Sages & Seekers

@sagesandseekers  Sages & Seekers is an 8 week program that pairs young adults with elders to develop empathy and diminish ageism. #endageism #jointheconversation

1 year ago

Author Sherry Turkle is a singular voice in the discourse about technology. At Sages and Seekers we support her books, her message and her voice. Has digital technology led to an atrophying of human capacities like empathy and self-­reflection? #sagesandseekers #inspiration #inspiring #stayinspired #liveyourtruth #authenticity #authenticonnection #connection #meaningfulconnection #empathy #restoringempathy #humanity #wisdomthroughconversation #putyourphonedownandtalk #jointheconversation

1 year ago

In 2009, Sages & Seekers founder Elly Katz was driving, listening to NPR & heard the host refer to the state of the world as an apocalypse...she thought how can she leave her son in the world in this state. The host's call to action involved identifying your passion and doing something in that arena for the good of the planet and the people on it. This resonated deeply with Elly who had always felt older adults were underappreciated, underutilized, and unnoticed by society. By the time she pulled into the driveway she had created the plan for program in her mind. Elly rose to the call to action by starting an intergenerational program in high schools and universities with the goal of diminishing agism. The eight week experiential learning program that is Sages & Seekers, pairs young adults (the Seekers) with elders (the Sages) to build a relationship and learn from each other in a unique way. Sages & Seekers not only helps to diminish agism but also increases empathy among the young adults who are undeniably suffering from the unintended consequences of technology overload in this country. Through the art of one-to-one, face-to-face conversation, both of these marginalized age groups find meaning in their lives. #endageism #bridgethegap #findyourpassion #followyourpassion #theartofconversation #theartofconversationisnotdead #sagesandseekers #ellykatz #npr #inspiration #empathy #stayempathetic #stayinspired #respectingelders #respect #putyourphonedownandtalktopeople #jointheconversation #togetherwecan #honoringelders #empoweringyouth #femaleentrepeneurs #womenentrepeneurs

1 year ago

We love to see #sheroes such as Ernestine Shepherd living her life with authenticity and valor, proving that self reinvention can happen at any age. Starting slowly and building her body step by little step, Ernestine over time completely transformed not only her body, but her life, too. She has never been happier. She trains mostly senior women five days a week and “live(s) to inspire senior women to reach their physical potential.” What does it mean to you to live your life with authenticity? #sagesandseekers #inspiration #inspiring #stayinspired #liveyourtruth #authenticity #authenticonnection #connection #theartofconversation #theartofconversationisnotdead #talk #talktoyourelders #talktoeachother #ask #askyourelders #askeachother #empower #empowerment #empoweringyouth #empoweringelders #learnfromeachother #communitybuilding #ageism #defyageism #endageism #bridgethegap #bridgingthegap #bridginggenerations #bridgingtheyears