On Being an Elder

Traditionally, elders are keepers of wisdom and leaders through times of change. They are keepers of stories that hold communities and society together, providing a sense of identity. Elderhood is not necessarily tied to age but to qualities of character such as courage and resilience. How do we nurture these qualities in ourselves? How do we, no matter our age, act as elders, passing on our wisdom and stories to the next generation of Unitarian Universalists?