Modern Elders Caring for Others

Modern Elders Caring for Others (MECO) is organized by and for alumni of the Modern Elder Academy (MEA). As an MEA affinity and support group, MECO organically emerged from MEA alumni interested in supporting resilience for ourselves, each other, and those we are caring for.

We meet the first Wednesday of each month via Zoom for an hour at 5PM [Pacific] / 8PM [Eastern].

Many of us have personal transition stories as we prepare for and navigate “middlescence” (e.g., we may be transitioning jobs, preparing for retirement, working toward being “free nesters” as our children get older, and shifting from doing to being). In this transition period, many of us also confront a new role, caring for our elders or unexpectedly a terminally ill spouse or loved one. We find ourselves –sometimes suddenly– grappling with emotional-filled work and navigating confounding logistics. Why does it seem no one else has ever tread this path before?

MECO participants work to hold a safe space so that we can share, learn, grow, and (hopefully) find some grace as we manage complex family dynamics and what may be triggering experiences. We see this as an opportunity to gain practical tools for cultivating resilience through honest conversations with a group of caring MEA friends. 

Ready to join us? Please complete this form so we can get to know you better and we will be in touch about meeting logistics.

Questions? Contact us at

The MEA Carer's Group

MEA Carer Group Intro 1122_v2.mp4

To learn more about MECO

Click arrow (left) to watch introductory video about our group. If this resonates with you, we invite you to join us!