Posted by JenniferSanfilippo

Hosted by Irondequoit Public Library


June 18, 2024

Start time:

6:00 p.m. (EST)

End time:

7:30 p.m. (EST)


1290 Titus Avenue


New York


United States



This Death Cafe has taken place

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About this Death Cafe

The purpose of a Death Café is to bring the taboo subject of death out into the open. A Death Cafe is a confidential, group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives, or themes. It is a discussion group rather than grief support or a counselling session.

The objective is 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives'.The non-profit organization supporting the movement to create space for these conversations is internationally known. Volunteer facilitators have been hosting Death Cafés around the world since 2011.

About Irondequoit Public Library

Jennifer Sanfilippo, End of Life Coach                   


Jennifer Sanfilippo is an engaging facilitator, adept at creating space for group members to explore their own thoughts and feelings on culturally taboo subjects.


After a successful career as a corporate responsibility and government affairs executive, Jennifer left the corporate world to develop a private executive coaching practice. As she was launching her consultancy, her husband became ill with a rare form of leukemia. He passed away six months after his diagnosis. Nine months later, Jennifer was called again to provide end of life cancer care for her father whose prostate cancer became metastatic.


As she tended to her profound grief, she found that helping others in crisis felt healing. Jennifer became a volunteer for the Crisis Text Line, providing emotional support for those in crisis. Simultaneously, she became certified as an end-of-life doula and started volunteering at a local hospice house.


Jennifer is as charming as she is intelligent. Her ability to support meaningful conversations with empathy and well-placed humor is masterful. At a time when people seem to be moving away from each other, Jennifer feels not only compelled, but called to bring people together through our shared human experience.

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