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Workshop: Plan Your After-Death Care
Sun, April 23, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
*****A limited number of sliding scale spaces are available! Please contact us directly if you require this option.*****
Join us for a heart-centred and informative workshop to learn about some important components of after-death care: ceremony honouring the end-of-life, and disposition of the human remains.
We will explore questions such as, "How do I keep my ceremony simple and economical?", "What eco-friendly burial options are available in the Guelph area?", and "How do I talk to my loved ones about my end-of-life wishes?"
This is a death-positive space, in which we will share and reflect with the purpose of making concrete developments in each of our after-death plans.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is for people who are interested in having open and direct conversations about death and dying. It is for people, of any age, who may or may not be expecting death soon. If you want to learn about options for after-death care, and/or want to develop your after-death plans, this workshop is appropriate for you. Content will include (but is not limited to) ecologically-friendly and community-minded alternatives.
We are open to all spiritual or religious beliefs or non-beliefs. This space is welcoming to LGBTQ+ folks.
What will I gain from this workshop?
We intend for each participant to leave with a more concrete plan for their post-death care. We have designed the workshop such that each participant will have the chance to personally reflect on their own values and end-of-life wishes, and articulate something concrete on paper. Each participate will also have the chance to formulate personalized "next steps" that will keep their death-planning process in flow after the workshop.
What will the workshop NOT cover?
We do not intend to cover other important aspects of death, such as the following: advanced directives, wills and executor duties; estate planning and financial decisions; and physician-assisted death. These important topics may come up in our discussions; they are not central to the purpose of this workshop.
More questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us directly!