Dying at Home: How to Plan & Prepare for a Home Death
Oct
30
12:30 PM12:30

Dying at Home: How to Plan & Prepare for a Home Death

Preparation around death & dying at home can be challenging & complex. Join our mindful panel of end-of-life experts as they share perspectives, options & resources supporting the home death option.

In times past, it was not unusual to die in a place that was both comforting and familiar: Home.

Nowadays, we are faced with increased medical interventions and scenarios. Conversations & planning around death and dying in general can feel challenging and complex. Medical, physical, emotional, physical, legal, & spiritual issues may become heightened and overwhelming. However, with the right support and plans we still have the opportunity to prepare for a good death, and in the setting of our choice. Education and care can assist in better outcomes overall, and support the grieving process of both the dying and the living.

Join our mindful panel of healthcare-based, end-of-life experts who will share perspectives, communication tools, laws, resources and funeral options for home deaths. There will be time allotted for Q & A.


Facilitator: Stefanie Elkins, MA, Continuum of Care Coach & Consultant

Panelists:

  • Care Planning Conversations: Karen Morin, RN, Founding Director, Vice President of End of Life Choices California

  • End-of-life Options: Stephanie Marquet, MD, Palliative Care Physician & Advisor, Compassion & Choices Medical Advocate

  • Home Funeral Guidance: Jill Schock, Clinical Chaplain, End of Life Advocate, Death Doula LA

TYPE:

ADVANCE CARE PLANNINGHEALTH/WELLNESSLECTURE/PANEL/CONVERSATION

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"Crafting" Your Narrative Happy Hour
Oct
30
5:30 PM17:30

"Crafting" Your Narrative Happy Hour

“Crafting” Your Narrative Happy Hour is about combining our passions...beer tasting & engaging conversations about end of life. Enjoy a flight as we showcase The Death Deck to inspire some taboo talk.

Let’s be hoppy - I mean happy - at “Crafting” Your Narrative Happy Hour with some fun taboo talk.

End-of-Life Educators, Jill Schock, Death Doula LA , Rai Alexandra, and Stefanie Elkins, Continuum of Care Coach, are colleagues and beer enthusiasts that look forward to showcasing The Death Deck game, which is guaranteed to spark lively discussion around the topic of death.

Few of us dare to imagine our own death or what it could look like. Using cards curated from a deck designed to playfully ignite “that other talk” will lead to some surprising and insightful conversations.

We will meet in the Founders Room at Fieldwork® Brewing Company, a craft brewery founded in Berkeley, CA, with a focus on exceptional, honest beer-making.


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A Deeper Dive into Death: Caring for the Dying
Oct
18
to Oct 20

A Deeper Dive into Death: Caring for the Dying

  • Sierra Hot Springs Resort and Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For individuals interested in learning the ins and outs of death care on a professional or personal level, “A Deeper Dive into Death” workshop offers a hands-on, experience based teaching on the end-of-life journey, diagnosis through disposition. Join Death Doula L.A., Jill Schock, and other experienced professionals at the tranquil and healing grounds of the Sierra Hot Springs in Sierraville, California October 18-20th 2019.

Click HERE For tickets!


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"Death Positive in the Park" an Afternoon of Taboo Conversations
Aug
18
3:00 PM15:00

"Death Positive in the Park" an Afternoon of Taboo Conversations

Join Jill Schock, of Death Doula L.A. and Stefanie Elkins, continuum of care coach and owner of “Be Present Care” for a FREE event outdoors at the scenic Trails Cafe in Griffith Park. Using the “Death Deck” we will be prompting fun but important conversations about end-of-life. We hope to see you there!

Meet-up will include:

  • Welcoming and engaging conversation with like-minded individuals

  • Vegan Cupcakes from Poppy and Wren Cakery

  • Sharing of resources on end-of-life

  • Raffle for a FREE Death Deck

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Finding Refuge: Yoga for Grief with Judy Raddue
Jun
1
2:00 PM14:00

Finding Refuge: Yoga for Grief with Judy Raddue

Click HERE for Tickets

Grief is part of being human, often taking us by surprise. This workshop offers a supportive, accessible practice, centered on finding ease during loss. No prior yoga experience is necessary; everyone is welcome.

WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 2019 2:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m

PRICE: $25, advance; $30, at the door

ABOUT JUDY: A yoga practitioner for 20+ years, Judy Raddue became a certified yoga teacher in 2014. Her mother’s death expanded her perspective to see yoga as a partner during periods of turbulent change and loss. In 2017, she began yoga therapist training with Inner Peace Yoga Therapy, focusing on issues of grief and depression, as well as yoga for recovery, cancer and depression. Judy is certified in prenatal yoga and yin yoga, and is pursuing certification as a pain care yoga therapist with Pain Care U. She is deeply grateful for her teacher, Chinnamasta Stiles.

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Dual Event with Emily Cross: Home Funeral Workshop and Living Funeral Ceremony
Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

Dual Event with Emily Cross: Home Funeral Workshop and Living Funeral Ceremony

  • 2517 Pasadena Avenue Los Angeles, Ca United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A two part (4 hour) workshop focusing on the fundamentals of Home Funerals followed by a meditative Living Funeral Ceremony. There will only be 15 spots available for the dual workshop at $100. After these spots fill, only the Home Funeral Workshop will be available for $75. Drinks and light snacks will be provided, but you may also like to bring your own water bottle. Click here to purchase tickets.

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