What we’re about
Death Café is an open group meeting that gathers about every 6-8 weeks-ish, to enjoy refreshments and talk about death. Why? because unfortunately, this topic is uncomfortable and a Death Café can change that.
Topics range from personal stories, grief, rituals, aging, books, advice – to humor! — It is also okay to just come and listen. We are not, however, a support group for people who are actively grieving or in end-of-life planning stages.
Think: table-top-talk….topic? >>> death!
Free to attend
We ask attendees are 17 and older PLEASE!
You MUST RSVP. NO WALK-IN’s!
Call for more questions or email Diana@HeartwoodPreserve.com
CHECK US OUT: https://deathcafe.com/deathcafe/14349/
APRIL 25, 2021
4 PM – 5:30 PM
The Welcome Center @ Heartwood Preserve
4100 Starkey Blvd.
What is a Death Café?
We are a group of people, often strangers, we gather to eat sweets, enjoy coffee & tea…… and discuss death. It’s that simple.
A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.
A Death Café is a scheduled, non-profit get-together to escape the taboo of discussing death & dying.
We are participating in the Death Café movement, a life-affirming international social franchise started 9 years ago by Jon Underwood in London and later popularized by Lizzy Miles in the United States. Underwood developed the Death Café model based on the ideas of the Swiss sociologist Bernard Crettaz who, together with his anthropologist wife, studied funeral rites in their town and other cultures. When Crettaz’s wife died in 1999, he initiated meetings in local bistros to talk about death.
Death Cafes have spread quickly! As of today, there are 11552 Death Cafes in 73 countries since September 2011.
Death Café has no staff. We are run on a voluntary basis hosted by Diana Sayegh.
So, join us, your local, (Pasco County) WEST PASCO DEATH CAFE!
Ages 17+ please!!!
RSVP REQUIRED. No walk-in’s.
Not on ZOOM.
Bring your mask.
Call with questions (727) 376-5111
or email admin@HeartwoodPreserve.com
Need to know more? Visit: www.DEATHCAFE.com
*RSVP is required. No walk-in’s please.
This meeting will be a maximum limit of fifteen (15) attendees in order to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
** WEAR FACE MASK **
Interested? Curious? Hungry?
We are proud to host another West Pasco Death Café gathering in our big beautiful Welcome Center.
Your Hosts: Justin Martz, a local Yoga teacher-trainer along with Diana Sayegh, death-positive, Funeral Celebrant & the Manager of Heartwood invites participants to share their thoughts and feelings on #DEATH.
It’s an opportunity for safe and open exchanges, without an agenda.
Coffee, tea and cake are provided.
This is NOT an end-of-life planning event, bereavement group, or grief counseling.
For more about the Death Cafe movement, PLEASE visit deathcafe.com
Location: 4100 Starkey Blvd.
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
NOT ON ZOOM
*RSVP is required for this meet-up.
*This meeting will be a maximum limit of 15 attendees only.
*Free to attend.
*Please ages 17+.
or email info@HeartwoodPreserve.com
West Pasco Death Cafe is back!
Interested? Curious? Hungry?
Heartwood Preserve is proud to host West Pasco Death Café gatherings in their beautiful Welcome Center.
Your Hosts: Justin Martz, a Yoga teacher-trainer along with Diana Sayegh, death-positive, Funeral Celebrant and Manager of Heartwood invites participants to share their thoughts and feelings on death.
It’s an opportunity for safe and open exchanges, without an agenda. Coffee, tea and cake are provided.
This is not an end-of-life planning event, bereavement group, or grief counseling.
For more about the Death Cafe movement, visit deathcafe.com
***** 4100 Starkey Blvd., Trinity 34655
*RSVP is required.
This meeting will be a maximum limit of TEN (10) attendees in order to help curb the spread of Covid-19.
Face masks encouraged.
Please ages 17+.
POSTPONED UNTIL END OF APRIL
Eat cake · drink coffee · and talk about DEATH!
Thursday evening, March 19, at 7:00 PM is our upcoming Death Cafe.
We are a discussion group with no agenda, no objectives, or themes.
*We are not a grief support or counselling session of any kind*
No, it’s not morbid nor depressing – If you don’t believe us, stop by and join in. (Or, Just come and observe!)
Death Cafes are a comfortable, free, opportunity for people to get together and talk about all aspects of the end of life in a non-judgmental and open way. Death Cafes play an important role in the Death-Positivity Movement.
Your Hostess: Diana Sayegh, Manager of Heartwood.
To find out more about Death Cafe in general, please visit their website www.DeathCafe.com
Questions about this event? Contact Diana at:
**Your RSVP is required, please message us here or call (727) 376-5111
4100 Starkey Blvd., Trinity
“Death is simply a shedding of the physical body like the butterfly shedding its cocoon. It is a transition to a higher state of consciousness where you continue to perceive, to understand, to laugh, and to be able to grow.” ~
Continue reading “CANCELED: Death Cafe March 2020”
HEARTWOOD PRESERVE’S WELCOME CENTER
What is a Death Cafe? A group of people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, enjoy refreshments and discuss death. A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session.
A Death Cafe is a scheduled, non-profit get-together to escape the taboo of discussing death & dying.
Death Cafes are still somewhat unusual because death has always been a subject that people rarely to discuss… until someone gives you a comfortable place to do so.
Join us… let’s chat… and eat delicious cake!
Ages 17 + please.
Call with questions (727) 376-5111
or email Diana@HeartwoodPreserve.com
Need to know more? CLICK HERE TO EDUCATE YOURSELF!
Off Site Event
You’re Invited to a Death Café:
Join West Pasco Death Café for an informal gathering where you can safely share with others your questions, concerns and/or experiences regarding any of the many aspects of death. We offer an accessible, respectful and confidential space, free of discrimination, where people can express their views safely. There’s no intention of leading participants towards any particular conclusion, product or course of action. We are not however, a support group for people who are actively grieving or in any end-of-life planning stages.
We provide refreshments; however, the Oasis Coffee Spot has amazing coffee, tea and homemade soda for purchase.
Free to attend *conference room voluntary donation charge ?
We ask attendees are 18 and older please.
Ready to reserve your seat? Call 727-376-5111 space is limited!
We have noticed many inquiries & members have RSVP’d on Facebook and MeetUp … yet do not show up – if you would like to save your seat: please contact us (727) 376-5111 or mailto:INFO@HeartwoodPreserve.com ONLY