Community invited to talk about death and dying

Death is part of the human experience; all of us have experienced loss, and all of us will die one day. Yet conversations about death and dying are difficult and often avoided even with our closest family members and friends.

Josephine County residents are invited to join a conversation presented by Oregon Humanities titled “Talking about Dying” at 10-11:30 am on Saturday, September 12 at the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Libraries, 200 NW C Street.

Talking about Dying” is a one-time, 90-minute community discussion that provides Oregonians with an opportunity to reflect on what stories and influences shape their thinking about death and dying and to hear different perspectives and ideas from fellow community members.

Participants will come away from this conversation with a strengthened sense of community support and collective engagement around these questions, as well as a resource list with tools and information to help them consider how to shape a meaningful approach to death and dying.

Talking about Dying” is a statewide initiative by Oregon Humanities, created in partnership with Cambia Health Foundation, to bring 30 conversations about death and dying to communities across the state from September through November. These conversations will be facilitated by trained professionals working in the fields of chaplaincy, counseling, gerontology, facilitation, and hospice care.

For more information about this free community discussion hosted by Josephine Community Libraries, please contact Kate Lasky, 541-476-0571.