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Workshops, Groups, Retreats and Organisations

Please note that a listing here or anywhere on Joy of Ageing is not an endorsement unless I specifically make a recommendation.

The following links will take you to pages that explore various aspects of being older. If you would like to add your web site, workshop, group or retreat please see the Contact page.


Workshops are a great way to aquire new skills and meet new people.

Awaken Your Voice with Dorothy Rosser: "Finding your voice through voice development and song can be hugely life enriching. The session s are designed to be accessible to everybody with or with out singing experience."

A Free Introduction to Sage-ing Explore the Awakening the Sage within workshop from Sageing International. Please email info @ (close spaces) for more information..

Awakening the Sage Within a freely offered workshop from Sageing International Please email info @ (close spaces) for more information..

Life-Stage: Inner Well-Being Programme for the Over 40s. Monthly one day workshops in Brighton and Hove.

Saging International: "The Sage-ing view is of ageing as a spiritual practice that can elicit joy and contentment in human relations." Workshops and on-line courses.

Elder Spirit: "We offer workshops, Death Cafes, Wisdom Circles and specialised talks."

Concious Ageing: "A live, online workshop inspiring new perspectives on ageing."


Joining a group, whatever your interest, can lead to greater contentment and friendship.

Age UK: Join a social group.

Gaia House: Listing of meditation groups in the UK.

Sangha Live: On-line international live sitting group: meditation, teaching and discussion. Every Sunday.

DuckDuckGo Search: Mindfulness sitting groups in the UK.

Mindfulness Cornwall: Mindfulness sitting groups and retreats in Cornwall.

Plum Village UK: Find a meditation sitting group in the UK..


Most retreat centres are happy to offer spaces to all ages.

The Guardian: Ten of the best retreat centres in in the UK and Europe.

The Barn Retreat Centre, Sharpham: Five night retreats based on meditation, community and the land.

Sharpham House: Secular mindfulness based retreats and courses.

World Buddhist Directory: UK Buddhist based retreat centres

The Retreat Association: Directory of Christian retreat centres in the UK.

Yoga Matters: Fifteen Buddhist retreat centres across the UK.

Retreat Finder: Directory of retreat centers worldwide.

Aligned and Well: "The 10 Most Idyllic Meditation Retreats in the UK"

Plum Villake in the UK: Retreats in the Plum Village tradition.

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Campaigning and Support

The Centre for Ageing Better: "We create change in policy and practice informed by evidence"

Campaign to End Loneliness: "Many older people find constant loneliness hardest to overcome."

Independant Age: "We want the UK to become the best country in the world in which to grow older."

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy: "Older People’s Day on Tuesday 1 October will focus on helping people stay active"

Ageing Research

Age UK: "Centres for Ageing Research"

Age UK: "We seek to influence decision makers by conducting social and economic analysis"

British Society for Research on Ageing: "committed to funding, supporting and disseminating high quality research into the biology of ageing"

Sense: The aim of our research is to provide insight and knowledge that helps people, organisations and authorities to make changes that benefit people who are deafblind or have other complex disabilities.

St Michaels Mount, Cornwall

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