Life Transitions: Aging

We face challenges at every stage of the life cycle. Taking first steps. Learning to speak and to speak out. Shaping a personality. Finding an identity. Loving and working. Guiding the young. Letting go.

As we age, letting go becomes the hardest challenge. Letting go of strength and agility, independence and initiative. Letting go of loved ones and being part of--a couple, a family, an extended family, a community. Letting go of health and productivity and, ultimately, of life.

Often, the longer we live, the more isolated we become. Staying connected takes on new meaning. The challenge comes in a our willingness to keep "becoming." A willingness to renegotiate life's challenges. A willingness to reach out for support. A willingness to keep the "indomitable core" of who we are.

Everything can be taken from a man but the last of the human freedoms--to choose one's attitude to any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. There is a meaning in life.... It is available to everyone and, even more, life retains its meaning under any conditions. It remains meaningful literally up to the last moment, up to one's last breath.Viktor Frankl

What good can counseling do at my age? 

You won't really know until you try. You don't have to have a serious problem. We provide counseling and other services to help with some of the following:

  • Existential questions and spirituality
  • Communicating with family
  • Healing old wounds
  • Leaving a legacy
  • Redefining the self in old age
  • Health care advocacy
  • Alternatives for pain management

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Please note that we are unable to accept Medicare payments at this time.
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