Death Cafes are a respectful place to talk about what society has branded a taboo subject. There is no agenda other than to provide a safe place to explore whatever is on your mind about death – ideas, feelings, experiences, questions, concerns – and ultimately, to honour death in your everyday life. Talking about it… [More…]
Inspired by both ancient and contemporary traditions from around the globe, Equinox Vigil is a creative, respectful evening to honour the deceased and celebrate the natural cycle of Life and Death itself. Each year on the autumn equinox, people of all ages and beliefs gather in historic Union Cemetery. There, surrounded by fresh flowers, fluttering… [More…]
The memory of the scent of the disinfectant squirt on my hands I used prior to entering my client’s hospice room still permeates my nostrils weeks later. If that is what lingers for me, what do the dying smell on their last few days? Our sense of smell is linked to the limbic system which… [More…]
Through open conversation in a natural, comfortable setting, we can bring death out of silence and increase awareness of death while helping people make the most of their lives. *Please note: This is not a counselling or bereavement group.
At the 2015 AHPCA “Imagine: Connecting Hospice Palliative Care Communities” conference, participants learned about the Light Up Your Life Tri-Community Palliative/Hospice Care Society‘s phenomenal fundraising success. Here is the fourth and final blog in which their Board chair, Linda McCreath, generously shares their journey and proven tips for fundraising in the non-profit sector, including hospice palliative care. Thanks, Linda, and… [More…]