Aging Cafe helps people of all ages talk about getting older

The Franciscan Spirituality Center hosted their first Aging Cafe Saturday morning.

70 people registered for the inter-generational conversation about issues such as care giving, aging experiences and fears about aging.

The organizer who came up with the idea, Erica Srinivasan, teaches courses on aging and end of life.

Srinivasan said she was inspired by similar Death Cafe events, but found people had plenty to say about the aging process itself.

“Everybody has a story, something to share relating to aging, and I have the most interesting and meaningful conversations. But, it also drew attention, for me, that this is something that people want to talk about and yearn to talk about and need to talk about,” said Srinivasan.

Srinivasan said there aren’t any concrete plans yet, but they intent to continue holding Aging Cafe’s regularly.

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