Speaking of Dying, Video and Workshop Series

January 23rd, 2017 by Cynthia

Fear of dying is most often fear of the unknown. Because of this fear, far too many of us die in ways we would not wish to— often in ICU’s, tethered to feeding tubes, in intolerable pain, or unconscious and unable to say a meaningful goodbye to our life and those we care about.

Sunday, February 12 at 11:30 a.m., we will screen the video, Speaking of Dying, which captures the importance of individuals and groups speaking openly about all aspects of the dying process. Most of all, Speaking of Dying will help you believe that your can have a peaceful and meaningful ending that will be a gift to you and to your loved ones.  The interviews and stories in this 30-minute documentary reveal the complexities of end-of-life choices in today’s medical environment while also demonstrating resources and attitudes that can empower us. We have more control over where and how we die than we may think. Good and peaceful endings are possible— if we speak openly about dying.

The video is followed by four workshops on February 26, March 5, 11 & 19 where we explore in depth how we can prepare to die well.

This series is strongly encouraged for everyone, whether for yourself, or as you work with aging elders to make their own end-of-life decisions.

The cost is $125 per person or $200 per couple. Scholarship assistance is available.

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