APRIL 17, 2011 5:47PM

Authentic end-of-life celebrations

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One moment I was kvetching with new friends about ways to make our funerals personal and realistic, and the next minute I found myself helping to organize a pilot project!

If you are in Portland OR around Easter, please join us: Dr. Carol Brownlow and some of her long time collaborators have prepared material about authentic end-of-life rituals, and we'd like YOU to come discuss them, and give us your feedback. We have been inspired by Cascadia's "VIEWS - Conversations on Aging" and some of their facilitators are helping; likewise a board member of Funeral Consumers Alliance of Oregon is helping to organize; but it's not an official project of anyone yet.

The meeting is in SE Portland. Contact me directly for full details. (If you are not in Portland but would like some related information, I'd be happy to send it.) Thank you for your interest! Here's the information to forward:


“In Memory of Me” - Celebrating the Authentic You
April 25th - 10:00-11:30 AM
Dr. Carol Brownlow
How do I want to be remembered? How can I ensure that my end of life celebration or funeral tells the authentic story of my life? Group conversation, resources, planning guide, refreshments. (This is a pilot presentation so we also will looking for feedback on what "works" and what doesn't.)

In southeast Portland, Oregon, April 25th, 10:00-11:30 am
Contact Julianne Chatelain for registration or questions


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