Death and dying are something that we all face at sometime in our life, however we often don’t talk about it, and put it off to discuss ‘one day’.
Talking about it can only be a good thing; not only does coming to terms with your own mortality mean you’re more likely to live life to the full, being open about it means we can support each other, our families and ourselves when death has an impact on our lives. It makes for a healthier, happier community.
Death Café is a global concept founded by Jon Underwood, based on the work of Bernard Crettaz in 2004.
The objective of Death Café is not to be seen as morbid, but rather for people to go along, drink tea, eat cake and to ‘increase awareness of death with a view of helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’.
We believe the more comfortable that people can become in talking about death and dying, the better for being able to communicate your wishes to those you love and care about.
It is important to understand what options are out there, debunk any myths, and enable you to feel at ease that your plans are in place. Death Café allows us to exchange conversations about life and death and celebrate the Art of Living and Dying in a compassionate community.
Join us for our second Death Café, which is an opportunity for you to come along and discuss death and dying in a safe environment, and get answers to any questions you have. Qualified and Registered Funeral Directors, Embalmers, Celebrants and Grief Counsellors will be on hand to answer any of your questions. No suits, no presentations, just good coffee and great conversation about death care.
There is no agenda for this event, please just drop in anytime between 9am and midday and stay as long as you like.
Find out what others are saying about our first Death Café event:
“You know something is up when a funeral home is buzzing, filled with laughter, cake, sandwiches and strong coffee…” – Rotorua Daily Post Reporter
“This was a very special discussion and the number of people who turned up was a sign that we need to talk about death more as a Community. Osborne’s helped our family and met our needs with sensitivity and caring. Thank you for starting a wider discussion that helps us all.” – Mayor Steve Chadwick
The Finer Details
When: Sunday 3rd November, drop in anytime, 9am – midday
Where: Osbornes Funeral Directors, 197 Old Taupo Road, Rotorua
RSVP: Please RSVP by emailing us, or by giving us a call on 348 3600.