Sec. of State, Hillary Clinton once said it takes a village to raise a child. Some villages have definite traditional rituals to mark the passage from childhood to adulthood. At the other end of life, in some villages the senior citizens are respected and consulted for their well earned wisdom. But there are no formal rituals to mark the passage of older adults into their natural maturity here in America.
Someone said that life here is a race between retirement and obsolescence. When the time comes to face obsolescence and retirement it helps to have a village for support. There are many groups organized in Fairfax County to provide such a place for its seniors. The Golden Ravens have been such a group for the senior residents of our village.
Sharing a meal or learning a new idea once a month together provides a way to feel the energy of community when the daily commute to work no longer is calling. We meet the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Community of Christ Church (5610 Inverchapel Road), unless we venture out to lunch.
We’d love to have you.
President: Joan Crofford