October 6-9, 2016 – New Tribe Training


October 6 -9, 2016: New Tribe Training

Location:  Center for Art & Spirit (1 School Road, Asheville, NC 28806)

In May 2016 we attended the New Tribe Training in Oregon. As an advocate for aging in community, I saw this as an important way of creating community without the confines of location or having to share homes and land.  We are co-sponsoring this New Tribe Training in Asheville and hope to see you there!

A workshop for people deeply longing for a close knit, non-residential, loving community as a safety net for challenging times. Led by Bill Kauth, co-founder of “The ManKind Project, Warrior Monk & Our Tribe” and Zoe Alowan, co-author of We Need Each Other and also co-founder of Our Tribe.

Fee: $175 with registration for hard costs of venue & all meals. After the workshop Bill & Zoe will formally request a gift based on value you have received over the 3 day workshop ($300 – $2100).

Space is limited to 24 people

Registration: via email to bkindman@mind.net or contact Bill or Zoe at 541-482-2335 / 530-263-4778. To learn more about Tribe, visit www.TimeforTribe.com.

September 23, 2016 – Aging in Community: Exploring Options with OLLI

Our series with OLLI (Osher Life Long Learning Institute)

September 23, 2016: Aging in Community: Exploring Options

Dates: September 23 – November 11, 2016 (8 Week Series, Fridays 9am – 11am)
Location: OLLI (Olli Life Long Learning Institute) at UNC-Asheville
Click Here to Download Course Outline | Register at: OllieAsheville

Marianne Kilkenny will be Session 1 Speaker, September 23 – Starting Where You Are
Assess your personal needs, goals and resources as you age and explore an overview of options.

My class will help kick-start your thoughts to create a plan for your future. How do you envision community as you age? Where are the people you already count on located? What kind of action plan can you create starting in the next three months? Six Months? We will also look at your home now and how it might change as the years go by.

A New Community Tribe: The First NotMom Summit

Months ago I was asked to participate in an event that would be the first of its kind. You never know what to expect in these situations but my participation made sense. This was the first ever conference for women without children. The idea was to bring together women who made the choice to not have children as well as those who did want kids but over time and circumstance find themselves without them.

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The first-ever NotMom Summit took place in Cleveland, Ohio on October 9th and 10th.

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Positive Aging Conference in Sarasota Florida

Positive Aging PAC14-04I was honored to be asked to speak at the Positive Aging Conference for the third time in its 7 year run so far. I love the very concept behind the event: the new wrinkle, if you will, that aging is a positive thing.

345 people were in attendance at the 3 day event in February. It was an amazing turnout. There were quite a few equally amazing discussions and workshops offered. A few titles that show the breadth of the presentations:

  • Lifelong Learning on Positive Aging
  • How to Use Technology for a Positive Aging Experience
  • Purpose and Fulfillment in Mid and Later Life
  • Gray is Green: Positive Presence of Earth Elders
  • Give it Forward: An Innovative Approach to Legacy
  • Sex, Sleep and Sanity: Three Wellness Essentials

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Seventh Annual Conference on Positive Aging

Positive aging 2014February 9th – 12th, 2014   ~   Sarasota, Florida

Over 400 conference-goers from around the world made their way to Sarasota, Florida for the Seventh Annual International Conference on Positive Aging.

The Conference was a highly interactive gathering of professionals from established and emerging businesses, academic research, government policy makers, and social service providers who participated in two and half days of dialogue and networking with their local, national, and international peers.  There were many options for participation for both professionals and local interested residents, including attendance at the keynote dinner with Ina Jaffe, National Public Radio National Correspondent covering all aspects of aging for NPR.”  ~  Institute of the Ages

Women Starting Over After 50 – 10/2013

IN Chapel Hill  Wed, Oct 16, 2013

Women Starting Over After 50 to Present Workshop – Tools For Women: Achieving a Prosperous Life After 50

