Elder Women - Resources
Composing a Further Life, Mary Catherine Bateson
Stories of remarkable people living their second adulthood as an "improvisational art form."
Sacred Circles, Robin Deen Carnes and Sally Craig
An inspirational guide to creating your own women's spirituality group.
The Third Chapter, Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
Stories of individuals making their way thru the years after 50 with passion, risk and adventure at the center. A compelling vision of the possibilities for our elder years.
Grandmothers Counsel the World, Carol Schaefer
Indigenous wise women elders and healers from around the world offer their vision for our planet for the seventh generation and beyond. Truly inspirational.
Doing Sixty & Seventy, Gloria Steinem
A personal commentary on her experience and thinking about the liberation that comes with aging.
Urgent Message from Mother, Jean Shinoda Bolen
The author invites us all to join the next, most powerful wave of the women's movement and speaks clearly about what is at risk. An exceptional book of feminine spiritual wisdom and activism.
Retiring but Not Shy: Feminist Psychologists Create their Post-Careers, editors Ellen Cole and Mary Gergen
Stories by women of the "silent generation,or the pre-baby boomer women" the first generation of professional feminist women.
The Sage's Tao Te Ching, by William Martin
Ancient advice for the second half of life.
Goddesses in Older Women, by Jean Shinoda Bolen
A landmark book that will inspire the older and wiser women's movement women to once again transform society.
Gather the Women
International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers
The Elderwoman Website
Circle Connections: Circles Connecting for Peace & Justice
Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen
The Center for Conscious Eldering
The Legacy of Wisdom Project
Sage-ing International: Finding Meaning in Second Half of Life
For the Next Seven Generations captures the inspirational story of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers from all around the world who came together to help us create a new way of life that will bring the planet back into balance before it is too late.
Taking Root tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights, and defend democracy—a movement for which this charismatic woman became an iconic inspiration.
Praying with Images is a film about artist, mystic and teacher, Meinrad Craighead. Weaving together elements of Catholicism, Native American shamanism, and ancient mythology, her paintings erupt in expansive images of God as Mother. Order it from RCWMS here.