Death Cafe write-ups

Death Cafe in Annville, Pennsylvania Write up

Posted by BLLLINK on Feb. 27, 2017, 10:04 a.m.

Outside the fierce weather front was passing by.

Inside, we heard nothing as the 17 participants in Annville's first Death Cafe were focused on one another's conversations.

We enjoyed cake, tea, coffee and home-made candy, too. And the participants decided, "We must do this again."



Death Cafe in Annville, Pennsylvania Write up

Posted by BLLLINK on Feb. 26, 2017, 5:41 a.m.

While outside a massive weather front was blasthing through, the 17 people who came to Annville's first Death Cafe were engrossed in conversation in "The Cellar" at the Annville Free Library.

We never knew the storm was passing because of the compassionate, caring and thoughtful conversations that were being shared.

Moreover participants delighted in cake, cookies, coffee, tea and delicious home-made candy.

As the Death Cafe drew to a close, the question was, "When's the next one?"

Belleville, IL Death Cafe Write up

Posted by maggieboone on Feb. 24, 2017, 2:13 p.m.

We had a lot of interesting discussion spanning a variety of topics. It was nice to see all of the new participants from last month return as well as one of our original participants. After greeting everyone and more introductions, we started our discussions.

The first topic began when it was asked of the participant that was diagnosed with Parkinson’s had started a dialog with the family about death in respect to what she wanted at the end of life. This became a segway into the importance of advanced directives, and the different forms one should have easy access to. The information everyone in Illinois should look ...

Stratford Death Cafe Write up

Posted by Stratford on Feb. 23, 2017, 7:35 a.m.

We held our first Death Cafe in Stratford, Ontario last night, facilitated by Holly Shephard. Eleven people attended as well as me (the baker) and Holly making us a lucky group of 13 mortal souls. 

We broke into 3 groups, and switched up the groups mid-way through the event. Conversation was free-flowing, fascinating, and thought provoking. Many of the people in attendance reported that they would like to join in another Death Cafe. I feel that the first Stratford Deah Cafe was very successful.

Lancaster County's February Death Cafe Write up

Posted by BLLLINK on Feb. 21, 2017, 4:02 p.m.

We had a pleasant Day for a Death Cafe - our third of the year here in Lancaster County.

Very positive comments from the participants; so we'll be looking at another in a month or so.


Death Cafe Topeka Write up

Posted by Laura Burton on Feb. 14, 2017, 2:53 p.m.

We had waaaay more people than we expected for our first Death Cafe in Topeka. Nearly 40 people crammed into our space to participate in the conversation, with a wide range of ages and expertise. We're brainstorming how to handle the big crowd for next time.

Topics included what it means to have a "good death," what's important to us as we die, and our culture's avoidance of death. The Death of Ivan Ilyich was referenced a number of times and several of the participants hope to read it before next time.

Participants also complimented the venue, cake and use of lovely vintage china for ...

Death Cafe in Devon Write up

Posted by Nixie James-Scott on Feb. 13, 2017, 6:17 p.m.

We had a great turnout of 15 people to our Pop Up Death Cafe Devon on Saturday at Lucy Bett's lovely East Town Cafe in Crediton...Lots of interesting conversations around End of Life issues, funeral choices and many more....some serious, some hilarious! The overall feel at the end was that it was a very worthwhile way of spending a Saturday afternoon...and definitely not morbid! Oh and a beautifully crafted, hand painted Elvis coffin too!

Death Cafe Calgary Write up

Posted by Death Cafe Calgary on Feb. 8, 2017, 8:35 a.m.

On Sunday, February 5, 14 people braved a snowfall warning to participate in stimulating conversations about death.  We had a great mix of regulars and new-comers, which made for a great experience in the dead of winter!  Thanks to Caffe Artigiano for great food, delicious drinks and a welcoming atmosphere! 


'Death Cafe' Seoul Write up

Posted by on Feb. 7, 2017, 12:27 a.m.

Death cafe  held 4Feb in Hyowon healing center.

manay people came cafe and talk.

they are happy to talk about Death and feel something meaningful others. 

Primer Death Cafe, Costa Rica Write up

Posted by Javier Morales on Feb. 4, 2017, 9:12 p.m. 1 comment

Our first Death Café was way better than we spected. It was in the center of San José, Costa Rica; in Apetico Coffee Shop. We've got the place, the cake and the people, but no plan whatsoever. We trusted a lot in the supposition that people would talk and discuss with little or no help. That was true. It was very fluent, exciting, funny and respectful.

We started around 3:10pm, in Apetico Coffee Shop with six people. The first part was presenting ourselves, talk about our interests and some experiences with death.
Two more people showed up around 3:40pm, so we finished our first round ...

Death Cafe in Stockbridge Write up

Posted by Bernadetta on Feb. 4, 2017, 7:34 a.m.

My very first Death Cafe took place on thursday with 10 people attending including myself!

I didn't realize (didn't I really?) it's a different level we get to know people and how deep, touching, happy-sad stories we get to listen to and share.

I was a bit nervous too but everyone who came, a mixture of friends, non friends, dance related bodies made a great fusion on offerings into the conversation.

Talking about Death made me once again reassured that talking about a difficult thing makes that thing more approchable, friendly, less isolated and maybe less scary? who knows what it's like when Death ...

Belleville, IL Death Cafe Write up

Posted by maggieboone on Feb. 1, 2017, 10:07 a.m.

Belleville Death Café welcomed five new participants at our January meeting. With a recent loss of a husband and a son, as well as one new participant diagnosed with Parkinson’s, the new participants were curious about what a Death Café was. They had questions and even though there never is a clear answer on why a husband doesn’t wake up, a son dies before mom and dad, or who will end up with a disease such as Parkinson’s, we were able to discuss the impact of death and dying. It was interesting to hear about the difference in the ability to cope with death.

The ...

Death Cafe in Lancaster, Pennsylvania Write up

Posted by BLLLINK on Jan. 29, 2017, 7:43 a.m.

Today's Death Cafe had a really good attendance - people from the area, ans several from other counties came as well; this second Death Cafe in two weeks was as well attended (28) as last week's (36).

Comments following the meeting were overwhelmingly enthusiastic and positive.

"Definitely attend one---the conversations will impact your thoughts on death and dying," said one participant.

"Death Cafe is a wonderful creation. I hope it continues. I will attend at least one more event before I decide whether it is something I should continue to attend. Thank you," wrote another.

We're now planning for the next Lancaster County Death Cafe sometime ...

Lebanon County Death Cafe Write up

Posted by BLLLINK on Jan. 21, 2017, 8:10 p.m.

Twenty intrepid souls showed up at the Lebanon Community Library for two hours of scintillating converstion.

Very engaging and caring talks.

Tasty cookies, too.


Lancaster County's first Death Cafe of the new year Write up

Posted by BLLLINK on Jan. 21, 2017, 7:59 p.m.

What a delightful afternoon at the gorgeous Manheim Township Public Library. Caring, compassionate and sincere conversations and wonderful cakes, coffee and tea.

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