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For men, reaching the age of 50 can be more than a milestone. It can also signal an important life transition, one that brings both new concerns and new opportunities. The Wisdom Years Weekend was created to help them to address the one and seize the other. Through group discussion and other activities, men are encouraged to look thoughtfully at the second half of adult life as they face some of its most profound questions:

How can we live our later years with authenticity, intentionality, health, and connection?

How can we best respond to our changing roles at work and at home?

How can we maintain and express a vital sense of purpose and impact in our world?

How do we balance our hopes for continued connection, productivity, and growth against our fears of loneliness, decline, and death?

The Wisdom Years Weekend is designed to help men to search their past, shed its self-defeating burdens, emerge into a new sense of anticipation about their future, and commit to a plan of action. Honest relationships and heightened self-awareness are at the heart of the weekend, where men come together in a spirit of respect, safety, confidentiality, and hope.

The Wisdom Years Weekend welcomes all men over the age of 50 regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.  There are no prerequisites for attending.

Register for the Weekend by choosing one of these options (do not click the red "register now" button at the top of the page or the "continue" button at the bottom of the page):

Register and Pay $190 Non-Refundable Deposit

Register and Pay $790 Full Weekend Fee

Register and Pay $690 Sustaining Member Fee

Register and Pay $250 Therapist Fee

Registration Form with Payment Plan Options & Financial Assistance

Payment Options

Victories understands that participants may need flexibility to pay the program fee. We offer payment plan options for all participants. Victories is also happy to offer additional financial assistance to those who need it. We understand that it can be difficult to ask for help, but we encourage you not to let financial concerns stand in the way of attendance. The Payment Options and Financial Assistance Form can be downloaded here. Please contact Victories to discuss how we can help you attend a weekend on a payment plan that works for you. 312.604.5013 or


Individuals with LCSW, LCPC, LMFT, and licensed Psycholo­gists are eligible to receive 15 CEU’s for this weekend. Please indicate your interest in receiving CEU’s when registering. There is a $25 fee for a CEU certificate.


Dowload the FAQs in PDF Format here
Frequently Asked Questions about the Wisdom Years Weekend

Download Wisdom Years Article from Evanston Roundtable, 11/14/07

From Past Participants:

When Life Calls, Wisdom Goes to Work - a Wisdom Years Testimonial

The Wisdom Years Weekend gave me a whole new perspective. Instead of lamenting what I lost in the past, I found that I could learn from it. I left the weekend filled with hope and excitement about how I want to live the rest of my life.

AL - Weekend Participant

In my early 60s I went back to school, got a master’s degree, and started a new career. It all started with the Wisdom Years. The weekend helped me identify a new direction and discover a new sense of purpose.

RS - Weekend Participant

We think we know a lot about life. We think after so many years, you think you “got it.” And one of the fun things about this experience is you realize you got just a part of it. There’s a lot more of it out there for you. That’s what I learned at the Wisdom Years.

HF - Weekend Participant

I’m in the best place I’ve ever been. It’s not about what’s going to happen tomorrow or next year or next month or five years from now. It’s about now.

LC - Weekend Participant

Do not complete the registration below. Click the registration options ABOVE.

The fee for this event is : $790.00

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