Introducing Nurturing Circles
Noted author Margaret J. Wheatley wrote in her book, Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future, “If we can sit together and talk about what’s important to us, we begin to come alive.” Waterfront Village creates opportunities for members to develop and maintain community as we age, so that we continue to feel alive and vibrant, especially in relationship with others.
To this end, we are creating a new opportunity called Nurturing Circles. A Nurturing Circle is a mutually respectful and confidential fellowship gathering where every participant feels free to share or express their personal feelings, perceptions and life stories without debate or judgment. Circle participants find a safe haven to enrich, grow and learn from one another through sharing stories related to various life topics, such as, aging, change and transition, and feelings of isolation and loneliness.
Nurturing Circles reflect the successful experience of Waterfront Village member, Pojen Lee, who is helping the Village initiate this activity.
The initial design is for one or more facilitated circles of not more than eight members each to meet for up to 90 minutes biweekly for a committed 12-week period.
If you’re interested in exploring this opportunity, please join us Monday, May 6, in River Park Members’ Lounge, 1311 Delaware Avenue SW, from 2:00 – 3:30 pm. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Kathy Trickey, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-360-9483.