March Death Cafe Iowa
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 in the news recently. A few topics were repeated from last month including Swedish Death Cleaning and bucket lists. Each member contributed personal examples and experiences throughout the death cafe.