SEMINAR Aging Matters: Finding Meaning & Purpose in Senior Years (Part I)

September 27, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lecture Hall, Carey Centre
5920 Iona Drive
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T
$90/Saturday or $250/all 3 Saturdays (includes catered lunch)
Esther Kitchener
604.225.5917 (direct)
Date: September 27, 2014 (Oct. 25 & Nov. 15)
Part I: Aging and Vocation: Finding Your Calling for the Rest of Your Life
Location: Carey Centre, 5920 Iona Drive UBC
Time: 9:00-5:00
Cost: $90/Saturday or $250 for all 3 Saturdays (available for credit here)
Instructors: Dr. Paul Stevens & Dr. Paul Pearce


Part 1: Aging and Vocation: Finding Your Calling for the Rest of Your Life

  • The Bible and Aging (Stevens)
  • The Gray Tsunami or a Wave of Opportunity? (Pearce)
  • Myths about Retirement (Pearce)
  • Small Group Case Study
  • Reframing Retirement: Why we should work until we die (Stevens)
  • Interview
  • Vocational Discernment for the Second Half or Third Third of Life (Guest: Gray Poehnell, Vocational Consultant)
  • Summary: Vocational Joy

Part II (Oct. 25) | Part III (Nov. 15)

Aging Matters Seminars

Every ten seconds someone in North America becomes a senior. This demographic reality has inspired both fear and hope. In these 3 seminars we will explore the challenges and opportunities of becoming a senior, including critical issues such as diminished energy, the search for significance, continuing to work after work, calling and service in the world and church. This series is designed to help those needing to address the issues of aging—whether seniors themselves or people working with seniors (e.g., pastors, counsellors, social workers)—from a Christian perspective. The issues of vocation, meaning and security, and spirituality will be explored through lectures, case studies, interviews and guests.

This series of three seminars may also be taken for academic credit (Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 15, Dec 6). REGISTER FOR CREDIT or contact Associate Registrar Faith Knoll at fknoll@carey-edu.ca | 604.225.5901