Maureen Gross: Wisdom Circle


I am part of a group of seniors called the Wisdom Circle. We formed as a group several years ago after we participated together in sessions offered by Sage-ing International. Over time, we shifted to a more informal format where the members of the group meet monthly for a couple of hours and rotate choosing and leading the topic of our meetings.

During the pandemic, we switched to meeting via Zoom as it was extremely valuable to continue to connect monthly during that stressful time. Due to concerns about staying well and mobility issues, we have committed to continue to meet monthly with a couple of in-person gatherings each year.

Being able to offer to be the Zoom host for our monthly group has turned out to be very valuable. As a group, it means that we can continue to offer each other fellowship and support. As an individual, I have challenged myself to stay up-to-date with the technology necessary to be a Zoom host.

Being part of such a nurturing and stimulating group of senior women is wonderful. Being able to share together, learn together and laugh together is truly special. I am pleased that challenging myself to learn to use Zoom has helped this group continue to meet and flourish.