What (in the world) is a Death Café?! We are a friendly discussion group with no agenda, no objectives, or themes. Thoughts, feelings, and experiences are all relevant. We are not a grief support or counseling session of any kind.
Many report that participating in Death Cafés reduces their anxiety about death and dying (their own or their loved ones’), which can enhance the way we live in the present. Most people leave feeling connected and uplifted. Our hope is to have a safe place for people to come and make this more of a necessary conversation. Trying to make this topic not ‘taboo’.
Please ** No selling of any kind.
The large gathering room at Heartwood Preserve will Sponsor & host this event: coffee, tea & desserts will always be served.
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/
SUNDAY AFTERNOON JANUARY 31, 2021 4 PM – 5:30 PM The Welcome Center@ Heartwood Preserve 4100 Starkey Blvd. TRINITY 34655
What is a Death Café?
We are a group of people, often strangers, we gather to eat cake, enjoy 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.
So, join us, your local WEST PASCO DEATH CAFE! Let’s chat… and eat delicious cake!
RSVP REQUIRED. No walk-in’s.
Not on ZOOM.
Bring your mask.
Call with questions (727) 376-5111
or email admin@HeartwoodPreserve.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
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 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