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Exploring Death

Surveying Our Choices for Living & Celebrating the Last Bit of Our Lives

 

“Re-Thinking End of Life”  Tuesday September 19 at 7:00 pm.

A screening of “How to Die in Oregon” followed by a community discussion. Attend to gain greater insight into the legal and ethical concerns of aid-in-dying, and learn more about Maine’s own history with the movement. Facilitator: Valerie Lovelace, speaker, educator, and founder of It’s My Death, a Maine-based nonprofit whose mission is providing services and education to people wishing to actively explore the meaning of life through embracing the certainty of death.

This program will be led by Valerie Lovelace from It’s My Death, a non-profit providing services and education to people who wish to actively explore the meaning of life through embracing the certainty of death.

“Write Your Own Obituary”  Tuesday September 26  at 6:30 pm  This workshop can be a writing exercise or a preparation for your own or a loved one’s death. We will discuss the elements that make for a successful public statement about an individual life.

Book Discussion:  “Being Mortal: illness, medicine, and what matters in the end” by Atul Gawande  Wednesday October 4, at 7:00 pm.  Copies of the book are available to borrow at the Library.

“What to do When a Loved One Passes”   Attorney Brittony Garon from the Maine Center for Elder Law will speak about the tasks required of family members after a death.  Wednesday October 11, at 1:00 pm.