I believe community events allow us to learn & heal together.
There are some who say that successful living and aging includes active engagement in life with the active engagement, besides exercise and positivity, being engagement with others. Loving and friendly relationships are critical as we age and especially when we are confronting life-limiting illness and/or grief & bereavement. Communal healing can have a beautiful and lasting impact. Together we can make a difference in our own life and in the lives of others.
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Where are we now?
In March, 2021 we launched our Free Community Information Sessions. These gatherings provide a variety of benefits and are primarily offered to support learning around the value of your legacy story, death & dying, palliative care and much more.
Another free special event was launched in March and that is the Goodbye Story Café. We had wonderful success with our storytelling series and will be continuing the series beginning September 9, 2021. The Goodbye Story Café will be featured every three months and is a themed event. Our first two events were themed around saying goodbye through a death/grief experience.
Our theme for September: "Saying Goodbye Before Death". Do you have a story where you've said goodbye in a different way? Perhaps that means divorce or kicking a bad habit. Do you want to share your story at our virtual Goodbye Story Cafe on September 9th, 7:00 pm.? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
STAY TUNED FOR MORE EXCITING WORKSHOPS AND INFORMATION SESSIONS COMING UP IN 2021/22.
All events are currently taking place online/Zoom.
We hope you will join us for our upcoming information sessions, workshops or storytelling features.
Thank you for your ongoing interest and support.
The Barriers We Face - Helping the Homeless at End of Life - POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 23, 2021. - journalist Denise Davy, author of Her Name Was Margaret, Life & Death on the Streets, will be joining Anne Reid and I in a conversation on the barriers we might face in supporting the mentally ill & homeless community at end of life. Denise is a nationally recognized award winning journalist who specializes in writing about mental health. She is also the founder of Purses for Margaret, which provides toiletries to homeless women.
Also joining us is Cathy Watson who will be sharing her personal journey struggling to help her brother and how she created a path to help others live a healthier life.
Here is what happened in May & June, 2021 at Sue Phillips, End of Life Doula Support Services.
The Barriers We Face - Helping the Homeless at End of Life - Postponed to September 23, 2021.
The Goodbye Story Cafe, June 10th - Our storytellers honoured fathers, sons & brothers in their lives (Father's Day, June 20th).Susan Partridge, Amy Pitt, Brent Inwood, Maureen Trask, Camille Peters & Sue Phillips told stories of loss and inspiration. We were also gifted with Indigenous drumming & singing with Olga Nikolajev to begin & end our session.
The Value of Your Legacy Story, May 27th - Anne Bokma, Michael Williams, Suzanne Foreman & Bianca Coleman joined us to talk about the many ways we can create our legacy story - the written word, a piece of art, or a piece of music. What we do know is our legacy story is important to someone. We are all stories and we are all storytellers.
Ambiguous Loss, May 13th – Maureen Trask joined us to share her journey after her adult son Daniel went missing in 2011. Daniel's remains were located in 2015.This set Maureen on a journey of searching, not only for Daniel, but also for information and resources. She is now actively engaged in collaborating with families, Police, Victim Services, community agencies and the media to introduce legislation and policy change that will help the families and the missing on their journey of uncertainty, living with Ambiguous Loss (Dr. Pauline Boss)."