Florida Death with Dignity: SEMINAR

Sunday December 12

Death Café (3pm-4:30pm) followed by “Dying with Dignity” Seminar 4:30pm


4100 Starkey Blvd.

Trinity, FL 34655

Ph: (727) 376-5111



Florida Death with Dignity

How Florida Death with Dignity started:

Having always believed that there has to be a better way concerning how people die and the lack of openness about death in America, Tony came across the Death with Dignity website.  Enrolling in the Dignity 50 Roadmap Series led him to meeting Valerie Lovelace, Statewide Campaigns Director, Death with Dignity National Center (DDNC).  With guidance from DDNC, Tony accepted the challenge to organize and lead a grassroots movement to educate Floridians and work towards legislation for medical aid in dying. The group Florida Death with Dignity was founded in November 2020 and is an all-volunteer, independent, non-political, non-sectarian organization. 

Tony Ray, Founder FLDWD

“The greatest human freedom is to live and die according to our own desires and beliefs”


Tony Ray is a fifth generation Floridian born in Winter Haven surrounded by an extended family whose compassion for each other established a sense of community that guided his entire life.

As a retired Building Contractor who specialized in commercial buildings and custom homes in the Melbourne area since the 1980’s, now he is pursuing social issues he is passionate about.

Married for 26 years, he and his wife enjoy traveling and boating.


Want to learn more? RSVP YOUR SEAT NOW!

Email Heartwood:

admin@HeartwoodPreserve.com OR CALL (727) 376-5111

4100 Starkey Blvd., Trinity FL 34655

We request mask wearing and social distancing for all activities inside our Welcome Center





Talk & Tour: Natural Burial


Sunday ~ May 30th ~ 11:00 AM


Talk & Tour:

What is Natural Burial?

This educational Talk & Tour will last 1 hour.
Talk will be held in the Welcome Center: 4100 Starkey Blvd.,

where complimentary refreshments are provided.
There will be no selling – only shared information.

If you are considering GREEN, NATURAL or CONSERVATION BURIAL – join us –

There’s a lot to know, and there are myths and misconceptions.

*Tour will be brief and voluntary (please wear closed-toe shoes), approximately 10-15 minutes.

Call with questions (727) 376-5111

Seats are limited.



5/30/2021 at 11:00 am & RSVP


What is a Death Doula?

What is a Death Doula?

November 14 @ 1:00 pm 



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.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

1:00 PM – 3 PM

Bring masks please

15 RSVP’s only

4100 Starkey Blvd., TRINITY


Cathy Burdette CBP, CAT, RM, CEOLD

(954) 934 – 6929 call / text





“A good death is a fundamental right… It is important to know that you have control” ~ Cathy Burdette

Why Do We Burn the Woods?

Talk & Tour 

Why Do We Burn the Woods?

Our longleaf pine ecosystem depends on the regular occurrence of fire. We are planning a Prescribed Burn within the next few months.

 Learn about the importance of Prescribed Fire from Laura Starkey, Heartwood’s Executive Director, Land Manager & “Burn Boss”.


May 11

9:00 – 

10:30 AM


Come learn how Fire helps our woods remain healthy and vibrant.





Following our next burn, we will plan a special tour of the burn areas, so you can see for yourself the amazing and transformative effects of nature’s most incredible of tools: fire. 


Want to attend?

  • Please RSVP (727) 376-5111
  • Wear closed-toe shoes (NO SANDALS)
  • Dress for the weather
  • Bring your own water bottle, sunscreen, and insect repellantHeartwood Preserve

4100 Starkey Blvd.

Trinity 34655

Talk & Tour: What is Conservation & Natural Burial?

Join Heartwood Preserve’s Manager,

Diana Sayegh,

for June’s Talk & Tour:
What is Conservation & Natural Burial?

Saturday 6/23/18

10:00 AM

Come learn about Heartwood Preserve Conservation Cemetery, get a better understanding about the natural “green” burial concept and pre-planning information available upon request.

Stop in a cup of coffee — ask questions & join Diana on a short,

guided tour of Heartwood’s cemetery grounds.

Come take a walk in the woods!



Please wear comfortable clothes & walking shoes.

Refreshments provided.

Your RSVP is appreciated: (727) 376-5111

Questions about this Talk & Tour?  Call or email us:



Heartwood Preserve

4100 Starkey Blvd., Trinity