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Ageism Retreat

Ageism & Spirituality Retreat

Learn about ageism, age bias, and how to end it in this day retreat. Dr. Tracey Gendron, author and chair of VCU’s gerontology department, will share her experience during the morning program. In the afternoon, the focus will shift to developing our spiritual lives with Elder Adrienne Knight. Hosted by the presbytery’s Older Adult Ministry and open to adults of all ages.



Dr. Tracey Gendron
Dr. Tracey Gendron is the chair of Virginia Commonwealth University's Department of Gerontology and director of the Virginia Center on Aging. She authored Ageism Unmasked: Exploring Age Bias and How to End it. Learn more about Tracey.

Adrienne Knight
Adrienne Knight is the lead for worship and media at Knox Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland. She also is a former board member with the Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network.


Older Adult Ministry is excited to engage in ministry throughout the presbytery. The ministry welcomes volunteers interested in joining the team to plan more opportunities for fellowship and enrichment.

Event details

April 18, 2024
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Camp Hanover, Wise Lodge
3163 Parsleys Mill Rd
Mechanicsville, VA 23111


$35 - individuals
$140 - group of 5
$25 - students


Contact Older Adult Ministry for more information.


More Information About This Event


Wise Lodge has a ramp to the entrance.


Childcare is not available for this event.


Registration includes continental breakfast and a hot lunch. Please indicate your dietary preferences in the registration form where prompted.


Camp Hanover has abundant parking available.


The Presbytery of the James posts pictures and videos of various events online and in printed materials. Please be aware that you may be photographed.