Exploring Elderhood

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

You are invited to the November Exploring Elderhood meeting when Kay Weiser will introduce Feng Shui to you. As Gerry Whelan asks: “What the heck is Feng Shui?” If you come, you will find out!

Feng Shui’s beginnings can be traced back 6,000 years ago to Egypt, India, and China. In China it was widely developed. As a matter of fact, Beijing was built with strict accordance to the Feng Shui philosophy. With Nixon’s trip to China in 1972, it became marketable in the US where it’s been somewhat reinvented. We Americans are so good at that…reinventing things. Feng Shui uses the principles of chi (energy/life force), direction points, Taoism, Buddhism, and other ways of thinking. Quite simply, it can be defined as the “ancient art of placement” of your home, both outside and inside. By using the Feng Shui principles, you can attract harmony and health and fend off misfortune. Now, who wouldn’t want to do that?


So come to learn the principles and some of “the cures.” You will even participate in working on an area in your home with the goal of bringing more harmony and good health into your life. Now, who wouldn’t want to do that?

This program meets on the second Friday of each month at 2pm in the USG Assembly Room. Its purpose is to celebrate the path, with emphasis on the spiritual path, of all who are aging (that’s all of us!) but especially those who consider themselves Elders (or wannabe Elders) and is open USG members, guest and visitors with no minimum age requirement.

Each month a team of Exploring Elderhood members prepare and present a program on a relevant topic and after initial presentation there is generally a time for small group discussions and then a reconvening to share experiences. Each session is also followed by a potluck TGIF with wine and cheese, tea and crumpets and such. At all times our goal is to accentuate the positive and have fun together as we share our journeys into the second act of life! And we do!

For more information contact Gerry Whelan at gwhelanmd@gmail.com or visit and join our Facebook page, just search Exploring Elderhood @ USG.

USG Edna Jones Assembly Room