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Aging for the Common Good

Leveraging the experience of older adults for a sustainable future.

A new world may yet emerge from this challenging time in human history. What role will older adults play in the transformation?


That question drives Sympara's project Aging for the Common Good. At the heart of the project are online writing groups for older adults, who share reflections essential to the well-being of individuals and society. Through a six-week facilitated process, each group explores experiences of loss, discovery and renewal and considers the role of elders in navigating change. Sympara partner publishes select essays and poetry.


The next writing group, which begins March 23, 2022, will be an intergenerational experiment: younger and older writers will reflect together on aging as a resource for the common good. The group is limited to 12 participants. For more information or to sign up, send an email to


In addition to writing groups, future activities of Aging for the Common Good will include research into the unique leadership task of elders, mapping the assets of older adults through participant-driven research with congregations, senior living communities and civic groups, and intergenerational experiments for social impact.


If your community or organization wants to join Aging for the Common Good, contact Sympara cofounder and CEO Daniel Pryfogle at

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