SharonCares LLC provides a monthly gathering, Community Discussions on Death and Dying, for people to share thoughts and feelings about any subject related to death and dying. Modeled after Jon Underwood’s Death Cafe, first held in September of 2011 in East London, United Kingdom, the worldwide movement is attempting to normalize the end of life: Death. (This is not what most people talk about at a party!) We use the words death and dying because our culture has removed the healing practices and rituals, that once were a part of everyday life, and put our dying loved ones into medical facilities and our dead into the hands of funeral directors. Being unfamiliar with this natural part of life has created fear, despair and anger when our loved ones (which one day will be us) could have the support and guidance of those they love. Short films and guest speakers may be a part of the meetings to broaden understanding and discussions.
Sharon will present educational programs to promote understanding of different subjects which will be a resource to you when you or someone you care for is dying. Planning and preparing for the diagnosis of LIVING with the prognosis of DYING one day helps you prioritize each day to be lived to the most full. Having had important conversations with loved ones will ease the concerns around decision-making if one of you is unable to speak. Make the time, while you are well, to learn about how the quality of your life can change with understanding. I look forward to meet you!
Please join Sharon at: The Wellness Center, 72 Center Street, Southington, CT
THURSDAY. October 24, 6:30p-7:30p: Comfort the Child: Children Hold Individual Losses differently Guest Speaker: Lynn Pawlowski of The Literacy of Loss
Wednesday, Sept 18 6:30p-7:30p: Introduction to HeartSpace Meditation: Finding Peace in Difficult Situations Guest Speaker:Melissa Lewis, RN, BSN of Clear Light Society
Wednesdays: 7/24; 8/14; 9/4; 10/9 from 6:00pm- 7:00pm: Free Community Discussion about Death & Dying Walk-ins are welcome!!
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 6pm-7:30pm: Community Discussions on Death and Dying: Green Burials. A Fundraiser for Connecticut Green Burial Grounds Foundation, $10.00 Donation. Walk-ins are welcome!!
Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 6:00pm-7:30pm: Free Community Discussion on Death and Dying
Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:00am-12noon: INDGF World Training Day: Learn to Care for Loved Ones Who Are Dying
Saturday, February 23, 2019: Community Discussion on Death and Dying: Showing: The Nurse With the Purple Hair, a documentary on hospice care , dispelling myths and sharing the benefits of early acceptance of this specialized medical care when caring for the patient becomes the focus when there is no cure.
Upcoming events (dates to be determined/confirmed):
July & August: Free Monthly Community Discussion on Death & Dying Open Forum (Donations are welcome to help defray the cost of light snacks and beverages provided)
September: Community Discussions on Death and Dying: Guest Speaker Melissa Lewis of The Clear Light Society: Introduction to HeartLink Practices a holistic model of care for anxiety, fears, death. and other life issues.
Tentatively Thursday, Oct 24th: Guest Speaker from The Literacy of Loss Comfort presenting:
The Child: Children Hold Individual Losses Differently