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Saturday Nov 2: Workshops – Living Well by Planning for Death

Choose from two half-day sessions or the full day session.

Lunch and Optional Meditation

There will be a break for lunch from 12 noon to 1:15 p.m. Bring a bag lunch and join others from the morning session if desired. Fruit, muffins, and coffee will be provided. 

There will be an optional 25-minute guided meditation activity for those interested from 12:35 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Half-day Sessions

9 a.m. – 12 noon Advance Care Directives, presented by Dying with Dignity

Delivered by the local Dying with Dignity team and using a new workbook this interactive session will help you complete exercises on defining your personal Advanced Care plans or prepare you for helping other family members.

When: Saturday, November 2nd, 9 a.m. – 12 noon  

Where: 603 Wellington Crescent (map and parking)

Cost: Free – must register in advance

Sign up: Eventbrite sign-up link coming soon.

1:15 – 3:30 pm Planning a Memorial Service for yourself and others

Join Rev. Meghann Robern for an interactive workshop on planning a memorial service for yourself or others. Leave the afternoon with a workbook package full of notes and ideas for future reference.

When: Saturday November 2nd 1:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  

Where: 603 Wellington Crescent (map and parking)

Cost: Free – must register in advance

Sign up: Eventbrite sign-up link coming soon.

Full-day Workshop 

9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. “How to talk about Death”

 “How to talk about Death” Communications Workshop – a doing death better” course content by Sarah Kerr, PhD, Death Doula ( Same content as Friday) Content developed by Sarah Kerr, PhD and Death Doula, covers five key areas and incorporates video segments, facilitated group discussion, personal reflection and workbook exercises. Facilitated by Liz Redston.

When: Saturday November 2nd 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

Where: 603 Wellington Crescent (map and parking)

Cost: $35 Special offer: This program is normally $169 if enrolled online independently through Sarah Kerr’s website. We have a special license to deliver her valuable content.

Sign up: Eventbrite sign-up link coming soon.

Additional Information

This workshop content includes the following five key areas of communication:

  1. Why talking about the death is hard and why it is important
  2. Conversations to have when you are young or healthy
  3. Skills for staying clear and present in difficult conversations
  4. Conversations to have when you know death is coming soon
  5. Goodbye conversations at the deathbed

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