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New location for Tucson Death Cafe

Starting January 4, the Tucson Death Cafe is moving from Himmel Park library to the Ward 6 Council office (SE corner of E. 1st St. and Anderson Blvd., behind the Walgreen’s on Speedway/Country Club area).

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Tucson Death Cafe on Halloween

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Nothing to do on Halloween/Octotber 31st? Tired of trick or treating?

Drop by spooky Himmel Park library, where the librarians all dress up in costume (or do they?) to talk about our friend Death. Be scared.

Next Tucson Death Cafe on Pearl Harbor Day anniversary.

Happy Halloween.

The Death Monologues at the Galactic Center

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I know that most of us do not like to think about our own deaths — inevitable, getting closer every day we live. A few friends have suddenly passed away, and Death is again on my mind. Check out these monologues and learn more about accepting death.

“The Death Monologues is a one-woman show written and performed by Giselle Suarez. It takes you on a journey that will shed a very different light on death, a subject that permeates the life of every single human being and yet is rarely approached except during the crisis of its arrival.
The Death Monologues, a series of five original dramatic pieces, reveal how – despite our best efforts to avoid our mortality – once we embrace it, we are liberated and truly begin to live.
Death, tired of getting a bad rap, has come to tell her side of the story and set the record straight. The character of Death is our charming Master of Ceremonies, weaving us in and out of this intriguing production. Throughout the piece, we hear many sides of the story and learn that Death is not what we think it is. We become privy to Death’s truth, including such secrets as, “There are no good deaths, there are no bad deaths; there is only your death, simple and perfect.
www.deathmonologues.com

And don’t forget the Tucson Death Cafe, every first Wednesday, now at new location, Himmel Park library, 1035 N. Treat Ave. – where you can have a dialogue about death and dying.  Next one is on September 7th, 5:30 p.m.

https: https://www.facebook.com/TucsonDeathCafe/

Tucson Death Cafe on June 1

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Carolyn’s note: I attended this Tucson Death Cafe on January, and found it very helpful to talk about the passing of my biological mother in August, 2015. Others talked about the grief of losing other family members (spouse, father, siblings, child, etc.), while others were curious about their own mortality. There were also people there who participate in the rituals of death, or at memorial services. I found it a safe and supportive place to discuss death.

RSVP via FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/195188087540995/.

Tucson Death Cafe is on the 1st Wed. of every month, at Bookman’s on Grant.

Tucson Death Cafe on March 2 (new day, new time, same place)

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Newly re-started Tucson Death Cafe has changed meeting day/time to first Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m., but still at Bookman’s on Grant, 1930 E. Grant Rd.  (SE corner of Campbell Ave.) They started meeting there monthly in January, 2016 and is being hosted by Isabel Amorous, who has done work in this field of death & dying. You can contact her at isabeldeathcafe@gmail.com, 520-261-7003.

I attended the February Death Cafe and was surprised at the varied reasons why people attended: curious about death, grieving (or not) over death of spouse, parent, child, friend; interested in funeral services & choirs; hoping to promote death cafes to the deaf community; dealing with mortality and aging, etc. There were about 20 people in attendance, and even “snow birds” visiting from the cold Midwest. Last time people brought light refreshments as well.

It is advertised as being “fearless and friendly” and it is just that — a safe place to talk about your feelings about Death, mostly a taboo subject in our culture.

RSVP via facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1537170799914531/

Tucson Death Cafe on January 5, 2016

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Carolyn’s note: Since we are all planning on dying someday (but not soon), check out this fearless and friendly death cafe, to safely talk about death and dying. I’ve attended a few in the past and people are just “dying to get in” (that’s also a joke). Note new location at Bookman’s on Grant, 1930 E. Grant Rd. (SE corner of Campbell Ave.)

I’m thinking about the reality of death today, as it’s my biological mother’s birthday (but she passed away in August, 2015).  It’s a sobering experience when you lose a parent, and you  wonder what happens to people when they die.  My mother was a R.N., a wife, mother of 3, grandmother of 3, great grandmother of 4, and enjoyed cooking.

Tucson Death Cafe will be held on the first Tuesday of every month.