Death is something we all have to face, yet it is still a taboo subject for most.
Talking about the end of life in a friendly, non-judgemental atmosphere may be one way of alleviating fears and concerns, and of coming to terms with it.
Jos Hadfield joined the Death Café movement in June 2015, and hosts the End of the Road Café, at Roselidden Farm near Helston.
The Death Café movement originated in London in 2010, and has now spread across the globe. It allows for people to meet informally to talk through all aspects of the end of life. They are not so much grief or end-of-life support groups as opportunities for confidential and philosophical conversation.
Death cafes are intended for anyone who wishes to talk openly and unapologetically about death and dying. It may be someone, or knows someone, who is imminently facing death or another who is simply interested in exploring ideas around death and dying, knowing they too will face it one day. They offer a chance to discuss these important topics in ways that are not taboo, trivialized, or morbid.
Death Cafe meetings are held informally, over a cup of tea/coffee and cake, and are not for profit .
EoRC usually gathers on the first Wednesday of the month, when Covid restrictions allow, as listed in the What’s on at Roselidden page. A suggested contribution £4.00 helps to cover the cost of coffee/tea and cake.
When restrictions prevent physical gathering, meetings are held on Zoom.
However we manage to meet, it is hoped that the convivial environment fosters a sense of sharing – of our thoughts and concerns about this inevitable time of our life.
If you would like to come or join in, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Walking with Awareness
Let us take a walk in nature
Let us slow down the pace and allow our feet to truly touch the earth,
and our senses open to the the rhythm of the seasons.
Walking in companionable silence with awareness
of our bodies/breath
of our planet
Meeting one Wednesday every month, we will take a slow walk around the environs of Roselidden, regardless of the weather (so please dress accordingly!).
We will walk companionably in silence and will have time to talk with each other and share our experience after our walk.
You are invited to bring your own refreshments.
If you are interested in coming along please let Jos know on