April's death cafe


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 discussion lead to several group members discussing the different things they have heard people say when someone is dying or has died. A group member mentioned a movie called “End Well” where a doctor goes into schools and provides death education. Group members agreed that it would be nice to have something like that in Iowa to help educate people on what to say. April’s death café was insightful and full of very interesting topics. All members in attendance enjoyed meeting at Palmers and getting to enjoy the weather while having a meaningful conversation.


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