Comfort Homesake’s Elderhood Project is part of a journey - our shared journey. With the help of our Elder guide, Iya Tahirah, and our dynamic hosts and guests, we hope to motivate and inspire others to consider what it means to be a true Elder.
Iya Tahira describes Elderhood as having lived life in a way, and with such intention, that you act as a guide post or navigation point for those who come behind. It means not passing on pain and suffering, but recalibrating how you interpret life experiences in such a way that others can transmute and heal from their pain. We don't have to perpetuate hardship in our lives.
From the moment we are born we are aging. Comfort Homesake’s mission is to increase national awareness about aging. Not just physical aging, but also spiritual evolution from birth to death. Health care is a lifelong challenge and how we keep ourselves mentally, physically and spiritually matters. Every person matters and our Elderhood project is developed to remind communities how to remain conscious of Elders at any age.
Should we, as a community, collectively nurture the children we call “old souls"? Could Elder Councils be a way to provide community based health care, discuss issues, and/or problem solve within our local areas?
These thoughts and many others will be explored during The Tea On Elderhood podcast, and we invite you to listen in.
Want something provokative and engaging to listen to? Need a great conversation starter? Or, are you interested in getting a better sense of how communities benefit from a new, reimagined, understanding of Elderhood?
We hope to quench your thirst for meaningful, thoughtful, and sometimes fun dialog.
Meet Iya Tahirah and help us gauge community interest in a council of elders, and to identify influencers to help us imagine a place in society supported by the knowledge and wisdom of elders. Imagine communities where growth and development are guided by the connection and wisdom of our elders.
Imagine a world where we don’t discard knowledge and lives lived but instead embrace what has come before as a path towards better lives to come. Imagine the power to retain your place in society and benefit from the knowledge and wisdom of others.
Artists are scribes of their times and have fought for years to have conversations with America that America was not willing to hear.
Those conversations, those thoughts, and experiences are part of a chain of history that gets imparted to us by our elders. A knowledge of who we are where we come from, what our values have been, and what makes us great is embodied in the minds, hearts, and spirits of those we cherish who paved the way for us.
Before there was written history there was oral history. The reason the elders of our communities go back to the past is important because they provided for us. They were the scribes of their time. They were the ones who gave us the benefit of experience, They taught us what to do, what to value, what to be afraid of. Storytelling is one of the most poignant ways to connect the past to the future. It's in our DNA.
Thursday, May 26 4:00pm-5:30pm PDT
This is a digital event. You should receive information on your ticket or from the host about how to join online.