Upcoming Death Cafe will be an eye-opener
Looking for a deeply intriguing — and very different — evening pastime?
If you can answer ‘Yes,’ then you’ll definitely want to register for Revelstoke’s Third Death Café to be held at Sangha Bean Café on Thursday, February 23. But be sure to register by calling 250-814-0080 sooner, rather than later, as admission is limited.
Krista Cadieux, the café’s proprietor who finished her training last year to become Revelstoke’s first death doula, says the Death Café is a way for people to get together and talk about death and dying in a psychologically healthy and life-enhancing way.
“There’s a resurgence of people reclaiming an acquaintanceship with death,” says Krista Cadieux, the café proprietor who recently finished her training to become Revelstoke’s first death doula. A death doula or a death midwife is a person who helps someone diagnosed with a life-threatening illness or any other life-ending event get their life in order, think about their end-of-life care and help them and their family cope with the stress of death.
Thursday’s Death Café, is free to attend. It is intended as a group-directed discussion about death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is, she said, an informal, inclusive discussion group rather than a grief-support or counselling session. A facilitator will be present to engage conversation. The aim is to increase awareness and acceptance of the fact that we will all die one day and preparedness or giving thought to that reality is essential to living and dying well. Sangha Bean Café is located at 111 Connaught Avenue around the corner from Padrino’s Pizzaria. The doors open at 6:30 pm and the conversation runs from 7 pm until 8:30 pm.
Coffee and tea will be provided and while the Death Café is free to attend, admission is limited. Please phone 250-814-0080 to RSVP. Donations will be gratefully accepted.Please click here to view the poster.