Death Café


death cafe Every Friday • 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. • Room 19

June 9, 16, 23, 30 • July 7, 14, 21, 28 • August 4, 11

“Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.”—Helen Keller

Discussing the meaning of death was taboo from culture to culture until 2011, when an Englishman launched the first Death Café. It was not a grief group, but an opportunity to explore members’ thoughts about death and dying. OLLI’s popular Death Café is an engaging discussion group aimed at opening our minds to this taboo subject. We meet over lunch, since eating serves as a good reminder that one is still alive. All members are invited to select and lead topics that are meaningful to them and to the class, including humor. Remember, if you come to our café, you have a say in our topic selection, and please plan on sharing your feelings and wisdom.

Coordinators: Jeanette Reese, Kellie Simpson and Fritz von Coelln      Emeritus: Hank Smith