Elders' Guild

Definition of an Elder

An Elder is a person who is still growing, still a learner, still with potential and whose life continues to have within it, promise for, and connection to the future.

An elder is still in pursuit of happiness, joy and pleasure, and her or his birthright to these remains intact.

Moreover, an elder is a person who deserves respect and honor and whose work it is to synthesize wisdom from long life experience and formulate this into a legacy for future generations.

- Barry BarkanElders' Guild

Our Vision is a world in which powerful and conscious elders join together in common purpose to bring healing, joy and connection to our lives, our families, our communities and our world.

Our Mission is to create the communities where we re-imagine our old age, look after one another and embody the wisdom that will enable us to help heal the future.


Regular meetings are taking place twice a month in Berkeley, California

A project of the Live Oak Institute, Berkeley, CA

Brought to you as a community service by Planning for Sustainable Communities