Death Cafe profile for DeathCafeIowa


Location: United States

https://www.facebook.com/deathcafedesmoines/

About DeathCafeIowa:

Hello! We are Buffy and Becca, of the Young Bereavement Professionals Group located in Des Moines, Iowa. We started hosting monthly Death Cafes back in September of 2015 and absolutely love being able to host them for our community! They have been pretty successful with multiple regulars that come to our Death Cafes.



What brings you to Death Cafe?

The conversation! It is always so interesting to see what people want to talk about and where the conversation goes during our time together.


What would you like your legacy to be?

Just like Death Cafe's motto...to help “increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives”!


Thoughts for sharing:

Death is not the opposite of life, death is the opposite of birth.


Contact DeathCafeIowa



DeathCafeIowa's posts on the Death Cafe website


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa Online CST

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Sept. 30, 2020, 3:55 p.m.



With Bereavement Professionals Group

Oct. 20, 2020, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

Free

Join Death Cafe Iowa for our next Death Cafe via Zoom! While we have to be physically distant that doesn't mean we can't be social. If you are ...



Death Cafe write up: Online Death Cafe Iowa CST

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Sept. 16, 2020, 10:45 a.m.

For our September Death Café Iowa we met on Zoom. Buffy Peters and Becca Suvalsky from the Bereavement Professionals Group facilitated the group. In total there were 7 people in attendance, 2 men and 5 women, and participants ranged in ages and professions. We had individuals join from California, Connecticut, Florida, and Iowa. Several interesting topics were brought forward for discussion.

 
A few topics included:  

Elliot Dallen article from the Guardian: One member brought an article by a young man who was actively dying from terminal cancer. The author talked about how by not avoiding death he was not avoiding life. Another member mentioned that we need to ...



Death Cafe: Online Death Cafe Iowa CST

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Aug. 20, 2020, 9:20 a.m.



With Bereavement Professionals Group

Sept. 15, 2020, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

Free


Death Cafe write up: Online Death Cafe Iowa CST

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Aug. 19, 2020, 3:14 p.m.


 

For our August 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 California, New Jersey, and Iowa. Several interesting topics were brought forward for discussion.

 


Topics included:

 

Lifeweb360: LifeWeb360 is a memorialization website where people can create a LifeWeb account for a loved one who has died. Friends and family members can leave messages, videos, and pictures of the person. We discussed how a lot of funeral homes have something like this ...



Death Cafe: Online Death Cafe Iowa CST

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on July 22, 2020, 1:59 p.m.



With Bereavement Professionals Group

Aug. 18, 2020, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

Free


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa Central Time

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on June 24, 2020, 2:54 p.m.



With Bereavement Professionals Group

July 21, 2020, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

Free


Death Cafe write up: May Iowa Virtual Death Cafe

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on May 26, 2020, 9:18 a.m.

For our May Death Café Iowa we met on Zoom. Buffy Peters and Becca Suvalsky from the Bereavement Professionals Group facilitated the group. In total there were 14 people in attendance, 2 men and 12 women, and participants ranged in ages and professions. Several members had to jump off before we were able to take the picture. We had individuals join from California, Florida, Iowa, and Colorado. It has been really fun to meet different people from across the county that also want to talk about death. Several interesting topics were brought forward for discussion.


Topics included:

Alternative funerals: Several members shared examples of alternative funerals and how ...



Death Cafe: May Iowa Virtual Death Cafe

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on April 28, 2020, 8:18 a.m.



With The Bereavement Professionals Group

May 19, 2020, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

Free


Death Cafe write up: April Death Cafe Online

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on April 28, 2020, 8:14 a.m.


 

For our April Death Café Iowa we took the plunge and went virtual with a Zoom meeting! Buffy Peters from the Bereavement Professionals Group facilitated the group. In total there were 5 people in attendance, 1 man and 4 women, and participants ranged in ages and professions. One exciting addition was a member from California that was a Death Doula! Several interesting topics were brought forward for discussion.

 

Topics included:

 

Death doulas

 

Obituaries and what we would or would not want to include in ours. One member commented “how do you fit a big life into a little obit?” Another member shared that she wrote two for her ...



Death Cafe: April Death Cafe Online

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on April 7, 2020, 1:49 p.m.



With Bereavement Professionals Group

April 21, 2020, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

Free


Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Feb. 19, 2020, 3:17 p.m.

