Course focuses on creative process after retirement

By Tamie Meck

"It's Never Too Late to Begin Again," a 12-week course on living a rich, fulfilling and creative life after retirement, is being offered by A Little Help of the North Fork Valley.

The course will be based on the book, "It's Never Too Late to Begin Again," by Julia Cameron. Cameron is also the author of the best seller, "The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity." The book provides teaching techniques and exercises for people seeking to gain self-confidence and harness their creative skills.

A Little Help is a nonprofit that connects neighbors of all ages to help seniors thrive. Facilitators Steve Lyons, Kathy Thompson and Elaine Brett have all completed "The Artist's Way."

Each week participants will focus on one chapter of the book. Weekly meetings and assignments, including memoir writing, a stream-of-consciousness daily writing called "Morning Pages," will support momentum. Participants will also use artist dates and other tools designed to allow the participant to cultivate his creative side.

Meetings are held from 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays beginning on Oct. 3 (location to be announced). Cost to the general public is $100, $60 for ALH volunteers, and $25 for ALH members. Participants will also need a copy of Cameron's "It's Never Too Late to Begin Again," available on Amazon for $11.50.

For more information on the course, contact Kathy Thompson at 303-919-2029; to register, call A Little Help at 527-3482.