Death Cafe a different type of event at The Courthouse Tinahely

Death Cafe a different type of event at The Courthouse Tinahely

January 18, 2018 10:00 am

Death Café ,Thursday  18th January, 10-12 pm & 8-10pm,  Admission Free

 

The Reverend Ruth Elmes is hosting a Death Café in the Courthouse Arts Centre, with two sessions 10a.m. – 12p.m. or 8p.m.- 10p.m.

What is a Death Café?  To quote the Death Café website

At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake and discuss death. Our objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.

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 counselling session.”  It is an opportunity to have some tea, coffee and “nice” cake while having the sort of conversations it can be difficult to have with loved ones.

You know the sort of conversation that begins with the sentence “When I die…..” and all too often the response is “Oh you don’t want to talk about that now……” Often in the difficult days after the death of a loved one, those left behind get comfort knowing that they are carrying out the wishes of the deceased, (if they know what they are).

It is hoped at our Death Café that we will be able to open those conversations in a positive way and provide a document template for those wishes to be recorded and stored safely should they be required.

This is a community event rather than a religious event.

Booking is essential and may be made by contacting the Courthouse Booking Office on 0402-38529 or [email protected]

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