Finding Purpose at Any Age

On June 20th, we hosted a fantastic seminar titled “Finding Purpose at Any Age.” A huge thank you to our incredible panelists: Penny from First Presbyterian Church Georgetown, Mandy from The Oscar at Georgetown, and Margo from The Delaney at Georgetown Village, who shared their stories and insightful perspectives on purpose. We’d also like to extend a special shout-out to our guests, Alexus from Faith in Action and Robert from The Georgetown Parks and Recreation Senior Programs, who brought their own unique experiences and opportunities to the table.

The discussion centered around a powerful truth: finding purpose is not a one-time event, it’s a continuous journey that can blossom at any stage of life. Here are some key takeaways that resonated with the audience:

  • Purpose is multifaceted: It can be found in your career, relationships, hobbies, or volunteering. The key is to identify what brings you joy, fulfillment, and a sense of contribution.
  • Benefits of purpose: Studies have shown that having a strong sense of purpose can lead to a longer, healthier life. Research by suggests that purpose can reduce stress, improve mental well-being, and even boost the immune system. Check out these great articles: Mayo Clinic, Now What? The Purpose of Having Purpose as we Age and Medical News Today, Having a Sense of Purpose May Help You Live Longer.
  • It’s never too late: Whether you’re just starting out or looking for a new direction, it’s always possible to find purpose.
  • Action is key: Don’t wait for purpose to find you. Take initiative, explore new interests, and connect with your community.

The seminar was filled with energy and inspiration. We left feeling empowered to take action and find our own unique purpose.

Feeling inspired? Here are some ways to keep the momentum going:

  • Reflect: Take some time to reflect on your values and interests. What are you passionate about? What brings you joy?
  • Explore: Step outside your comfort zone and try new things. Volunteer for a cause you care about, take a class, or join a club.
  • Connect: Talk to friends, family, and mentors about your goals and aspirations. Surround yourself with positive and supportive people.

Remember, finding purpose is a journey, not a destination. Embrace the process, keep an open mind, and find your spark!