Women Starting Over After 50 is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women during the second half of life. WSO50 has assembled a panel of experts to provide vital information, answer your questions, and empower you to “Achieve A Prosperous Life After 50.” Panelists include:
Lisa M. Gabriel, CFP, ChFC is Sr. Vice-President of Axius Financial. Lisa helps you navigate financially through life and prepare for and take control during life’s inevitable transitions.
Christina G. Hinkle, Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning & Probate Law, Tillman, Hinkle & Whichard, PLLC. Christina’s practice focuses on wills and trusts, estate and gift tax planning.
Marianne Kilkenny, founder of Women Living in Community, is an expert on the financial, safety and social benefits of the shared home model. Marianne has been interviewed by NBC Nightly News, the CBS Early Show, ABC News and AARP. 
Madelyn Ashley, RN, MSN, is the owner of Senior Transitions of North Carolina. Since 1990, Madelyn has been assisting Seniors to live as independently as possible in a safe environment.
Patty Bergy is the Area Representative for Always Best Care. Patty facilitates a broad spectrum of care giving ranging from in-home companion care to end-of-life services.
Lesley Gray is the owner of Another Daughter. Lesley provides caregivers and adult children the help they need to find, coordinate and monitor non-medical services for the Seniors they love.
Dee Whitaker is the Publisher of Natural Awakenings magazine, and is a Certified Life Coach and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Practitioner. Dee is passionate in her mission to help others heal–in body, mind and spirit.
Seating is limited, so call a friend now and plan to attend Wednesday, October 16 from6:30 to 9:00pm. Event to be held at: A Southern Season, 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, located in University Mall. $25 to the public and $15 for WSO50 members. Register online at http://www.wso50.com using PayPal or mail your check to WSO50, Attn: Donna Nelson, 66 Hardin Circle, Ste 12B, Chapel Hill NC 2516.
For information, call 919-918-3916 or email giraffe3productions@yahoo.com.

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The Shared Housing Option

The Shared Housing Option with Marianne Kilkenny and Linda Williams

The ’80s TV sitcom The Golden Girls offered viewers witty dialogue and laugh tracks, but it popularized a concept of housing — shared housing or the collaborative home — whose time may have just arrived. Kilkenny  and Williams  are colleagues, friends, and housemates in Asheville who share a missionary passion for promoting community and alternative housing choices through their speaking engagements and workshops. Their combined experiences, stories, and exercises will foster questions, insights, and aha’s.

Kilkenny founded Women for Living in Community and has been interviewed about the financial, safety, and social benefits of the shared home model on NBC Nightly News, CBS Early Show, ABC News, and NPR. Williams is Communications Director of the Living in Community Network in Sarasota, FL.

This public programs will be held at the Central Orange Senior Center in Hillsborough, NCthe programs begin at 6:30 PM.

All presentations will include facilitated discussions that will spark new ideas and allow those with similar interests to connect.

The Central Orange Center is located at 103 Meadowlands DriveHillsborough, NC (919) 245-2015.

INFORMATION ON THE ABOVE EVENT: http://www.secondjourney.org/FallSeries.htm

Exploring Community and Interdependence – 9/2013


What Will You Call Home at the End of Life? 9/2012

Dene Peterson copyCreating New Models of Home & Community in Later Life

Saturday, Sept 29, 2012
9:00am to 2:00 PM
Reuter Center, UNC Asheville

Featuring keynote speaker Dene Peterson (pictured right), founder and developer of ElderSpirit. Includes panel discussions with local experts, and small group sessions focused on intentional visioning and exploration. Marianne Kilkenny will be one of the local experts presenting on the panel.

Creating Community Everywhere Conference – 3/2011

Creating Community Everywhere Conference, Sarasota, Florida (3/2011)

Conference sponsored by the Living in Community Network as a follow on to last years conference. Marianne spoke about models and the people who are drawn to them. See short video of presentation.

Women For Living in Community