Posted by Manninlk

Hosted by Lydia Manning and Tiffany Johnson Rowoldt


May 14, 2019

Start time:

10:00 a.m. (Central Time)

End time:

11:30 a.m. (Central Time)


7400 Augusta St.

KCC, Room 10

River Forest



United States


Accepts donations

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About this Death Cafe

Join us and converse as a way of coming together to have an authentic conversation about the one thing we ALL have in common - our mortality! We want to help transform our relationship to aging, mortality, dying and death, so we may transform also the way we live, one conversation at a time. The event will be run in a circle format.  This is not a group therapy session or support group, there is no cross talk or advice giving. Cake and tea will be served. RSVP to


About Lydia Manning and Tiffany Johnson Rowoldt


Lydia K. Manning, Ph.D.


Dr. Manning is a gerontologist, educator, and entrepreneur with a wide range of experience in the field of aging. She is an Associate Professor of Gerontology at Concordia University Chicago in the College of Graduate and Innovative Programs. Dr. Manning received her Ph.D. in social gerontology from the Department of Sociology and Gerontology at Miami University. Her expertise lies in complex issues related to aging, health, and well-being. Her research focuses on resilience with additional interests in religion and gender.


Tiffany Johnson Rowoldt is a practicing Death Doula and has been working in the healing arts for the better part of 20yrs. She ran a thriving business as a licensed massage therapist and practiced for 7yrs before taking time to raise her children. Her background training in art therapy as well as volunteer work in hospice and nursing homes since her teen years have been a profound source of joy and are what brought her to delve deeper into exploring the need of our community shows when it comes to dealing with, and simply talking about, the end of life transition. She enjoys creating legacy pieces for family members who have lost a loved one and learning from individuals' stories about their relationship to life and death. 

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