Presented by Lifespark™
in partnership with The Eden Alternative®

Approach aging as a "team sport" to enhance
strength, purpose, and belonging

  • 10 Weekly Online Sessions

    The game includes ten online sessions with Dr. Bill Thomas. Each session will include information from Dr. Bill and an interactive discussion. Participants become "players" in the game.
    All sessions will be recorded and available for one year

  • Global Community Access

    Players will immediately access the online community where you can post comments and questions, learn more from the community moderator, and get valuable resources. As teams are formed, players will have access to their team community too!

  • Ebooks & Audio Books

    Players receive free ebook and audiobook versions of the Spark Pillars. This four-book series, written by Dr. Bill Thomas, provides additional information, references, and tools that supplement the online sessions

Every Wednesday
June 7- August 30, 2023

2:00 PM Eastern / 1:00 PM Central

Players will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the impact of ageism and methods of combating ageism

  • Redefine normal human aging as part of a lifelong developmental process

  • Distinguish between frailty and aging and show how we can use simple, but effective strategies to prevent and reverse frailty in later life

  • Learn a positive view of aging that can create a perspective that values, and practices, effective planning for a better future

  • Shift the focus of wellness-related efforts from “Me” to “We”

  • Explore the Spark Performance League, the world’s first inter-community athletic league for elders

  • Be introduced to new evidence-based insights and experience the effects of “gamification” personally as their team competes to direct a large monetary gift toward one of six selected non-profits


One price includes the live Symposium and the online Community

Your Hosts:

Dr. Bill Thomas

Dr. Bill Thomas, a pioneer in the field of healthy aging, shares his most recent work with the world for the first time.

Well known as the founder of innovative organizations such as The Eden Alternative, The Green House Project, Minka and Kallimos Communities, Dr. Thomas currently serves as Lifespark’s Chief Independence Officer.

Angie McAllister

Angie McAllister, NHA is a culture and community builder, writer, and speaker, and is currently the Spark Performance League Commissioner at Lifespark. She is also the Chair of the Eden Alternative Board of Directors.

Angie is the Playing to Win Community moderator and manages the Q & A sessions. She will make sure everyone has a great time!

Schedule at a Glance

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  • Can I get CEUs for this symposium?

    The Eden Alternative has applied for 10 CEUs through the National Association of Long-term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) for completing this symposium. Please check back on approval at a later date.

  • How does the gamification work?

    Players will be divided into teams. There is a quiz after each session. Players will have until the Sunday after each session to complete it. This way, international players have a chance to watch the recording and do the quiz in their own time.

    Each week the number of correct answers for each team will be calculated and shared the following week. The team with the most right answers at the end of the symposium will be the 1st place winner!

  • What if I can't attend live? Can I submit a question?

    If you cannot attend live, watch the recording to play. Please submit questions to Angie McAllister at

  • What can we win?

    The 1st place team gets to choose the nonprofit organization that will win the top prize.