THIS MEETUP HAS NOW MERGED WITH BEING AN OLD PERSON
We explore what it means to be old. This unsettling process develops in a spirit of friendly support.
Each month we read an article, book, or other item (non-fiction or fiction) and then, at the meeting, discuss how we liked it and how it relates to our own experiences, plans, and hopes.
Our overall goals are (1) developing approaches to expanding and enjoying the good things; and analyzing and coping with the problems, (2) gaining a better understanding of the psychology of the later and last stages of life, (3) developing peace and accommodation to aging and dying, (4) Prepare for the best death we can.
In addition, some of us have individual or group projects relative to these goals -- we call this activity Strength in Numbers, given how unnerving they can be.
We have lists of (1) essays, articles, books, etc. and (2) relevant subjects. The monthly readings generally alternate between non-fiction and fiction.
Each piece on the reading list either engages with some aspect of late life, including its end, &/or is written by a person who’s 60 or older. Kudos to members who offer pieces by the “old old.” Occasionally there might be exceptions to these requirements. For example, we might consider non-human consciousnesses, or read material by younger people facing terminal illnesses.
These days we are meeting via Zoom, and the month's link is posted with its event.