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Coming Soon . . . Third Third Flourishing Cohorts

A Little Background When Michaela O’Donnell joined the De Pree Center staff a few years ago, she piloted a program called Road Ahead. Based…

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What Excites Me About our Flourishing Course

The De Pree Center’s Flourishing in the Third Third of Life course is now three months old. During its short life, several churches have…

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Third Third Flourishing . . . Can’t Do It Alone!

If you want to live long and well in the third third of your life, and if you smoke cigarettes, it would be a…

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A Review of EMERGING! Boomers Speak Out About Life in and Beyond the Pandemic

I recently read a new book by Richard and Leona Bergstrom. EMERGING! Boomers Speak Out About Life in and Beyond the Pandemic gives voice…

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Advent and Intergenerational Hope

Recently, I was working my way through the Psalms, looking for passages that address the Advent themes of hoping and waiting. I came upon a fascinating passage in Psalm 78. It’s one I’d read many times before, but never from the perspective of Advent. Moreover, with my deep interest in things related to the third third of life, I saw truths in this passage I had never seen before.

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Third Third in the News – November 2022 – The Changing Present and Future of Work for Older Adults

Transcript: Future of Work: Rethinking Age & Work Washington Post, October 26, 2022 https://www.washingtonpost.com/washington-post-live/2022/10/26/transcript-future-work-rethinking-age-work/ This article is a transcript of recent conversations between Frances…

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Encouraging Early Returns on the Flourishing Course

Our “Dixville Notch” has voted, and they have strongly endorsed the De Pree Center’s Flourishing in the Third Third of Life course. I am…

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FAQs for the
Flourishing in the Third Third of Life Course

Frequently Asked Questions About the De Pree Center’s Flourishing in the Third Third of Life Course FAQs Click on any of the questions below…

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Third Third in the News – October 2022

As part of my work for the De Pree Center’s Third Third Initiative, I try to stay up to date on news related to…

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Clarifying Your Purpose in the Third Third of Life, Part 3

This is Part 3 of a multi-part series of articles on the theme: Clarifying Your Purpose in the Third Third of Life. (See Part…

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Flourishing in the Third Third of Life Video Course . . . Coming Soon

Flourishing in the Third Third of Life Video Course . . . Coming Soon This six-session course will help you understand how to flourish…

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Purpose in the Third Third of Life: Notable Recent Research

If you’re familiar with the De Pree Center’s Flourishing in the Third Third of Life Initiative, you know that our work is based on…

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Clarifying Your Purpose in the Third Third of Life, Part 2

Introduction This is Part 2 of a multi-part series of articles on the theme: “Clarifying Your Purpose in the Third Third of Life.” In…

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Third Third Difference: A Great Way to Begin Serving Your Third Third Disciples

These days, more and more pastors are looking for ways to serve their third third congregants, that is, folks roughly 55 years of age…

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Clarifying Your Purpose in the Third Third of Life, Part 1

Introduction Recently I was talking with several people who are in or soon to enter the third third of life. We were speaking about…

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