Since the topic of death is typically considered a taboo subject in our culture, a “Death Cafe” movement has started to gain momentum. At these “pop-up” events, people have beverages and snacks, and have open discussions on the topic of death. Osher Center hosted our first one last year, as part of the UCSF integrative medicine elective “Integrative Approaches to End-of-Life Care.”
The next one will be held on Wednesday, January 29, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Zen Hospice Project Guest House. Please join us in a relaxed setting to discuss death, drink tea, and eat cake. Registration information.
The Death Cafés are facilitated by Shelley R. Adler, PhD, the Osher Center’s Director of Education (who also happens to be the Director of Education at Zen Hospice Project) and Roy Remer, Director of Volunteer Services at Zen Hospice Project. This Death Café is part of the Salon Series at Zen Hospice, a new way to engage and inform our community on a range of innovative topics for living and dying well.