Certified Nurse Case Manager and Grief Recovery Specialist
Welcome to Death Café New York City!
The idea of a Café Mortel (or "Death Café") comes from the work of Swiss sociologist Bernard Crettaz. Jon Underwood in the UK ran with the idea, November 2010. Today, Death Cafés are held in over 29 countries. Death Café New York City adopts the "salon" model: free-flowing conversation around the topic of death from-any-angle.
What distinguishes a classic Death Café?
Great hosts: Audrey Pellicano, Certified Nurse Case Manager and Grief Recovery Specialist; and Nancy Gershman, memory artist at VNSNY/Haven Hospice
We're a non-for-profit;
Free of facilitators, guest speakers or agenda;
With no intention of leading participants towards any particular conclusion, product, belief system, or course of action;
Drawing together individuals of every kind of spiritual/ philosophical/ religious/intellectual beliefs, pursuits or questions;
Encouraging members to support one another and continue their conversations outside Death Café;