7 Days of Death Talks Featured in Winooski for Public Philosophy Week, March 24-30
Hosted by Wishbone Collective and Patient Choices Vermont
UVM's 3rd Annual Public Philosophy Week was first launched in 2017 to bring discussions out of the academy and into the public square. New in 2019, is a series of seven discussions on death and coping with grief, organized by UVM alumnus Alexandria Kerrigan, a recent graduate of the university's End-of-Life Doula Program.
The Death Talk Philosophy Week series begins on Sunday, March 24 at 2 pm with Krista Beth Atwood, former pastor of the Faith United Methodist Church in South Burlington, leading off with "Is there Life Without Death?" There are seven daily events at various times, covering a diversity of death topics featuring different speakers including Betsy Walkerman, president of Patient Choices Vermont, on Tuesday, March 26 from 6-7 pm leading a discussion on "ACT 39 and Death with Dignity."
Join us for seven days of Death Talks during Public Philosophy Week at the Wishbone Collective!
Death Talks provide a safe place for open dialogue and the philosophical exploration of themes such as mortality, the afterlife, spirituality, cultural practices, history, individual experience, and more. Death Talks is not a personal support group nor a counseling session.
Wishbone Collective is located at: 4 West Center Street, Winooski, Vermont
Gerontology Symposium 2019: Navigating End of Life Care and Transitions, March 25
Monday, March 25, 2019
Hilton Hotel, Burlington, Vermont
The Gerontology Symposium is a conference designed to enable participants to gain knowledge pertaining to a key areas of caregiving for older adults: End of Life Care and Transitions. The symposium also seeks to strengthen the connections between family caregivers and professionals. This year, topics will include:
What Really Matters: 7 Lessons for Living from the Stories of the Dying
The Center on Aging at The University of Vermont is pleased to present this program whose goal is to provide current, research-based information on topics relevant to both family and professional caregivers who work with our rapidly growing population of older adults. For the second year, the conference will offer two different tracks:
Family Caregivers: $20 (discounted registration is intended for those caring for family members)
Continuing Education credit: add $20
Click for more information and to register...