One of the hot topics of community life is eldercare and we will explore this during the 2012 Gathering. Here we introduce you to members of the Findhorn Foundation who have been invited to join the participants and engage in the discussion.
Stan Stanfield, a long-time member of the Foundation, has been involved in a wide range of its educational activities, including focalising the Education department. He is a friend of Ralph White, co-founder of the Holistic Centres Gathering, from their time in Cluny Maintenance in the 1970’s. Stan has recently written his memoirs about his life on the spiritual path and at the Foundation, which will be published by Findhorn Press in 2012. An active member of the Cluny family and beyond the age of retirement, Stan will share his thoughts on the role of elders within the community.
Ineke Vollebregt, is a member of the Guest Department, which runs our core programme Experience Week. Because of her age and having lived here for so long, she is just beginning to explore the theme of ‘elders’ in herself and within this community.
Cornelia Featherstone and Fay Blackburn, members of the wider community, will be representing the Community Care Circle. Cornelia was involved in setting up the system of eldercare, helping both the carer and the one being cared for to have a mutually beneficial relationship, and Fay is currently one of the carers.
If you have any questions or there are particular aspects of this topic you would like to explore, please email the co-ordinator of the Gathering firstname.lastname@example.org