 

For February’s Death Café Iowa we met at Palmers Deli & Market on Ingersoll. Buffy Peters and Becca Suvalsky (members of the Young Bereavement Professionals Group) facilitated the group. We had 6 people in attendance, 1 man and 5 women, and participants ranged in ages and professions. Several interesting topics were brought forward for discussion during this month’s death café. Topics included obituaries, the podcast “Adventures of Memento Mori”, and how our belief systems determine how we respond to death. Each group member shared openly and we had a great conversation. We look forward to more interesting and insightful conversations next month.

 



Death Cafe: March Death Cafe Des Moines

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Feb. 19, 2020, 2:57 p.m.



With Berevement Professionals Group

March 24, 2020, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central )

Free


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Jan. 27, 2020, 11:14 a.m.



With Bereavement Professionals Group

Feb. 18, 2020, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

Free


Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Jan. 22, 2020, 1:47 p.m.


 

For January’s Death Café Iowa we met at Palmers Deli & Market on Ingersoll. Buffy Peters and Becca Suvalsky (members of the Young Bereavement Professionals Group) facilitated the group. We had 11 people in attendance, 3 men and 8 women, and participants ranged in ages and professions. We had several new group members in attendance this month. Several interesting topics were brought forward for discussion during this month’s death café. Topics included the choice to stop eating at the end of life, the movie “Just Mercy”, and how members might feel if they knew they knew they were going to die in the next 10 minutes. We ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Dec. 30, 2019, 1:39 p.m.

 

For December’s Death Café Iowa we met at Palmers Deli & Market on Ingersoll. Buffy Peters and Becca Suvalsky (members of the Bereavement Professionals Group) facilitated the group. We had four people in attendance, 3 women and 1 man, and participants ranged in ages and professions. Members brought several interesting topics to the group this month. We had a really good conversation at this month’s Death Café.

 

 

 

One group member brought an article that discussed the history of death certificates. This lead to a really interesting conversation about birth and death certificates. We also discussed the importance of having a death certificate and what it is used ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Dec. 30, 2019, 12:53 p.m.



With Bereavement Professionals Group

Jan. 21, 2020, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

Free


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Dec. 12, 2019, 12:38 p.m.



With Bereavement Professionals Group

Dec. 17, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

Free


Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Oct. 16, 2019, 11:35 a.m.



With Bereavement Professionals Group

Nov. 19, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

Free


Death Cafe write up: October Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Oct. 16, 2019, 10:54 a.m.

For October’s Death Cafe Iowa we met at Palmers Deli & Market on Ingersoll. Buffy Peters and Becca Suvalsky (members of the Bereavement Professionals Group) facilitated the group. We had three people in attendance, 2 women and 1 man, and participants ranged in ages and professions. Members brought several interesting topics to the group this month.

We have recently noticed a growing number of podcasts that discuss death and dying. One group member started listing to a new podcast called “Last Day” that discusses the opioid epidemic and shares some stories of individual's last day before they died from a drug overdose. Another podcast that was mentioned ...



Death Cafe: October Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Sept. 19, 2019, 9:56 a.m.



With Bereavement Professionals Group

Oct. 15, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

Free


Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Aug. 22, 2019, 11:50 a.m.

 

For Augusts Death Café Iowa we met at Palmers Deli & Market on Ingersoll. Buffy Peters and Becca Suvalsky (member of the Bereavement Professionals Group) facilitated the group. We had 8 people in attendance, 3 men and 5 women, and participants ranged in ages and professions.

 

Members brought several interesting topics to the group this month.

Several group members brought things to discuss such how religion influences our feelings about death, leaving a legacy, and ceremonial traditions after someone has died. Another group member brought up the book “Finishing Strong” by Barbara Coombs Lee which sparked a lot of conversation about the organization “Compassionate Choices” and member’s opinions ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on July 18, 2019, 3:38 p.m.



With Bereavement Professionals Group

Aug. 20, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

Free


Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on July 18, 2019, 3:09 p.m.

 

For June’s Death Café Iowa we met at Palmers Deli & Market on Ingersoll. Buffy Peters and Becca Suvalsky (member of the Bereavement Professionals Group) facilitated the group. We had 8 people in attendance, 1 man and 7 women, and participants ranged in ages and professions.

 

Members brought several interesting topics to the group this month.

 

Several group members brought things to discuss such as the book dying well by Ira Byock. A few of the group members are actually part of a book club that is going to be starting the book in September. Another group member brought up the topic of what happens when someone dies ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on June 19, 2019, 1:42 p.m.



With Berevement Professionals Group

July 16, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

Free


Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on June 19, 2019, 1:19 p.m.

For June’s Death Café Iowa we met at Palmers Deli & Market on Ingersoll. Becca Suvalsky (member of the Bereavement Professionals Group) facilitated the group. We had 8 people in attendance, 2 men and 6 women, and participants ranged in ages and professions.

