Join Us for Death Cafe
Introduction to Death Cafe
You may be asking, "What is a Death Cafe?" It's a group discussion about any and all issues related to death and dying AND it is completely participant led. There is no agenda, theme or objective. We talk about whatever you want to talk about. All ideas, beliefs, opinions are welcomed and honored.
The Death Cafe model originated in England in 2011 and was developed by Jon Underwood and Sue Barsky Reid. In 2012, Lizzie Miles brought the first Death Cafe to the U.S. Since that time there have been over 6509 Death Cafes in 56 countries. They are always run on a non-profit basis and have no intention of leading its participants to any conclusion, product or course of action. The objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view of helping people to make the most of their (finite) lives." More information on Death Cafe can be found at http://deathcafe.com.
Please join us for a rich and meaningful discussion about death. And, as is protocol for all Death Cafes, refreshments will be served. This is a free event. Hope to see you there!
Facilitated by: Cheryl Adcox RN, End of Life Doula
Inside Death Cafe
At a Death Cafe people gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’. A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. Death Cafes are always offered:
➢ On a love offering basis
➢ In an accessible, respectful and confidential space
➢ With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action
➢ Alongside refreshing drinks and nourishing food
Value of Death Cafe
Death Cafe, as an instrumental agent in the Death Positive movement, provides an opportunity for people to come together in a relaxed, engaging, confidential, and accessible setting to listen deeply and share openly about the one subject we all have in common. Attendees often remark that they can’t bring up the subject with members of their family, or their colleagues. They appreciate being able to ‘practice’ with strangers that they don’t have to necessarily interact with on a regular basis. This is but one of the many benefits we will discuss and build upon.