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Chatham Community Library To Host Program Centered Around Conversations on Death and Dying

Post Date:12/05/2019 12:48 PM

Chatham Community Library will host a discussion-focused  program surrounding death, dying, sorrow and grief on Saturday, December 14th beginning at 2:30 pm in the Holmes Meeting Room.

"Death and Cupcakes: Coffee, Cake, and Conversation" will be facilitated by the clinical director of heart2heart, Cathy 'Brooksie' Edwards, with music by Sheila Fleming.  The mission of heart2heart is to support individuals, families and communities as they navigate the living path during the dying time and beyond. heart2heart connects professional healers and musicians to individuals, families and communities seeking support and guidance as they navigate the living path of an illness or diagnosis. Together, participants and heart2heart develop a treatment plan that assist and encourages integration of body, spirit and imagination.

This “Death Cafe” style conversation is open ended, free flowing, and organic. From Advance Directives to honoring our ancestors, to home funerals and green burials to artistic expressions of grief, this program will offer a safe space to gather as a community and delve deeper into the topic of death, grief and all of its facets.  Death Cafes are directed discussions of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.

Coffee, tea and cupcakes will be served.

This event is free and open to the public. Funding for this event is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Chatham Community Library.



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