Death Cafe profile for Melissa White


Location: United States

About Melissa White:

Hospice volunteer and experienced educator and researcher


What brings you to Death Cafe?

To allow safe, public space for conversation to deal with the taboo about death and dying


What would you like your legacy to be?

Leave it better off than I found it


Contact Melissa White



Melissa White's posts on the Death Cafe website


Death Cafe: Albany Death Cafe

Posted by Melissa White on June 20, 2018, 10:36 a.m.



With Kate Murray and Carla Sofka

July 10, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (EST)

free


 

Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives.  The event is free and open to the public. Free parking in ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Albany

Posted by Melissa White on March 29, 2018, 11:59 a.m. 1 comment


About 50 people convened for Death Cafe Albany.  The strong turnout was helped by the good weather and the superb location: the historic Albany Rural Cemetery Chapel.  The event was widely shared on social media, thanks to the cemetery's consultant historian Paula Lemire and an article about it in the local blog, All Over Albany.

We started by asking each person to think of a word about a topic they would like to hear about at Death Cafe that day.  We wrote the words on the posterboard, and then organized the crowd into three conversation groups based on interests.  (If we did it again, we'd also ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Albany

Posted by Melissa White on Feb. 28, 2018, 10:35 a.m. 1 comment

Death Cafe Albany in February included 14 of us, 6 returnees and 8 new attendees.  We started by choosing a word we each wished to be covered during the conversation, and we also ended with a "takeaway" word each, which was a nice simple closure ceremony.  I wish I'd written them all down on a board or made visible by all, as well as to keep a record.  I recall hearing positive surprises like "career," "discovery," "love," and "curiosity," as well as "soul," "afterlife," "grief," and "community grief."  Attendees were generous bringing homebaked goods, and helping me set up and take down supplies.  Much of the Death ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Albany

Posted by Melissa White on Feb. 21, 2018, 1:46 p.m.

Death Cafe Albany is on today!  Thank you for reaching out, and I hope to see some of you there later today.

If you would like to be added for future updates, message me with your email address, and/or join the Facebook group.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/407722362995111/

 

("Forthcoming" is British English for "future" instead of the American English for "pending.")



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Albany

Posted by Melissa White on Feb. 12, 2018, 7:52 p.m.



With Melissa White

March 24, 2018, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. (EST)

Free


Driving Directions from cemetery consulting historian Paula Lemire:

1. Use the Cemetery Avenue entrance on Broadway/Route 32 in Menands. Look for the large stone gates.

2. Follow Cemetery Avenue ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Albany

Posted by Melissa White on Feb. 6, 2018, 9:34 a.m.


With Melissa White

Feb. 21, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 8.00 p.m. (EST)

Free


This event is on!  I'm very grateful for those who have reached out to me on here.  Hoping to see returnees and new faces on Wednesday.



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Albany

Posted by Melissa White on Jan. 23, 2018, 9:43 a.m.

Death Cafe Albany is on!  Hoping to see some of you there this evening.  Would love to make this a regular monthly event, so please message me if you know you can't attend today, but would like to be in touch for future events.

Brownies are in the oven,

Melissa



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Albany

Posted by Melissa White on Nov. 26, 2017, 10:02 a.m.


With Melissa White

Jan. 23, 2018, 5.30 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. (EST)

Free





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