Members brought several interesting topics to the group this month.

Several group members brought things to discuss such as an article that was published a number of years ago form the “End Well” conference in San Francisco. The article discussed using natural relaxants such cannabis and psilocybin mushrooms for those suffering. These drugs have been linked to dramatically helping those who are at the end ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on May 23, 2019, 1:12 p.m.



With Bereavment Professionals group

June 18, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

Free


Death Cafe: May Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on April 19, 2019, 11:59 a.m.



With Bervement Professionals Group

May 21, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central )

Free


Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on April 18, 2019, 2:10 p.m.

 

April’s death café Iowa was held at Palmers deli & market on Ingersoll. Buffy Peters (member of the Bereavement Professionals Group) facilitated the group. Five members were in attendance this month including two males and three females. All participants ranged in ages and professions.

 

Members this month brought several interesting topics to discuss including the use of DNA tests to predict at what age you will die. The research has shown to be 76% accurate. Several members also discussed a few books that group members have heard about and/or read. The books were “Being Mortal”, “The Slow Death of Nancy Coran”, and “When Breath Becomes Air”. That ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on March 27, 2019, 12:49 p.m.

 

For March’s Death Café Iowa we met at a Plymouth Place on Ingersoll. Buffy Peters and Becca Suvalsky (members of the Young Bereavement Professionals Group) facilitated the group. We had 9 people in attendance, 1 man and 8 women, and participants ranged in ages and professions.

 

Members brought several new interesting topics to the group this month. Topics included the Scro Machine by Dr. Philip Narco which is a portable nitrogen machine in Sweden that is being used to assist in death with dignity. The group also discussed animal taxidermy, donating body to science, and a recent article about a body farm in Colorado that has been ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on March 27, 2019, 11:40 a.m.


With Young Bereveament Professionals Group

April 16, 2019, 6.15 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central )

Free


Practitioners question: Survey's

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on March 19, 2019, 3:56 p.m.


Looking for some clarification on what to do with the surveys when they are finished? Do we need to keep them after we have read through them?

 

Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Feb. 25, 2019, 2:04 p.m.

 

February’s death café Iowa was held at Plymouth place on Ingersoll. Buffy Peters and Becca Suvalsky (members of the Young Bereavement Professionals Group) facilitated the group. We had 7 women in attendance. All participants ranged in ages and professions.

 

This month’s death café was a little smaller due to impending weather. However, the members that did attend brought several interesting topics to discuss. Topics included discussions about death with dignity and the book “Final Exit” by Derek Humphry. The group also discussed death of a pet, feelings when a loved one dies, and how group members wish to feel when they die. Several group members shared ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Feb. 25, 2019, 1:27 p.m.



With Buffy Peters

March 19, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central Time)

Free


Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Feb. 25, 2019, 1:25 p.m.

 

For January’s Death Café Iowa we met at a new location this month. The group met at Plymouth Place on Ingersoll. Buffy Peters and Becca Suvalsky (members of the Young Bereavement Professionals Group) facilitated the group. We had11 people in attendance, 4 men and 7 women, and participants ranged in ages and professions.

 

We had several new group members in attendance. Introductions focused on what brought the new and returning group members to death café. The overall consensus was curiosity. Several topics were brought forward for discussion during this month’s death café. Topics such as celebration of life services, death with dignity act, the Swedish death ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Jan. 9, 2019, 3:22 p.m.



With Young Berevement Professionals Group

Feb. 19, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

Free

 

The Young Bereavement Professionals Group hosts monthly Death Café's on the third Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30pm.

 

At a Death Café, people “eat cake and discuss death ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Jan. 8, 2019, 1:27 p.m.



With The Young Bereavement Professionals Group

Jan. 15, 2019, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

Free


Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Iowa - June

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on July 9, 2018, 1 p.m.

We were a small group in June – largely due to the BEAUTIFUL weather we had that day—so there were just 4 of us.  We talked about:

 

·         “We Croak” app that send 6 random reminders throughout the day that you are going to die, along with a quote about death/living fully

·         That cremating and wearing jewelry in memory of a pet seems to be more acceptable that for the death of a person

·         Physician assisted suicide vs. death with dignity: the difference and importance of language

·         “Degrees” of suicide causes: mental illness, physical illness, doctor assisted, revenge, self-preservation

·         Suicide attempts at the border (separation of families)

·         The ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Iowa - May

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on May 17, 2018, 12:46 p.m.


It will come as no surprise that our 2018 May Death Café was another wonderful event!  We had 11 people participating, including three first-timers.  Our topics this month included:

Being the person to ask “How was the funeral?”

