Being a senior or an elder no longer means being on the margins of society, but on the contrary, continuing to be an actor, under new modalities specific to each individual.
The gradual increase in life expectancy is leading an ever-increasing number of people to question their future in the new life stages of the elderly and then the "oldest old" aged 80 and over.
Accompanying people through these new phases of life is a challenge.
It is about giving meaning to the years to come, inventing a new rhythm of life, finding a new relational balance in the family and in society, choosing one's commitments, and also taking care of oneself.
Fondacio offers sessions and sharing groups, respecting the convictions and experiences of each person, with specific proposals to accompany the moment of transition to retirement and the beginning of great age.
Retirement has become for me a hope, a freedom to grasp and no longer just the end of something. The proposed route helped me make choices. I took into account all my questions, including the balance between giving of myself and finally taking care of myself.
To retreat one's life is to be able to reconcile one's vocation, the inner call received and the mission, the commitment that corresponds to it. It also means responding to one's aspirations, desires, pleasing oneself and others. Everything can become "leisure" in the good sense of the word. To retreat one's life is also to balance the body, the intellect, the emotional, the relational and the spiritual. It is learning to age well by seeking to become fully oneself.