Learn about the Death Café movement and how and why to start a Death Café in your community.
My guest Megan Mooney has worked with Death Café since 2013, shortly after the movement was introduced to the US from London. She has experience in hospice and end-of-life research and currently works as the director of social services for a long-term care center. She runs a Death Café in St. Joseph, Missouri, is the Death Café lead for the US and is in charge of the international Death Café Facebook Page. We talk about the history of the movement and Megan shares stories from her experience as a Death Café facilitator. Learn more at the website:
This episode includes:
- The history of Death Café
- How the movement has grown over the past decade
- What happens during a typical Death Café
- What it takes to be a facilitator
- Why we need more Death Cafés (in every community!)
- How the Death Café community has navigated the sudden, unexpected death of founder Jon Underwood
- How Death Café has survived the pandemic by shifting to virtual meetings
- Why and how to start your own Death Café
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Learn more and register for The Second Annual Symposium on Death and Bereavement Studies – Sunday January 30th
- Megan’s article in Newsweek
- Interview with Jon Underwood
- Death Café Facebook Page
- Death Café Video
- Death Café Guide
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