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Aging Faithfully

An Interactive Retreat for Men and Women

Upcoming Dates

About the Retreat

Aging Faithfully in our Bodies, Minds and Souls: An Interactive retreat for Men and Women

Featuring Alice Fryling, author of Aging Faithfully: The Holy Invitation of Growing Older and Bill Mowry,  speaker and author of two Nav Press books, The Ways of the Alongsider and The Ways of the Leader.

Have you ever thought of aging as a holy invitation from God?  What are and how do you deal with the unique challenges you face emotionally, spiritually and physically as you age?  

Join Mary Wood, Alice Fryling, and Bill Mowry as we look at the realities of the aging process. We will unpack and embrace our spiritual and physical well-being in Christ.  We will enjoy beautiful Glen Eyrie and be encouraged through discussions based upon Alice’s book and Bill’s writings, and the wisdom that is present about aging all through the Bible.  Enjoy special times of communing with God, as well as participating in practical ways to age well and steward our God-given bodies and lives.  No matter where you are in the process of aging, you’ll go home with tools to help you age well and keep God as your center.  View schedule for more details and to see when Alice will join us for a special session. You will also go home with your own copy of Aging Faithfully.

Please see the schedule for more detail about each session.

**If you’d like to come earlier or stay after your retreat dates, lodging is available at a Programs discounted rate. Please call our reservations line at 719-265-7050 for details.

Event Dates

To Make a Reservation by phone, call 719-265-7050

Retreat Leaders

Mary Wood​

Being Well in Christ is led by Mary Wood. Mary is an AAAI/IMSA and ACE certified personal trainer, Pilates and group fitness instructor and has been a professional in the wellness and physical therapy world for over 30 years. She has served with The Navigators for over 25 years equipping people to fully live for God through scripture engagement, encouragement, and living out the words of Jesus.

Alice Fryling

Alice has been a spiritual director for 25 years. She has also taught the Enneagram and the Myers Briggs Temperament Inventory and has written ten books. Her most recent book is Aging Faithfully: The Holy Invitation of Growing Older. Learn more at alicefryling.com.

Bill Mowry

Bill Mowry is a veteran staff member with The Navigators with nearly fifty years of experience in the disciplemaking ministry. Bill and Peggy have ministered to college students, graduate students and faculty, in the business community, and now with pastors and church leaders. Bill is an author, teacher, and coach with an MA in adult education from The Ohio State University. He is the published author of The Ways of the Alongsider (NavPress/Tyndale Publishing), Walk with Me (Moody Publishing), and The Ways of the Leader (NavPress/Tyndale Publishing). Bill and Peggy live at Above and Beyond Acres in Columbus, Ohio where they indulge their passion for flowers. You can find out more about Bill and his ministry at his website: alongsider.com


Weekend attire is casual and be prepared to do lots of walking. Our weather can be unpredictable, so pack layers. Bring workout gear if you plan to participate in the optional exercise session. And don’t forget to bring your Bible!

Glen Eyrie Programs require payment in full at the time of reservation. Reservations cancelled or rescheduled at least 14 days prior to the start date will be charged a 10% fee. Reservations cancelled or rescheduled within 14 days of the start date will be charged a 50% fee and have a Glen Eyrie gift card issued for the remaining 50%. Reservations cancelled within 3 days of the event date will be charged the full amount.

Our property contains 95 guest rooms in 7 different lodges, including our historic Castle. None of our rooms have TV’s, although free wi-fi is available throughout the property. Rooms contain coffee makers, but no microwaves or refrigerators. They are available for guest use in the common areas of each lodge. To see pictures of our Castle and Lodge rooms, visit our web page Gleneyrie.org/Lodging

Please notify us of any allergies or dietary needs in advance. Our Food & Beverage team can accommodate gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and vegetarian diets with advance notice. We are not a gluten-free certified kitchen, and cross-contamination may occur.