Thank you to Marsha Filion, Executive Director of the Hospice Help Foundation – Supporting hospice patients & families with dire financial need (hhelpfoundation.org) and Keliane Totten, V.P. of Community Engagement at Granite State VNA for sharing their insight and wisdom on Death Cafes yesterday.
To view the recording, click here: https://vimeo.com/536488230
On You Tube: https://youtu.be/jLofKYir7x8
Attached are handouts.
These programs were cited during the program:
- Origins of Death Café and other format style at https://deathcafe.com/.
- Conversation Project Fact Sheet: https://theconversationproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Conversation-Project-Fact-Sheet-FINAL_.pdf
- Conversation Project: https://theconversationproject.org/
- Article: Death Be Not Decaffeinated: Over Cup, Groups Face Taboo, NY Times,https://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/16/death-be-not-decaffeinated-over-cup-groups-face-taboo/
- Five wishes: https://fivewishes.org/
- Printable Five Wishes: http://www.amethystmed.com/uploads/1/7/7/9/17797177/5_wishes.pdf
- Talk of a Lifetime: http://www.talkofalifetime.org/
- Vermont’s assisted suicide program is under Act 39. https://www.healthvermont.gov/sites/default/files/documents/pdf/Act39_faq.pdf
Conversation and a Toolkit for Hosting Death Cafes
Explore the benefits of hosting Death Café events in your community or for your staff.
Overview of how to plan and facilitate these popular events, which are meant to be informal. Marsha Filion, Executive Director of the Hospice Help Foundation – Supporting hospice patients & families with dire financial need (hhelpfoundation.org) and Keliane Totten, V.P. of Community Engagement at CRVNA will lead the discussion and offer practical ways that you can host these virtually and can help you launch these in your own communities. We hope that those of you who already have Death Café experience will contribute your tips and experiences for the second half of the presentation.
Free for all New England agencies, staff and volunteers