At the Macmillan Centre, St John’s Hospital, Livingston, they are holding a Cafe of Reminiscence for To Absent Friends on Thursday 5 November.
The event promises tea, coffee, cake and good conversation. There will be a sharing of stories and memories, and, as it is not always easy to know what to say when talk turns to death, to get things going there'll be handy conversation starters to select from a special ‘menu’.
Visitors are encouraged to bring a photo, a book or a memento of the person they wish to celebrate. It could be a grandparent who had a fascinating life, a friend who had a unique sense of humour, or anyone whose life they choose to remember.
Cafes of Reminiscence are easy to hold and to take part in. See our handy guide here.