Death Cafe & Covid-19

Never has there been such a need to talk about death and dying.

Never has there been such a need to talk about death and dying, and we are not able to meet each other face-to-face to do this, with as yet, no specified end.

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Welcome to Death Cafe

A Death Cafe is an event where people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death.

At a Death Cafe people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives.

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Talking about death

A Death Cafe is an agenda free discussion about death. So far we've held 11616 Death Cafes.

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To date we've held 11616 Death Cafes. These never involve agendas, advertising or set conclusions. Interesting conversations are guaranteed!

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Host a Death Cafe

People who adopt the model set out in our guide are welcome to set up their own Death Cafes. So far we've held Death Cafes in 74 countries.

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Support Death Cafe

Running Death Cafe is great fun but does take a lot of time. If you value this work please support us on Patreon.

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Recent posts

Death Cafe: Animal Companion Online Death Cafe CST

Posted by Michelle Stokotelny on Oct. 25, 2020, 12:26 p.m.



With Michelle Stokotelny

Nov. 28, 2020, 11.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. ((GMT-5:00) Winnipeg)

Accepts donations


Attending the café is absolutely free of charge, but if you feel so drawn to do so, Michelle encourages you to donate to Palliative Manitoba. 

Palliative Manitoba provides programs, services ...



Death Cafe: Brompton Cemetery Death Cafe (Online) GMT

Posted by BromptonCemeteryDeathCafe on Oct. 25, 2020, 5:07 a.m.



With Lia Shimada and the Friends of Brompton Cemetery

Nov. 5, 2020, 8.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (GMT)

Free


Come join us, over (virtual) coffee and cake, to chat about death.

Death Café is a safe place to explore your thoughts about death and loss, and to discuss them ...



Death Cafe: Online Death Cafe (Yorkshire UK) GMT

Posted by oasishelen on Oct. 24, 2020, 2:05 p.m.



With Helen Green

Nov. 10, 2020, 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m. (GMT)

Free


For three years we have been running a Death Cafe kindly hosted by The Oasis School of Human Relations in Boston Spa.  This will be our 21st Death Cafe and ...



Death Cafe: Virtual Death Cafe GMT

Posted by BrumYODO on Oct. 24, 2020, 8:22 a.m.



With Kath Day & Lis Whybrow

Nov. 5, 2020, 10.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. (GMT)

Accepts donations


Now more than ever we can benefit from talking openly about what is important to us and those we love. So we can hope for the best but plan for ...



Death Cafe: Virtual Death Cafe Napa PDT

Posted by omaigrace on Oct. 23, 2020, 5:54 p.m.



With OmaiGrace/NVUU

Nov. 19, 2020, 4.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. (PDT)

Accepts donations


November 2020’s Death Café Napa will be the 3rd Virtual Death Café hosted by Omaigrace. Past (and hopefully future post-pandemic) Death Café Napa were held at the Napa Valley ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Lansing (virtual) EST

Posted by Death Cafe Lansing on Oct. 23, 2020, 3:15 p.m.


With Megan Miller & Andi Earl

Jan. 2, 2021, 10.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. (Eastern)

Accepts donations


Join us for virtual Death Cafe Lansing! We will be meeting via video call (Zoom) - Just click this link to join:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2309008661?pwd=WWkyNWp1WlAzbGJNTW54WjJ1L3V2dz09

(Meeting ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Lansing (virtual) EST

Posted by Death Cafe Lansing on Oct. 23, 2020, 3:13 p.m.


With Megan Miller & Andi Earl

Dec. 23, 2020, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Eastern)

Accepts donations


Join us for virtual Death Cafe Lansing! We will be meeting via video call (Zoom) - Just click this link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2309008661?pwd=WWkyNWp1WlAzbGJNTW54WjJ1L3V2dz09

(Password ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Lansing (virtual) EST

Posted by Death Cafe Lansing on Oct. 23, 2020, 3:13 p.m.


With Megan Miller & Andi Earl

Dec. 9, 2020, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Eastern)

Accepts donations


Join us for virtual Death Cafe Lansing! We will be meeting via video call (Zoom) - Just click this link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2309008661?pwd=WWkyNWp1WlAzbGJNTW54WjJ1L3V2dz09

(Password ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Lansing (virtual) EST

Posted by Death Cafe Lansing on Oct. 23, 2020, 3:12 p.m.


With Megan Miller & Andi Earl

Nov. 25, 2020, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Eastern)

Accepts donations


Join us for virtual Death Cafe Lansing! We will be meeting via video call (Zoom) - Just click this link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2309008661?pwd=WWkyNWp1WlAzbGJNTW54WjJ1L3V2dz09

(Password ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Lansing (virtual) EST

Posted by Death Cafe Lansing on Oct. 23, 2020, 3:11 p.m.


With Megan Miller & Andi Earl

Nov. 11, 2020, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (Eastern)

Accepts donations


Join us for virtual Death Cafe Lansing! We will be meeting via video call (Zoom) - Just click this link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2309008661?pwd=WWkyNWp1WlAzbGJNTW54WjJ1L3V2dz09

(Password ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Raleigh

Posted by heather@rfhr.com on Oct. 23, 2020, 2:51 p.m.



With Renaissance Funeral Home and Atria Oakridge

Oct. 29, 2020, 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (United States)

Accepts donations


No food offerings will be permitted due to the restrictions from Covid-19 -- Masks will be required and social distancing observed.  We will also be streaming on the Death Cafe Raleigh ...



Death Cafe: Online November Death Cafe Iowa CST

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Oct. 23, 2020, 10:28 a.m.



With Bereavement Professionals Group

Nov. 17, 2020, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

Free



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Iowa Online CST

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Oct. 23, 2020, 10:16 a.m.

For our October Death Café Iowa we met on Zoom. Buffy Peters and Becca Suvalsky from the Bereavement Professionals Group facilitated the group. In total there were 5 people in attendance, 2 men and 3 women, and participants ranged in ages and professions. We had individuals join from Minnesota, Canada, and Iowa. Death Café Iowa is officially international now J.

Several interesting topics were brought forward for discussion. 


A few topics included:   

Death experiences: Members discussed and shared personal stories of witnessing someone die. Everyone’s death experience is so different. One member shared about the program, No One Dies Alone (NODA). Several hospitals have this program in ...



Death Cafe: Online Southcentral PA Death Cafe EST

Posted by BLLLINK on Oct. 23, 2020, 6:59 a.m.



With Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources | Service Area 13 partners' netowrk

Nov. 9, 2020, 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. (eastern)

Free



Death Cafe: Online Death Cafe Crowthorne GMT

Posted by anniec on Oct. 23, 2020, 5:30 a.m.



With AnnieC

Nov. 3, 2020, 4.30 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. (uk)

Accepts donations


This Death Cafe is nomally in person at Beaton's Tearooms however due to coronavirus we are meeting on line for the present.

We are limited to 12 attendees to ...