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.
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 conducted remotely on Zoom.
Numbers are limited so it is important to check first that there is space. It is hoped that the convivial environment will foster a sense of sharing 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