Age is Powerful!
Powerful is not a word associated with aging in mainstream culture because our society is still clouded by deep-rooted prejudices about aging and old people. To some, aging seems a dreadful disease, something to be avoided at all costs.
At Sage’s Play, we recognize that the older years are a rich time of life and an important stage of human development, full of opportunities for personal and spiritual growth, social contribution and fresh learning. We celebrate the value of age with programs that promote creativity, inspiration, rejuvenation and inquiry. We agree with Oliver Wendell Holmes who once noted, “Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.”
We believe that it’s time for a more accurate view of aging, one that takes into account increased longevity and health, exciting current research, and the actual lived experience of millions of older adults.
Sage's Play offers workshops, conversation circles and other events with a pro-aging perspective. One of our main projects is A New Wrinkle, a witty, paradigm-shifting musical revue on aging designed to educate, entertain and catalyze social change in attitudes toward aging and older adults.
Sage’s Play director Gaea Yudron is a featured elder at the National Center for Creative Aging’s blog. Read the story here!
"A performance by Gaea Yudron is unforgettable. She brings to life the idea of positive aging in ways that make you laugh and cry and see more deeply into what concerns us all."
-- Harry R. Moody, Ph.D., Vice President and Director of Academic Affairs, AARP