Albany Death Cafe July 10, 2018
Death Cafe Albany met on July 10th from 6-7:30 at the Albany Public Library on Washington Avenue. It was the first Death Cafe hosted by Kate and Carla. (Melissa moved to California, and we thank her for getting things started in Albany!)
We had a wonderfully diverse group of 15 people, mostly new folks who had not previously attended. We met as a large group, with discussion topics ranging from factors that influence how people react (sudden vs. expected death, age of the griever, etc.), the "stages of grief" (and how they are not prescribed nor predictable), to the impact on the community in the aftermath of recent murders in a nearby neighborhood. Attendees enjoyed hot tea and cold water along with the home baked treats (thanks to Kate) and cookies brought by other attendees.