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
THURSDAY OCTOBER 15, 2020 7 PM 4100 Starkey Blvd., TRINITY
What is a Death Cafe?
At a #DeathCafe people talk about death over tea and cake. Over 11,000 Death Cafes have been held in over 73 countries. A group of people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, enjoy tea 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!
Not on ZOOM.
Bring a mask.
Hosted by Diana & Justin
Call with questions (727) 376-5111 or email Diana@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
Doulagivers is the New Specialized Area of Non-Medical Health Care that is being embraced worldwide. Death Doulas are also known around the world as: end of life coaches, soul midwives, transition guides, death coaches, doula to the dying, end of life doulas, death midwives, and end of life guides.
Death Doulas are people who support people in the end of life process, much like a midwife or doula with the birthing process. It is “a new non-medical profession” that recognizes death as a sacred, natural, accepted, and honored part of life. One might say that death midwifery is to hospice palliative care as birth midwifery is to obstetrics. Death Doulas can do these services and so much more.
● Help create positive, empowering end of life plans
● Provide spiritual care, psychological and social support
● Suggest ideas for optimal physical comfort and safety
● Help plan home vigils, life reviews, obituaries, celebrations of life and more.
● Educate patients and families on the new and progressive options of home wakes and natural green burials.
Come for this FREE presentation and to receive a Peace of Mind Planner. Meet Cathy & ask questions.
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
**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.” ~