“What was successful about ELDERS STANDING FOR DEMOCRACY SPRING”
We actualized “Elder-Activists” – with older folks coming together as both ELDERS and as ACTIVISTS!
We raised up the values that we hold:
- Caring for future generations
- Standing in the public square
- Protecting "our investment" -- the future of the children that we raised
- Given voice to our wisdom and years of life experience
- Being seen as elders – rather than just someone growing older
- Creating a legacy that we can be proud of.
We are continuing to meet – discerning what our next steps might be; and how we can best work together. Why? Because as Sally said, "I want to reiterate how important it is to be included... and, there is so much to learn from the wisdom of the other elders."
Our next meeting – of ELDERS STANDING FOR DEMOCRACY SPRING (ESDS) – will be Thursday, May 12th, 12 noon, E.T. Call in number: 641.715.3298, 220031#. Anybody is welcome to join us.