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MWP Conversations: Embracing the End of Life

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First Unitarian Society

900 Mount Curve Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55403

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PRELIMINARY DRAFT

The MWP Conversations series is about using the power of women to shift narratives and effect change. At our April 13 event, the focus is on how to live well by intentionally preparing to die well. We bring together personal storytellers, end of life caregivers, and holistic artists to explore the conversations and rituals that help us embrace the end transition. The goal is for participants of all ages to come away with a greater appreciation of how to identify values and celebrate relationships as part of the process of letting go.

Social connections: 30 minutes

Visit tables, registration, water/tea/coffee and breakfast snacks

Tables might include: elder care facilities; dementia services; palliative, hospice and end-of-life specialists; Compassion & Choices legislation advocates…

Opening Session: 1 hour

INTENTIONAL GOODBYES: Storytellers/caregivers share unique perspectives about dying, as prelude to breakout sessions they will moderate.


Breakout Sessions (3 for morning, 3 for afternoon): 1.5 hour each

Elder Care

  • How to Choose the Right Space

  • Dementia for caregivers: the role of touch, smell, music

  • LGBTQ elder care options

Philosophy Circle

  • Open discussion: What do we think is ‘next?’

  • An atheist’s perspective

  • Going woo-woo: a conversation about energy

Caregiving Panel

  • End-of-life doulas and hospice caregivers

  • Bringing hospice care to children

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Planning Your End Ritual

  • Questions to prompt meaningful conversations for letting go

  • Planning a green burial/planning a home ritual

Policy

  • About Compassion & Choices status in MN

Experiential Exercises

  • Holistic approaches: meditation, massage

Mingling, food, and music: 1 hour

Tables, sit-down food, and entertainment

Concluding Group Conversation: 1 hour

Details and registration also accessible via: tinyurl.com/EmbracingEndofLife

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First Unitarian Society

900 Mount Curve Avenue

Minneapolis, MN 55403

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