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HomeAge Cafe

Age Café Resources

Age Café is 
based on World Café, a program that engages people in conversations that matter.

 

Our Age Café provides an opportunity to explore issues, thoughts, and feelings on topics relevant to older adults and is open every other Friday, 11 am–noon.

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In our small group discussions, Online Age Café participants often identify helpful resources to explore the topics in more depth. These resources are listed below. 

 

If you are interested in attending the Age Café, check our Calendar for days and times. You can also contact vivavillageor@gmail.com for the ZOOM link or to learn about upcoming discussion topics.

Age Café is a collaborative effort by Viva Village, the Beaverton City Library, and Washington County Disabled, Aging, and Veterans Services.

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Online Resources
Online Resources

Local Resources


Other Resources

  • Post-Election Self-Care: Guided Meditation, Music, Relaxation Techniques. Check Out: "Election Anxiety" by Head Space. Head Space is an app featuring meditations, articles, and videos. This particular page has free meditations that can help you manage stress during election season. https://www.headspace.com/articles/election-anxiety
  • Writing for Depression: Join other older adults in an empowering class to write your stories. Taught by bestselling author of Mental Health books and hosted by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). The program is seeking 8–10 seniors experiencing loneliness and depression who wish to write their stories, work in a group creative process, and create a legacy. Contact Dave for more information and to register: dave@washconami.org
  • Compassion and Choices: https://compassionandchoices.org/in-your-state/oregon/
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Books
Books
  • The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living by Frank Ostaseski
  • Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  • The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, age 83 ¼ Years by Hendrik Groen
  • On the Bright Side: The New Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 85 Years Old by Hendrik Groen
  • This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite
  • The End of Alzheimer’s by Dale Bredesen
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Articles
Articles

"The Benefits of Mindful Meditation for Older Adults—and How to Get Started"

Mindful meditation has many potential physical and psychological benefits for older adults, including better focus, enhanced calmness, less stress, and improved sleep. 

From SeniorMatters.com


"Why You Should Thank Your Aging Brain” (may require a sign-in)

From Harvard Women's Health Watch

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Films/Videos
Films/Videos

All In: The Fight For Democracy (on Amazon Prime)