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Class start date has been postponed to April 24th due to illness

This is a personal enrichment peer support group for women in the central Oregon community who are age 60 and over and have entered this transformational stage of life. The main objective is to help members support each other and to explore together the challenges and opportunities during this season of life. There will be group discussion, psychoeducation, handouts, and exercises to promote self-agency and well-being. Topics include:

  • Embracing or resisting growing older
  • Accepting and adjusting to an aging body
  • Maximizing individual potential and continuing development
  • Spirituality and making meaning
  • Creating connections
  • Dealing with losses


WHEN: Six meetings on Wednesdays, 9:30-11:00am, starting April 17, 2024. Meets four consecutive weeks, April 17, April 24, May 1, May 8; one-week break, then two final meetings on May 22 and May 29, 2024.

LOCATION: The Center for Well-being, at First Presbyterian Church
230 NE 9th Street, Bend, OR  97701

Facilitator is Diane Louise, MA-MFT, LMFT Associate, 541-668-6108

This is not a therapy group, nor a substitute for psychotherapy, psychiatric or medical treatment. Group size will be a maximum of 12 women. Participants are encouraged to attend all six sessions. Attendance at the first meeting is required, in order to promote group cohesion. This is a closed group (no drop-ins) and pre-registration is required. Cost is $25 per 90-minute session, payable when signing in at each meeting ($150 total for six weeks). Fee is $125 if full payment is made at first session. Cash or check only. Make checks payable to First Presbyterian Church. Please bring a notebook and pen.

Scheduled Dates

Wed, Apr 17, 2024 at 9:30am
Wed, Apr 24, 2024 at 9:30am
Wed, May 1, 2024 at 9:30am
Wed, May 8, 2024 at 9:30am
Wed, May 22, 2024 at 9:30am