The Community for Conscious Aging
In addition to our regular events, below are some other ways to stay connected and get involved.
We’re growing, and creating ourselves as we grow. We invite you to be part of our growth. Whatever your expertise — from accountant to skilled nursing to teaching to raising a family — we can use your wisdom. Volunteer and help us create game plans for this second half of life.
2. Join CCA on Facebook
CCA members can share information, get to know each other, and provide mutual support by joining our online Facebook (FB) group created just for us. It’s called Community for Conscious Aging Houston. This is a closed group and completely separate from anyone’s personal FB page. You will be able to post information, ask questions, and dialogue about age-related issues and stresses. This is not a replacement for our website but an additional way to communicate. You must have a Facebook account to join the CCA closed group.
If you don’t have a Facebook page, you can get started HERE
3. Stress, Resilience, & Recovery
Websites We Recommend
The Jung Center offers classes and talks online and in person. Topics range from meditation to navigating difficult times to deeply exploring life's meaningful topics.
Houston’s Brene Brown is leading conversations to unlock our humanity with love and courage in this time of stress and change.
At Being Mindful.com, CCA member Stan Merrill offers a ten-minute guided meditation to help relax and calm. Stressful situations trigger the body’s fight or flight response releasing adrenaline into the bloodstream. When we are able to breathe long, slow, and deep while focusing our attention on the present moment, our disposition will change.
The practice of gratefulness is said to help with more positive emotions, better sleep, and stronger immune systems. Learn more at Gratefulness.org
4. Catching up in the Age of Technology
Social media and video conferencing have become common tools for connection. Platforms like Facebook, FaceTime (Apple), Zoom, Skype, and WhatsApp are free and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and/or Google Play. YouTube instructional videos are available online to help you set up and use these tools for technology-based connection. Here are some other ways to get started:
We want your suggestions and feedback. Your input helps us shape CCA’s mission and outreach. What ideas do you have to support CCA’s goal of creating a supportive community—especially important in this day and time? Many of you have some type of expertise that you might share with our membership. If you have suggestions or would be interested in facilitating a small online class/discussion group, let us know.