Death Cafe Whangarei No. #10
This Death Café was on the morning after an overnight deluge which caused widespread flooding and destruction, a group of 10 hardy folks braved the conditions to be there, with others not being able to make it due to road closures and unsafe conditions. Most had been to a Death Café before with a couple of new people. We began our conversation with why we had come along to a Death Café - a place to talk about death and dying, seeking information, interested in others ideas about what happens after death were some of what motivated people to come along. Our conversation then focused a lot on a couple of personal experiences of the death of a loved one and feeling let down by the systems in place which did take up most of the rest of our time together. This limited the opportunity for contributions from others as was reflected by the feedback. Something to tend to next time as the facilitator.