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Aging

Imagine

Spirit

Imagine

imagine your / body out- / living your / mind.

Everett Hoagland | 11/1/2018 | Winter 2018

Onward and upward forever?

Life

Onward and upward forever?

The realities of an individual life—and of aging—reveal the limits of unlimited growth and expansion.

Doug Muder | 10/1/2018

What we want at the end

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What we want at the end

Talking about how we hope to die can help avoid needless suffering for our loved ones as well as for ourselves.

Kris Willcox | 10/15/2018 | Fall 2018

On the days I eat

Spirit

On the days I eat

Music is a spiritual discipline for me. And I only need to practice on the days I eat.

Colleen M. McDonald | 8/27/2018 | Summer 2018

The unwanted gift of a new chair

Life

The unwanted gift of a new chair

Be present to other people as they are, not as you want them to be.

Bruce T. Marshall | 7/23/2018 | Summer 2018

On becoming old-old

Spirit

On becoming old-old

Living to be 87 is a surprise, and I’m finding that old-old is different than just plain old.

Sally Salisbury Stoddard | 1/23/2017 | Winter 2016

After a dying dad

Spirit

After a dying dad

‘Old life recomposes into new life, and we are not separate from this grand, inclusive, regenerative scheme.’

Jaco ten Hove | 12/26/2016 | Winter 2016

My dear, you shall have them

Life

My dear, you shall have them

Shedding possessions as I age is a family—and faith—tradition.

Jane Ranney Rzepka | 5/2/2016 | Fall 2016

Choice at the end

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Choice at the end

In Oregon, terminally ill people have the right to seek a prescription to end their lives—thanks in large part to Unitarian Universalists.

Elaine McArdle | 4/25/2016 | Spring 2016

Cross my heart and hope to die

Ideas

Cross my heart and hope to die

When my end comes, I hope I will have the power to die well.

Doug Muder | 2/22/2016 | Spring 2016

Resources for older adults

Disco ball and candlelight

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Disco ball and candlelight

At First Parish in Bedford, worship is ‘holy theater’ and anything but stuffy.

Kimberly French | 12/3/2012 | Winter 2012

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