Dying to Know, is open to anyone interested in the variety of topics related to death and dying. These interactive sessions provide information on preparing for end of life, offer strategies for staying resilient through challenging times, and help care partners become more confident in their roles. Participants will have the opportunity to share and network with others while learning about the many available… [More…]
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.