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“Spirituality and Aging” workshop on February 9

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Still time to register for the February 9, 6:30-8:30 PM ET event for PYM presented by the ARCH program of NYYM: "Spirituality and Aging" Information and registration:

What is the Third Age for? What spiritual gifts do you want to nurture in this Third Age?

The average lifespan is 85+ years; that gives us a wealth of opportunity to bring a new vision of how the Inner life, the Creative Life and the Community Life can be discovered and shared. What is your unfinished business or new adventure dreams?


  • Spiritual Gifts and Opportunities of Aging
  • Even in losses there can be gifts
  • A workshop like this is flipping the dominant script – cultural message that the time of gifts and opportunities is over. Radical Reframing.
  • Looking at ageism and how internalized ageism impacts our spiritual health. Learning to see what we’re trained not to see in ourselves.


  • Kevin Lovelady, interim director of NYYM’s ARCH program, has been with ARCH since January 2020 as a regional coordinator and workshop facilitator. Kevin lives in Troy, NY, with his partner Guy and their dog Nova, and is a member of Albany Monthly Meeting. He works as a chaplain at Albany Medical Center and is completing his Master of Divinity from Earlham School of Religion.
  • Rebecca Schillenback is a member of Poplar Ridge Monthly Meeting. She is recorded in the ministry by New York Yearly Meeting. She makes her living doing part-time spiritual care jobs, including as a hospice chaplain, a wedding and funeral celebrant, and a regional coordinator for NYYM’s ARCH program. She lives and gardens in the Finger Lakes region of New York State with her spouse and two rapidly growing children and likes to play around with working titles for three as yet unwritten books.

For more information about the program, please contact: Sheila Sorkin, Aging Support Coordinator, (215) 241-7068,