Death, Aging, and Talking About the Taboo

Demographics are shifting creating an increased need for services for older adults. To serve the interests of our aging population, Beaverton City Library and Forest Grove City Library partnered with Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services to provide unique community-building programs using a World Café model. One example is Death Café, which is a group-directed discussion on the philosophical and practical aspects of death and dying. This presentation will provide a blueprint for café model programming, which is scaleable for different sizes of library.

Speakers: Robert Abbey, Beth Gilbert and Kera Magarill

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