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Activities and Events
At a Death Cafe, people gather to eat, drink, and discuss death with no other agenda, objectives or themes. The objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.
Death Over Dinner
Death Over Dinner helps families and friends address the basic human fact that we are all, at some point, going to die. The dinner table is the most forgiving place for difficult conversation as the ritual of breaking bread creates warmth and connection and puts us in touch with our humanity.
The Death Deck
The Death Deck is a party game that lets you tap into stories and ideas you’ve never heard your friends and family share before about life and death!
The Dinner Party
The Dinner Party is a worldwide community of 20- and 30-somethings who have each experienced the loss of a parent, partner, child, sibling, or close friend. Peer hosts connect with would-be Dinner Partiers nearby who share a similar age and loss experience.
End Well hosts an end of life conference committed to generating human-centered, interdisciplinary innovation for the end of life experience.
Morbid Curiosity combines story telling, trivia, and delightfully dark fun with friends and family. This deck of 162 cards will ignite and challenge your curiosity about the greatest mystery of all—death.
Reimagine End of Life
Reimagine End of Life is a community-driven exploration of death and celebration of life through creativity and conversation.
Advance Care Planning
National Healthcare Decisions Day
National Healthcare Decisions Day exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning.
National Institute on Aging
Advance Care Planning: Healthcare Directives
U.S. Advance Care Plan Registry
The U.S. Living Will Registry® has expanded its services and is now also known as the U.S. Advance Care Plan Registry℠ (USACPR).
Selections from End of Life University:
Book Lists: A Year of Reading Dangerously
Selections from NYC Death Café:
Comforting Books We Recommend
8 digital legacy apps that can make you immortal
By Death Goes Digital
How to prepare your digital legacy
By The Mac Security Blog (Intego)
Grief and Loss
Grief: Coping with reminders after loss
By Mayo Clinic
Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
Candid conversations about grief. Beginners welcome.
Selections from The Order of the Good Death:
Movies and documentaries
End of life care for pets FAQ
Selections from How to Write an Online Obituary:
Best podcasts on death, dying, aging, and grief
Selections from The Whisp:
17 TV shows about the afterlife that’ll have you pondering life & death
Selections from Modern Loss:
Small-screen grief: 10 TV shows that got it right
Many of our group members have completed one or more of the following training programs:
Certified End of Life Doula Training, Suzanne O’Brien
Institute of Conscious Dying, Home Funeral, & Green Burial Education, Jerrigrace Lyons
Integrative Thanantology Certificate Program
Art of Dying Institute, New York Open Center
This certification program is intended to reframe our current conception of dying and reclaim the wisdom and practices of the past. It provides health care practitioners and those with a profound interest in the energetics of living and dying with a unique set of skills to deepen their understanding of the spiritual, psychological, social, and physical aspects of the dying experience.
New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care
The founding vision focuses on caring for the most vulnerable among us and designates its mission as: transforming the culture of care through contemplative practice by meeting illness, aging, and death with compassion and wisdom.
One Spirit Learning Alliance
Offers experiential interfaith and inter-spiritual education and professional training to support personal transformation and prepare spiritual leaders.
Quality of Life Care
End of Life Doula Training & Certification, Deanna Cochran
Funeral Home and Institute for Conscious Dying, Olivia Bareham
Doing Death Differently, Patty Burgess
The Doula Program to Accompany and Comfort
Specializes in training, carefully matching, and supervising Doula Volunteers.
The International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA)
End of Life Doula Training, Henry Fersco Weiss