Di Percy

Di Percy – Author and thought leader in Elder‐Transition and Elderhood.

Di Percy has a background in psychology and business and is known for insight, creativity and entrepreneurial flair. Di asks each of us each of us to look deeply within ourselves to find dormant capacities that we can use to develop our selves, our communities and our organisations.

“When we have lived enough life, experienced enough love and enough wounding and repeated the pattern of loss and renewal enough times, we become skilled at healing. Always this starts with our self first, through a deeply focused inner cycle of reflection and application.

This cyclic practice builds the wisdom arts. It builds the elder.”

– The New Elders, Di Percy

Welcome to the New Elders Project

a network for all those in transition

to the third stage of life

or already there

and wondering

. . . What now?


We are the New Elders

Life is about to get interesting.

As elders, we have huge potential. Potential unfolds from within; it is so for everything living. All life depends on this happening. Potential activated transforms the world.

We help smart people generate potential and meaning and ensure it happens through:

∞ Conversation about being an elder – the why, what and way of life, losses and gains, the meaning of it all, our task and contribution.

∞ A map and guidance structure to aid transition into the third age and live it with gusto, peace and joy.

∞ A growing community of elderhood – joining together to collectively activate potential and reach levels in life as an elder that enrich you and your community.

This is the New Elders Project.

The New Elders Project

As elders we need to live as though our place in the world really matters. The power of place should never be underestimated. Place is both literal and metaphorical, a reflection of who we are and where we are in life. As elders our place in the world is given by others and earned by our own conduct.

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It can be scary, avoided, denied, fought against, accepted or all of the above . . . plus downright exhilarating and surprisingly the best time of life.

When do we enter elderhood?

According to the World Health Organisation it’s at 50 years old; the UN claims it’s 60. Either way, that’s confronting for most of us.

Is elderhood uplifting, something that you welcome?

Or is it depressing, something you want to fight or just not think about? Elderhood can be regarded as negative, or as our most positive and illuminating time of life. It all depends on what you have in mind.

The emerging truth . . .

We are witnessing a new social phenomenon unfolding. It’s happening with the New Elders in the third stage of life. Adulthood used to be our major life stage when we peak in life, followed by a decline into old age.

Now with more robust health and longevity, the third age becomes a whole new world. We are perfectly capable of reaching a new peak in life as elders, in fact we need to aim for it.

Research shows that having personal purpose increases health, happiness and flourishing – ideal for up to 35 years ahead of elderhood. That’s where Di Percy’s approach and pioneering book on the New Elders comes in to invigorate and guide the great living you are yet to do.

Ready to get involved?  Contact Di for private consultations, join our regular Elders Circle or get Di to speak at your special event.