Over the years we’ve led and presented in many conferences and workshops about the aging in community movement ranging from housing options, aging resources, aging lifestyle alternatives and positive aging. We invite you to join us or invite us at future events. We also make announcements on our Facebook page.

Recent Events or Workshops:

January 29, 2020 in Sarasota, Florida – Connection, Information, Action: Exploring Shared Housing

Senior Friendship Centers and the Living in Community Network held an information session entitled “Connection! – Information! – Action!” at SFC’s Sarasota Center. This overview presented the important components of shared living for those exploring the possibility of living in a household with others. The session was led by Marianne Kilkenny, a Trailblazer of Community who will also answer to “The Grand Nudge.”

Information was also shared about the Senior Friendship Centers’ Home Share Program, which connects working singles ages 23 years + with adult homeowners over the age of 60 who own their own home, and have a private bath and bedroom to share in exchange for rent. House seekers must have regular verifiable employment. Senior Friendship Centers oversees a thorough application process, facilitates the creation of a home share match and offers follow up and support once a match begins.

October 18 – 20, 2019 in Arden, North Carolina – Living Well Retreat 

What’s your community like? Attendees learned how relationships with friends, family and community create a healthier, happier you — not to mention helping you live longer. Engaging Christian worship & lively entertainment was provided at the Living Well annual retreat and  Marianne was a featured speaker.

About the Retreat:

Living Well is an annual retreat for the 50Forward community. The name encompasses both the goal and the process for our time together. Our goal is LIVING WELL – embracing the abundant life that Jesus offers (John 10:10).

We do that by gathering around the LIVING WELL that is Christian community at its best. Wells are gathering places where we find refreshment and strength for the journey. Each fall, the 50Forward community gathers around the “Living Well” that God offers us – exploring one aspect of Christ Centered community.


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