Death Café of Southside Virginia online events presented through
Covenant Care Management are re-occurring and typically hosted on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
For questions and general information for these upcoming events as they are offered and scheduled, please contact us directly through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next Zoom meeting is set for Wednesday,
September 16, 2020 6:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada).
Registration required in advance for this meeting by clicking on
the REGISTER button below.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
We hope to see you soon!
The idea of a Death Café originates with the Swiss sociologist and anthropologist Bernard Crettaz, who organized the first café mortel in 2004. Jon Underwood, a UK web developer was inspired by Crettaz’s work and developed the Death Café model in 2011. He was instrumental in the spread of the idea. Events have since been held in 66 countries!
For more information on the history and goals of this death awareness movement, be sure to check out this article from wikipedia here.
Death Café of Southside Virginia seeks to encourage and stimulate useful, honest conversation and discussion about how we die, how to prepare, how we mourn, and how we care for and remember our loved ones who are in the process of dying, or have passed away. The Death Café is not actually a physical location, but rather, is an event typically hosted at a coffee shop, library and now online virtually on Zoom.
The intent of a Death Café is to help people make the most of their finite lives, and discuss death in a safe and understanding environment. Our objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their lives, and the time that they have left.
At a Death Café, people, often strangers, gather together to eat cake, drink tea or coffee, and discuss death. A Death Café is a welcoming and conversational, group-directed discussion of death with no formal agenda, objectives or themes. So make a cup of coffee or tea and join us for this live video conference event from the comfort of your own home.
Events are forthcoming, starting July 15th!
Death Café of Southside Virginia events
hosted through Covenant Care Management
are re-occurring and typically hosted on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. For questions and general information for these upcoming online events as they are offered and scheduled, please contact us directly through email@example.com.
ABOUT THESE EVENTS:
The virtual and online Death Café format used for these meetings add an unique twist to the conversation, while keeping discussion on what is typically a difficult topic in our society, both conversational and relaxed.
Our events adhere to the traditional approach of not having any set topics in place and being as welcoming and egalitarian as possible.
ABOUT THE HOST AND ORGANIZER:
Not only the host of these Death Café of Southside Virginia events, Cricket is also certified by the Stockton University Center on Successful Aging as an Elder Care Coordinator. She is a 200 hour yoga teacher with training in Senior Yoga at Duke University's Center for Integrated Medicine.
In addition, Cricket has completed training from the International End of Life Doula Association as a Death Midwife. She has long been an advocate for increased awareness of issues related to death and dying.