The Next Session of Thanatology Café will be on
Saturday, May 7, 2016, from 2:00 —4:00 p.m.
in the Community Room
RCS Community Library
95 Main Street
Ravena, New York
We ask that you sign up at the RCS Community Library or at firstname.lastname@example.org so that the organizers have some idea of how many participants will join us and so that we can plan for refreshments.
The topic of the session and the accompanying video for discussion will be:
May 7, 2016, Video 2. The Dying Person
When we are told that we are terminally ill, we are defined, more than ever, by the limits of our bodies. In this program, we meet three women — each diagnosed with a different form of cancer — who handle their limitations in different ways. The role of palliative care is viewed in depth, as well as how family relationships change under the pressure of the diagnosis.
The recent National Geographic articles on death and Victorian mortuary photography will be part of the discussion on the topic of how we view death and dying.
One-on-one discussion will follow with Ch. Harold for those who want to discuss personal issues.
We are working on offering the Thanatology Café program at the Albany Public Libraries, the Guilderland Public Library, Troy Public Library and the Bethlehem (Delmar) Public Library. If you live in those areas and are interested in joining the conversation, please let us know. We’ll be happy to start a local program near you. Just let us know at thanatology.café@gmail.com.
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