April 19, 2020 from 3-5pm
At Death Cafe we dive right into the topic of death. “The Death Cafe model was developed by Jon Underwood and Sue Barsky Reid, based on the ideas of Bernard Crettaz,” Deathcafe.com.
Come join others in a safe and relaxing environment and we’ll sit together, drink coffee and tea, nosh on some finger food and cake, and of course, talk about death. *Potluck style.
Death Cafe is a growing international movement. Conversation about whatever is on your mind regarding death takes place in small groups or in one circle, depending on the size of the group.
“Our objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’.” – DeathCafe.com
There is no fee to attend.
We promptly start 3pm. You may park in front of the building and also in the Elaine and Don Heimbigner Hospice Care Center parking lot.
Donations gratefully accepted.
*Please consider contributing to our finger-food potluck. Gluten-free and other alternatives always welcome (please make sure to label food items, especially for those people with food allergies and sensitivities).
Tea, coffee, and water provided.
Executive Director of Bridges
Legacy Planning Workshop
Have you ever wanted to work on your own legacy project? Your legacy is how you want your loved ones to remember you by creating something that shares your hopes, and dreams for them, for the world, and reflects on your that you’ve lived thus far.
Through this workshop become a better companion, friend, and support to someone who is facing a terminal or limiting illness.
Nobody is asked if they’re dying or terminally ill, or have a limiting illness in this workshop because we are ALL walking through this process together. Because, really, we never know when death will knock on our door, so let’s just all talk about it openly with no judgment in an open and safe environment.
Join us in this light-hearted at times discussion about death and facing our own fears of death. When we face our own fears we can often be a much more supportive friend or family member to someone who is dying.
We examine how we currently live in the moment and what we can do to live a fulfilling life here and now. Plus, we discuss planning a legacy project and work together in small groups to start our own legacy projects.
You will walk away knowing more about …
- The dying process
- Resources available in our area for you or your loved ones
- How to live the life you want through this end-of-life journey
- How to ask for the support you need during this process
- How to respect other’s own dying wishes as you walk through your own planning process exercise
- Different tools, services, and resources available to you and your family and friends
This workshop is for people…
- Who want to create a legacy for their loved ones. No matter what age you are, you owe it to yourself to tell your story how you want it to be told. By creating a legacy project you are also giving the greatest gift to your loved ones when you die.
Executive Director of Bridges