About this Death Cafe
This is a POTLUCK! We are *about Community*! Bring a dish to share, and please consider labeling it if there is any kind of meat, if it's vegetarian or vegan, and whether the dish is gluten-free. I'll have labeling materials available there. Alternatively, you can bring your own prepared meal. And bring what you want to drink, too. "First timers" -- we will feed you!!
903 Eno Street is a separate building on the left side of Eno UMC, with a "Fellowship Hall" sign on the house's front. Pastor Rich Greenway has generously offered this sweet space to us and fully supports our community meeting's purpose. There's even a community garden right in front. If you have a disinclination for being inside churches, this is actually a great little house next door. It has a full kitchen, clean bathroom, tables, chairs, and the house is all ours that evening! Ahhh, quiet! Well, except when the 6:56 train goes by ;) Street parking, with lights.
About Neidra L. Clark
Neidra L. Clark is an End Of Life Doula (EOLD) and an advocate for conscious dying. When she was 28 years old, her husband received a stage IV cancer diagnosis. That set of profound experiences provided firsthand knowledge which shaped her future and helped her discover a passion for helping people. Since 1996, Neidra has offered several natural healing modalities and means of self-empowerment for people desiring to better their health. She has served her communities by providing complimentary health research reports upon request, and continues to support others by volunteering services or offering them at reduced rates. Having been by the bedside of many dying individuals (including her own near-death experience at age 15), whether family, friend, or animal companion, Neidra feels she has what she considers a healthy perspective of death. It became clear that not everyone shares this outlook, or even talks much about death, so she sought means for people to have permission to express themselves. Enter: Death Cafe. Now as an End Of Life Doula, she supports the dying and their families through legacy creation, vigil planning, funeral preparations including home funerals (she is also an Ordained Celebrant), caregiver support, and early grief work. Resulting from her professional training, experiences with death and the dying, and attending area Death Cafes for two years, Neidra believes that a Death Cafe is the perfect safe space to invite her small-town community to come participate in enlightening conversations about death that inevitably lead many people to live their lives more fully. Death Cafe - Hillsborough was founded by Neidra in October 2018.