About this Death Cafe
Let’s Talk about Death
Ben Franklin listed death as one of the two certainties in life, yet we often live our lives avoiding thinking about death and dying. Surprisingly, people from cultures like Bhutan, where folks contemplate their mortality on a daily basis are found to be happier, perhaps because remembering life is finite may help them keep priorities straight and focus on what matters. It is certain that people who are open to considering their death have a tool in place to make their own end of life more meaningful and enjoy a more rewarding closure.
Having worked in hospice for years, we see that denial and fear of death continue to be major issues. So many people and their families miss out on the chance to have important last conversations and opportunities for closure because death is such a taboo subject in our culture. It is our hope that providing Death Cafes to the community will help people be able to face their death more honestly and openly, paving the way for a richer experience.
Please join Carla and Peggy on zoom in an informal discussion of end of life, your wishes, hopes and concerns. We will take time to consider different aspects of death and dying, processing our own choices and in turn, enriching the meaning of our (finite) lives. We wish we could provide you with refreshments like a true Café, but given the virtual format that will be up to you.
Program is FREE, reservations are required.
The Harwich COA is co-sponsoring this Death Cafe with Broad Reach Hospice
About Carla Torres and Peggy Wilbur of Broad Reach Hospice
About Carla Torres, Administrator & Peggy Wilbur, grief care, Broad Reach Hospice
Peggy is the grief care counselor for Broad Reach Hospice and has worked as an MSW for decades, the last of which has been with hospice. Encouraging conversations about death and bringing death "out of the closet" is one of her passions.
Carla is the administrator of Broad Reach Hospice, a RN and has worked with hospices on Cape Cod for the last 20 years.
Contact the organiser of this Death Cafe