On Monday 7th November, Elders Investigate hosted an Open Space conversation event, inviting participants to suggest conversation topics under the theme of arts culture and ageing.

We had eight stimulating conversations over the course of the morning. Writer Sarah Butler responds creatively to the event:

A Monday Morning Meditation

Ageing is fantastic
Ageing is frustrating
Ageing is feared
Ageing is misunderstood
Ageing is political
Ageing is worrying
Ageing is lonely
Ageing is good
Ageing is a rebirth
Ageing is an awakening
Ageing is different for everyone

We need respect
We need connection
We need role models
We need self belief
We need to do not be done to
We need to ask why
We need to ask why not
We need to stand
We need to speak