Aging for the Common Good

Leveraging the experience of older adults for a sustainable future.

When a new world emerges from the pandemic, what role will older adults have played 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, the groups explore experiences of loss, discovery and transformation and consider the role of elders in navigating change. Sympara partner publishes participants' essays and poetry.


The next writing group, which is offered through the lifelong learning program Well Connected, begins March 23, 2021. Register here.


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