Exploring Elderhood

This programme is not currently scheduled.

For details of registration and programme start time see here.

This course does not require previous participation in an Experience Week. However, when you book this course please will you send us a short introductory letter telling us about yourself. If you have previously participated in an Experience Week you do not need to write a letter. You can do this by email or by clicking the booking link above to use our online booking system where there is more information about writing your letter.

Alan Heeks & Ineke Vollebregt

Elderhood is a call to find a new sense of yourself and your life purpose, when your presence and being are as important as the doing. Exploring elderhood may call you in your fifties, sixties, seventies or beyond: the issues of our time mean the voice, wisdom and fellowship of elders are urgently needed.

The Findhorn Community is an ideal vessel for this exploration. Findhorn's processes and sacred spaces will help us re-connect with life purpose; we will meet with their Elders Circle, explore their approach to Community Care, and visit projects such as youth projects, community market gardens and the cohousing to explore such big issues as sustainability and support for young people, and how the elders can contribute. Our gathering will seek the voice of the elders, in each of us and as a group, to see how we can meet both wider needs and our own.

Tiered price (click here for more information): £595 / £725 / £945

Tiered Pricing

Before you book your place, please take a moment to consider that the Findhorn Foundation is a Charitable Trust. We believe that the benefits of holistic learning should be available to everyone regardless of their financial or life situation, and that the transformational journey is enriched by a diversity of participants.

We recognise that what is affordable for some can be a financial stretch for others and offer a tiered pricing structure. When you book, please select the price that feels appropriate for you.

Pay it Forward Price covers the cost of your workshop and includes a contribution to our bursary fund. This will make participation possible for one or more people who otherwise would not be able to join our transformational work in the world.

Sustainable Price covers the cost of your workshop and helps us to sustain our learning and guest facilities.

Supported Price reflects a partial bursary toward the cost of your workshop and is intended for those with minor financial need.

Includes 7 nights accommodation and all meals.


Alan Heeks is 63, and is author of Men Beyond 50 and The Natural Advantage. He has led many groups on vision finding, living sustainably and elderhood.


Ineke Vollebregt was a member of the Foundation in the 1980s and lived in our satellite community on Erraid. Since returning in 2006 she has served in many of the Foundation's service departments and is currently in the guest department.