Diane’s “Dead Spread” Pinterest board

Creating a “Death Box”, which includes things like pictures you would like used at your funeral, your obituary, list of favorite things, list of things NOT wanted, who to notify (and not notify) when you die

Several people in the group have read and recommended Being Mortal, which also has a documentary by the same name.

TED talks about obituaries

Running out of cemetery ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Iowa - April

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on May 14, 2018, 3:13 p.m.

Our Death Café was a great one in April!!!  We had 4 new people join us for the first time, three of which were students who were participating for extra credit in a Death as a Part of Life class through Iowa State University. 

As is often the case when we have new people in our group, part of the conversation revolved around grief and how to approach it in our own lives as well as how to talk to grieving people.  We discussed using the concrete word ‘DIED’, especially with children, grief platitudes and telling grievers how to feel, being grief-shamed, and secondary losses.  We also talked ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Iowa - March

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on March 26, 2018, 10:50 a.m.


We had a GREAT Death Café this month, where we talked about home funerals, attending our first funerals as children (and how that impression formed our opinions as adults), differences between visiting a healthy grandparent and seeing them at time of death, the importance of talking about people who have died, Amish death customs, reincarnation, mediums, dreaming of loved ones, restorative arts for open-casket funerals, invitation-only funerals, and of course, cats, ducklings, and goslings. J



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa - December

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Jan. 29, 2018, 3:18 p.m.



With Young Bereavement Professionals Group

Dec. 18, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

0

When you arrive at Death Cafe, we have two questions for you: What is your name, and why did you choose to come tonight?  You can choose to participate by ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa - November

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Jan. 29, 2018, 3:17 p.m.



With Young Bereavement Professionals Group

Nov. 20, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

0

When you arrive at Death Cafe, we have two questions for you: What is your name, and why did you choose to come tonight?  You can choose to participate by ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa - October

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Jan. 29, 2018, 3:17 p.m.



With Young Bereavement Professionals Group

Oct. 16, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

0

When you arrive at Death Cafe, we have two questions for you: What is your name, and why did you choose to come tonight?  You can choose to participate by ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa - September

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Jan. 29, 2018, 3:17 p.m.



With Young Bereavement Professionals Group

Sept. 18, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

0

When you arrive at Death Cafe, we have two questions for you: What is your name, and why did you choose to come tonight?  You can choose to participate by ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa - August

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Jan. 29, 2018, 3:16 p.m.



With Young Bereavement Professionals Group

Aug. 21, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

0

When you arrive at Death Cafe, we have two questions for you: What is your name, and why did you choose to come tonight?  You can choose to participate by ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa - July

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Jan. 29, 2018, 3:16 p.m.



With Young Bereavement Professionals Group

July 17, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

0

When you arrive at Death Cafe, we have two questions for you: What is your name, and why did you choose to come tonight?  You can choose to participate by ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa - June

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Jan. 29, 2018, 3:15 p.m.



With Young Bereavement Professionals Group

June 19, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

FREE

When you arrive at Death Cafe, we have two questions for you: What is your name, and why did you choose to come tonight?  You can choose to participate by ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa - May

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Jan. 29, 2018, 3:14 p.m.



With Young Bereavement Professionals Group

May 15, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

0

When you arrive at Death Cafe, we have two questions for you: What is your name, and why did you choose to come tonight?  You can choose to participate by ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa - April

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Jan. 29, 2018, 3:14 p.m.



With Young Bereavement Professionals Group

April 17, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

0

When you arrive at Death Cafe, we have two questions for you: What is your name, and why did you choose to come tonight?  You can choose to participate by ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa - March

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Jan. 29, 2018, 3:12 p.m.



With Young Bereavement Professionals Group

March 20, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

0

When you arrive at Death Cafe, we have two questions for you: What is your name, and why did you choose to come tonight?  You can choose to participate by ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa - February

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Jan. 29, 2018, 3:12 p.m.



With Young Bereavement Professionals Group

Feb. 20, 2018, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

0

When you arrive at Death Cafe, we have two questions for you: What is your name, and why did you choose to come tonight?  You can choose to participate by ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Nov. 27, 2017, 10:54 a.m.


November’s Death Café was small but mighty. While we only had 4 participants, they were all part of our regular group so we were all comfortable with one another and that help lead to a deeper conversation.

Our topics varied widely. We talked about the idea of a celebration of life and the need for those left behind to feel open to mourn the loss of someone they love. We talked about veterans, the struggles they come back to in civilian life, and the ever increasing suicide rate for their population. We talked about grieving over the loss of things and the things people say to try ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Oct. 24, 2017, 3:18 p.m.


