jung Center.
We’ve presented many excellent programs: Carl Jung’s Stages of Life; Resilience and How to Develop it; Finding Purpose as We Age; A Look at Racial Conditioning. We’ve mentored coffee groups and book studies and movie nights. Our small group meetings often form communities-—part of our mission. During Covid, we set up support groups about health and well-being and offered speakers via Zoom, which will remain a permanent platform for some of our offerings.
We’d love to have you join us!