August Death Cafe Iowa
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 on the death with dignity act. We also discussed wills and the importance of preparing for one’s mortality. Group members shared how they would like to prepare or are preparing. Each member contributed personal examples and experiences throughout the death cafe. We look forward to more conversation next month!