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Sun, Jun 04



Solo Agers, Elder Orphans Potluck Brunch

This is a supportive ongoing brunch club for Solo Agers and Elder Orphans of various ages stages, and sages. We will come together to nurture the aging process and plan for future care needs. We will focus on creating our living wills, advanced directives, power of attorney and more.

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Solo Agers, Elder Orphans Potluck Brunch
Solo Agers, Elder Orphans Potluck Brunch

When & Where

Jun 04, 2023, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Portland, 7906 N Fessenden St, Portland, OR 97203, USA




Maybe you identify as one or some of the following:

solo ager, childless ager, solo parent, poly partnered, of blended family, a queer body, lower income artist, an only child, divorcing or divorced, grew up in foster care/group homes, have limited, distant, or an estranged family, are a refugee, are not close with your adoptive parents, you have less access to inherited forms of financial wealth or privilege, you are widowed, in midlife or later, lost your family tragically, have unbearable debt, are an APOE 4 carrier, you have a disability, have a chronic illness, or you are the caregiver to someone with a progressive disability.

Perhaps you have creative solutions and dreams for fostering a more integrated supportive aging community.


Facilitated by Kelly Nesbitt (she/they), this potluck brunch will be a skillshare thinktank that gathers quarterly and will have affinity offshoots (see bigger picture below). We will have tangible homework assignments that we help to hold each other accountable for.

Over the next year the emphasis will be for each us to create a living will, advanced directive, and assign a power of attorney for ourselves - or revise your current documents.

You don’t need to prepare any of that for our first brunch. You are welcome to come even if you already have these things in place, maybe you want to revise them, or simply want to connect with others.

We will meet in comfy clothing over tea/potluck, in a circle sharing style, with notebooks in hand. There will be a few centering exercises and a guided death meditation woven in. We may divide into subgroups and be both in and outdoors. Be sure to read over the Grief House website before coming.


Elder Orphans/Solo Agers (Ages, Stages, Sages) will also serve as a network whereby folks are encouraged to create affinity and subgroups such as budgeting, financial planning and investment groups, creative poly planning groups, solo childless agers, caregiver support groups, senior/elder law groups, insurance groups, healthcare groups, aging in place, perimenopause/menopause groups, brain/cognitive groups, death, dying, grieving groups, home modifications, creative housing groups, intergenerational communities, starting your own business groups, or [insert idea] ….


Bring a potluck item.

Donations are welcome (not required). When you RSVP, enter a sliding scale donation (for example: $0.00 - $5.00 - $10.00 - $20.00 … etc).

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There is a fence/gate to push open from street corner. The pull cord is a bit higher up to reach. There are 5-6 steps to  enter house with rail. The home is not wheelchair accessible. Maybe we can set up a separate group in an accessible space if there is interest.


Kelly Nesbitt (she/they) is a midlife, first generation Irish American, transdisciplinary performance artist, and Occupational Therapist with 24 years of experience working primarily in the field of Geriatrics.

Kelly identifies as both a facilitator and participant of Elder Orphans. Kelly is not an expert in regards to living wills, advanced directive, nor power of attorney. Navigating these tasks will be group collaborative efforts.


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