Talking about what matters most in Life, Death and Dying
Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 5:00-6:30 PM
Co-facilitated by Paddy Moore and Rev. Cathlin Baker
We invite you to participate in exploring the unity of life and death. The journey through the end of life is a topic that many of us find difficult to approach, but exploring the journey can be deeply reassuring. This five-week adult education series is intended to make things a little less scary and to offer tools to open up the conversation about what matters most.
We are fortunate that representatives from Healthy Aging MV and Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard are scheduled to present as part of this series. The program is intended to be non-sectarian in nature, although specific questions about religious customs and funerals will arise; such questions are encouraged!
The conversations will be held in the parish hall. We encourage you to attend all five sessions, if possible. Coffee and tea will be provided, and all are welcome to join us. Please let us know if you plan to attend so we are sure to have enough materials. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-693-2842. To read Paddy Moore’s commentary piece in the Vineyard Gazette, click here.
· May 1: Unity of Life and Death: Planning and Managing the End of Life Journey
· May 8: Being with Dying: Hospice Philosophy and Spiritual, Emotional and Physical Care
· May 15: Meaningful Memorials: Funerals, Celebrations and End of Life Rituals
· May 22: Leaving a Legacy: Ethical Wills and Planned Giving
· May 29: Unity of Life and Death: Living Into What Matters Most