Elder Ashram

The Elder Ashram model of care was inspired by the diverse backgrounds of its founders — combining respective expertise in psychology, philosophy ,and theology,  into a passion for changing the vision of elder care.

Our community serve as exemplary training environments for students, interns, volunteers, international visitors, and others. For instance, our gero-wellness program is a model of process-oriented, existential training for many universities here and abroad. Through this program, interns join with residents to create a truly intergenerational exchange.

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The Elders

AgeSong Institute’s philosophy of giving back to the community and continued growth throughout the senior years has drawn inspiration from many sources. One of the more notable is the global human rights activist group known as The Elders.

The Elders are an independent group of eminent global leaders who offer their collective influence and experience to support the achievement of peace, help address major causes of human suffering, and promote the shared interests of humanity.

Founded by former South African President Nelson Mandela, its members include Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations, human rights activist, Ela Bhatt, Desmond Tutu, and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, among others.

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