You may be interested to know about the Men Beyond 50 project, which is offering events, listings and a range of resources for men in their 50s, 60s and beyond. It is being set up by Alan Heeks, who has been leading men’s groups since 1997 and runs the Hazel Hill Wood retreat centre, and Max Mackay-James, a retired GP with a special interest in older men’s health issues.
Alan and Max are seeking other men to run events and research resources to include on the website, www.menbeyond50.net. If you offer events or other services relevant to maturing men, they would like to list info for you on their website.
The first weekend specifically for Men Beyond 50 was held at Hazel Hill Wood in November 2011, see picture above. It was fully booked, and very well received. As a result, several more events are planned for this year, the next on the theme of finding your vision, April 26 – 29. The website includes all events, and a great blog which you are welcome to contribute to.
Men Beyond 50 wants to help meet the desire among younger men to mentor younger men. They are looking for partner organisations, and already have an event with A Band of Brothers scheduled in October for older men in the Bristol area.