Death, Dying & Community

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Every 4th Thursday of the month until February 27, 2019

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Instructor: Linda Hochstetler

Dates: Every 4th Thursday of the month, starting January 24, 2019

Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Place: Village Healing Centre, 240 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto M6R 1M3

Room: 3rd Floor, Room #5 in corner; meet in the 3rd floor waiting room till 7:00

Cost: Pay-what-you-can

Have you spent much time thinking about your own mortality? Have you thought about how to prepare for the kind of death you’d like to have? Have you taken the practical steps to make sure your loved ones aren’t stuck wrapping up your affairs? As a Buddhist Lay Chaplain and Registered Social Worker, I would like to bring my personal interests and professional skills as a guide to these profound discussions. If you’d like to join of group of spiritually-minded persons to explore your options and help motivate yourself to prepare better, consider making a monthly commitment to joining us. Possible topics to cover in 2018: Advanced Care Plans, financial wills, prayers at time of death, physical signs of death approaching, sharing caregiving, fears at death, funeral options, ethical wills, writing obituaries, and what ever else comes up in the group.

This month we will be considering the idea of an obituary. We will be drafting our own obituaries this week, and considering how this can help shape the rest of our lives in an inspiring and productive way.

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