Our October Death Café was a bittersweet one to say the least. Carrie Bauer, Buffy Peters and Carmen Elliott (members of the Young Bereavement Professionals Group) are the facilitators for the group and this was the last Death Café in Iowa for Carrie as she has accepted a position in Colorado. Hopefully she can find Death Café people out there but the Iowa Death Café people had to say our goodbyes to Carrie.

After catching up during this Death Café we started talking about cremation jewelry. One participant recently had a dog die and brought some of the cremation jewelry she purchased online. That spurred an interesting conversation ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Sept. 26, 2017, 11:54 a.m.


Our September Death Café marked our 2 year anniversary of meeting regularly in the Des Moines area! Carrie was so kind of bring a special cake with a “2” candle for participants to enjoy. Carrie Bauer, Buffy Peters and Carmen Elliott (members of the Young Bereavement Professionals Group) facilitated the group and there were 7 people in attendance, 6 women and 1 men.

Some of our regulars had been on a tour of Woodland Cemetery in Des Moines the week before they discussed that tour. Another topic that was discussed was the idea of mourning wear and jewelry to commemorate people who have died. One participant found a ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on Aug. 22, 2017, 10:41 a.m.


For our August’s Death Café Iowa we met at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway in West Des Moines, Iowa. Carrie Bauer and Buffy Peters (members of the Young Bereavement Professionals Group) facilitated the group. There were 10 people in attendance, 8 women and 2 men, and participants ranged in ages and professions.

 

Because most of the group has been to our Death Café’s before introductions tended to focus on updates and thoughts since the last Death Café. Some topics that sprung were the importance of talking more openly about death, questions and ideas about what to include in wills, who should be the executor, family traditions ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on July 25, 2017, 1:54 p.m.



With The Young Bereavement Professionals Group

Dec. 19, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

FREE!

This will be a fun evening bringing people together in a positive and safe setting for open conversation about all aspects of death, dying and living. Not a support group ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on July 25, 2017, 1:49 p.m.



With The Young Bereavement Professionals Group

Nov. 21, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

FREE!

This will be a fun evening bringing people together in a positive and safe setting for open conversation about all aspects of death, dying and living. Not a support group ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on July 25, 2017, 1:48 p.m.



With The Young Bereavement Professionals Group

Oct. 17, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

FREE!

This will be a fun evening bringing people together in a positive and safe setting for open conversation about all aspects of death, dying and living. Not a support group ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on July 24, 2017, 3:20 p.m.



With Young Bereavement Professionals Group

Sept. 19, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

FREE!

This will be a fun evening bringing people together in a positive and safe setting for open conversation about all aspects of death, dying and living. Not a support group ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on July 19, 2017, 11:39 a.m.



With The Young Bereavement Professionals Group

Aug. 15, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

No charge

This will be a fun evening bringing people together in a positive and safe setting for open conversation about all aspects of death, dying and living. Not a support group ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on July 19, 2017, 10:36 a.m.


July’s Death Café was the 7th for Death Café Iowa of the year. For this meeting we met at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway in West Des Moines, Iowa. Carrie Bauer and Buffy Peters (members of the Young Bereavement Professionals Group) facilitated the group. We had 7 people (all women) in attendance ranging in ages and professions. Introductions seemed to focus on events that has happened in our lives since the last Death Café. We talked quite a bit about Jon Underwood’s death, funeral and the legacy he left behind. Other topics initially discussed were a member’s trip to China and the quality of ...



Death Cafe write up: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on July 19, 2017, 10:03 a.m.


This was the 6th for the Death Café Iowa Group for 2017. We met at Caribou Coffee on Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa. Carrie Bauer, Carmen Elliott, and Buffy Peters (members of the Young Bereavement Professionals Group) facilitated the group. We had 9 people (8 women, 1 man) in attendance and they ranged in ages and professions.  Some topics that came up during introductions were: green cremation, cremation by freezing, wanting an ‘advanced directive kit’, sound wave tattoos and the app that makes listening to your loved ones voice via the sound wave tattoo possible, cremated remains in an urn in a stuffed animal (comforting for ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on July 12, 2017, 9:33 a.m.



With The Young Bereavement Professionals Group

July 18, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

None

Death Café is a casual event that brings people together in a fun, positive and safe setting for open conversation about all aspects of death, dying and living. This Death ...



Death Cafe: Death Cafe Iowa

Posted by DeathCafeIowa on July 12, 2017, 9:32 a.m.



With The Young Bereavement Professionals Group

June 20, 2017, 6.00 p.m. - 7.30 p.m. (Central)

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Death Café is a casual event that brings people together in a fun, positive and safe setting for open conversation about all aspects of death, dying and living. This Death ...





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