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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 on the first Friday of each month, 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 registration information 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 (DAVS).

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Recently Added Resources
Recently Added Resources

Added on September 17, 2021

BOOKS:

Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness by Ingrid Fetell Lee

The Book of Delights: Essays by Ross Gay

The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin


MOVIE:

Nomadland (on Hulu or Blu-ray)




Added on September 3, 2021

BOOKS:

Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender by David R. Hawkins


LOCAL PROGRAM:

Buried in Treasures: 16 week support for people who want help managing belongings. Trained facilitators lead people through activities that help build skills and confidence in discarding, reducing, acquiring, and overcoming common challenges. Offered by Washington County Disability, Aging, Veterans and Services. Contact kera_magarill@co.washington.or.us for information about upcoming virtual sessions.

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Local, Online, and Other Resources
Local, Online, and Other Resources

Local Resources



Other Resources

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Books
Books
  • Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness by Ingrid Fetell Lee
  • The Book of Delights: Essays by Ross Gay
  • The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin
  • Anatomy of an Illness: As Perceived by the Patient by Norman Cousins — Available from Washington County Library
  • The Humor Code by Joel Warner and Peter McGraw — Available from Washington County Library
  • Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes by William Bridges
  • The Poetry Remedy: Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind and Soul by William Sieghart
  • Understanding Your Grief by Alan Wolfelt
  • Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brené Brown
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  • I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  • Nomadland by Jessica Bruder
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  • Ancestral Medicine: Rituals for Personal and Family Healing by Daniel Foor, Ph.D.
  • Ancestors: Who We Are and Where We Come From by David Hertzel
  • The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings Are Trying to Tell You by Karla McLaren
  • Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World by Tyson Yunkaporta
  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life by Erving Goffman
  • The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  • Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future by Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Get It Together: Organize Your Records So Your Family Won't Have To by Melanie Cullen
  • Resilient Grieving (Finding Strength and Embracing Life After a Loss that Changes Everything) by Lucy Hone
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
  • Strangers in Their Own Land : Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild.
  • The End of Alzheimer’s by Dale Bredesen
  • This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite
  • 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
  • Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  • The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living by Frank Ostaseski
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Articles
Articles

“Hey! What Are You Laughing At?” Available from NPR


Want To Change Your Life? Change Your Narrative. Here's How. Click HERE to read the Forbes article


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

From Harvard Women's Health Watch


"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

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Films/Videos
Films/Videos

Nomadland (on Hulu or Blu-ray)

Interdependence, Interconnectedness & the Nature of Reality – H.H. The Dalai Lama

The Uncomfortable Truth: https://wccls.bibliocommons.com/item/show/3423945143 (Documentary)

Asian Americans, PBS: https://wccls.bibliocommons.com/item/show/3780879143 (Documentary)

Kiss the Ground (Netflix)

Crip Camp (Netflix)

My Octopus Teacher (Netflix)

Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?

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