Death Cafe write-ups


Lebanon County Death Cafe at Juniper Village Write up

Posted by BLLLINK on Sept. 18, 2017, 7:49 a.m.

Perhaps the beautiful sunny day provided other opportunities. But the eight people who came to the Death Cafe at Juniper Village at Lebanon yesterday, engaged in interesting conversations for just under two hours.

We did enjoy an especially attractive cake along with cupcakes and chips & dip.

This was the fifth Death Cafe for Lebanon County this year.

 

 


Ste Anne Death Cafe Write up

Posted by ChrisBarnard on Sept. 17, 2017, 8:59 a.m.

This is the second Death Cafe my wife and I have attended and I have to say it really helps a lot in thinking about / planning for the end of yur life. We have updated our wills, found more appropriate administrators, made better decisions. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly which makes conversations much easier. Anni is a superb facilitator for this and makes everyons feel very comfortable. She provides a list of possible topics but leaves the subject matter up to the group and doesn't push an agenda.

The best thing about a death cafe is that there are no salespeople there from either the funeral ...


Death Cafe in Whitstable Write up

Posted by Julie on Sept. 17, 2017, 4:20 a.m.

We had a lovely afternoon in the lounge of the umbrella centre, excellent coffee, tea and cake from the girls in the garden cafe. The group quickly gelled with many topics raised, including lack of community and care for our aging relatives. We had plenty of first timers which is always a joy as it means more and more people are becoming aware of death cafes and death conversations. 

Unfortunately Sue was unable to host, but Gill did a fine job standing in. 

We ended on a high note with lots of laughter. Thank you all for yor positive and kind feedback. 

A big shout out for the ...


Finsbury Park Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Heather on Sept. 13, 2017, 5:52 a.m.

Am really glad to have been able to attend last nights Death Cafe, it was really stimulating and moving. Thank you. I very much hope to be able to attend more.

The book l would like to recommend is:

'Sum: Forty tales from the aftelives' by David Eagleman

(Thought provoking, funny and wise-really gets you thinking differently).

Best wishes,

Heather Miller

 


Monmouth County Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Beth Almerini on Sept. 5, 2017, 3:12 p.m.

Another interesting and lively event. There was a mix of new people and people who have attended before and discussion ranged from thoughts on assisted suicided to how to comfort the bereaved, to how religion influences our thoughts about death.  Come join us for our next meeting!


Belleville, IL Death Cafe Write up

Posted by maggieboone on Aug. 29, 2017, 1:14 p.m.

 

 

Belleville Death Café Write-up 8/19/2017

Our session started out with the discussion about Rock Steady. Rock Steady is a boxing program for those who have Parkinson’s disease. Since one of our group has Parkinson’s, it was important information to us.

We then discussed the responsibilities of a funeral home when someone is planning a funeral. This also included the rights of an individual in said planning. This information was state specific so it only entailed those of us in Illinois. Another conversation included the fact that one can have a funeral in their own home. Funerals can be expensive and sometimes, without preplanning and ...


Death Cafe Iowa Write up

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Aug. 22, 2017, 10:41 a.m.

For our August’s Death Café Iowa we met at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway in West Des Moines, Iowa. Carrie Bauer and Buffy Peters (members of the Young Bereavement Professionals Group) facilitated the group. There were 10 people in attendance, 8 women and 2 men, and participants ranged in ages and professions.

 

Because most of the group has been to our Death Café’s before introductions tended to focus on updates and thoughts since the last Death Café. Some topics that sprung were the importance of talking more openly about death, questions and ideas about what to include in wills, who should be the executor, family traditions ...


Quincy's First Death Cafe Write up

Posted by janejoy on Aug. 18, 2017, 1:05 p.m.

Hi Folks,

We are cancelling all future events in Quincy at least for now.

Both Priscilla and I have enjoyed hosting these events for the past year but no longer will be availalbe to do so for the forseeable future.

Thanks to all of you who participated so actively in our wonderful discussions.

Love and joy,

Jane

 

 


Death Cafe - Sydney Write up

Posted by April Lewis on Aug. 16, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

Feedback from 3 different ladies, for whom it was their first experience of a Death Cafe:

1) Thanks so much for hosting the Death Cafe on Tuesday. It was a great chance to explore ideas that most of us think or worry about at some point but don't necessarily get the opportunity to discuss. I felt it was a really safe, non-judgemental space where everyone was respected and I liked hearing people's different perspectives on the various issues we talked about. It certainly reframed the way I was looking at some things, and was very thought provoking. I hope to get back to another one at ...


Chambana Death Cafe July 2017 Write up

Posted by Sherry Gilles on Aug. 12, 2017, 1:23 p.m.

Our most recent death café was held on July 15, 2017 at the Unity Church and Spiritual Center on Main Street in Urbana, Illinois.

This was the first death café I held since the death of the founder of Death Café and Impermance, Jon Underwood, died unexpectedly about a week before. I was shocked and managed, for this café, to get some pictures and shared a bit of his story before we got started. 

Incidentally he had been working with a Buddhist temple to arrange death services and burials to be done there. They honoured him by making his funerary service their first.

There were a total of ...


1st Alton Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Wendelien McNicoll on Aug. 8, 2017, 5:39 a.m.

Alton Death Café 20th July 2017

Our second Death Café held in the Allen Gallery Alton held 7-9 pm on 20th July 2017.

Diana and I welcomed 11 people some who had travelled from further afield to attend.

We were able to host this first Death Café in Alton in the wonderful Allen Gallery who are in the midst of their Jane Austen exhibition. Jane died 200 years ago on the 18th of July and lived in Chawton, a lovely village very close to Alton. We are very grateful for the lovely volunteers who helped make the evening a success.

The death of Jon Underwood ...


Death Cafe Porto Alegre Write up

Posted by Death Cafe Porto Alegre on Aug. 5, 2017, 9:40 p.m.

Esperamos por vocês!


Death Cafe Tampa Write up

Posted by Cat Martin on Aug. 5, 2017, 11:11 a.m.

Death Cafe Tampa 
13 people attended this Death Cafe! 
I was so surprised I forgot to offer cake to y'all. My apologies and thanks to all who attended.

 

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Death Cafe Duluth / Superior Write up

Posted by Pals on Aug. 4, 2017, 9:50 a.m.

This gathering was another fascinating discussion.  Sometimes we see death and limit it to death of the physical body.  This evenings conversation was greatly about death of Dreams - life goal dreams, daytime dreams and what all that encompasses.  Grieving the loss of that life dreams seemed to be as great as grieving the loss of a loved one.  After all, aren't life dreams a huge part of our finite lives?  That gave us much to talk about.  The cake was fantastic!


1st Alton Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Wendelien McNicoll on Aug. 1, 2017, 8:41 a.m.

Alton Death Café 20th July 2017

Our second Death Café held in the Allen Gallery Alton held 7-9 pm on 20th July 2017.

Diana and I welcomed 11 people some who had travelled from further afield to attend.

We were able to host this first Death Café in Alton in the wonderful Allen Gallery who are in the midst of their Jane Austen exhibition. Jane died 200 years ago on the 18th of July and lived in Chawton, a lovely village very close to Alton. We are very grateful for the lovely volunteers who helped make the evening a success.

The death of Jon Underwood ...


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