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Talking about Dying

RESIDENTS INVITED TO TALK ABOUT DEATH AND DYING. Discussion facilitated by Dr. J. Sasser of Marylhurst Univ., a nationally recognized expert in the study of aging. Part of a statewide initiative from Oregon Humanities.
  • Talking about Dying
  • 2015-10-17T19:30:00-07:00
  • 2015-10-17T20:30:00-07:00
  • RESIDENTS INVITED TO TALK ABOUT DEATH AND DYING. Discussion facilitated by Dr. J. Sasser of Marylhurst Univ., a nationally recognized expert in the study of aging. Part of a statewide initiative from Oregon Humanities.
  • When Oct 17, 2015 from 07:30 PM to 08:30 PM (US/Pacific / UTC-700)
  • Where Baker County Public Library, 2400 Resort St, Baker City, OR 97814
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  • Contact Phone 541-523-6419
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Talking about Dying is a new statewide initiative by Oregon Humanities , created in partnership with Cambia Health Solutions Foundation. These one-time, ninety-minute conversations will provide opportunities for participants to reflect on the stories and influences that shape their thinking about death and dying and to hear different perspectives and ideas from fellow community members.

By exploring essential questions—What do we think about when we think of dying? When we think about our own dying, what do we want most?—the program aims to help participants consider how to shape a meaningful approach to death and dying. Facilitators of Talking about Dying programs are trained professionals working in the fields of chaplaincy, counseling, gerontology, facilitation, and hospice care.

This discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Jennifer Sasser of Marylhurst University in Portland who is a nationally recognized expert in the study of aging. She designed and established the Marylhurst gerontology program in 1998. She was president of the Oregon Gerontological Association from 2008 to 2010. Sasser was recognized with a distinguished faculty award in 2012 from the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. She co-authored the textbook Aging Concepts and Controversies, seventh edition.

Participants will come away from this conversation with a strengthened sense of community support and collective engagement around these questions, as well as a resource list with tools and information to help them consider how to shape a meaningful approach to death and dying.

The program is free. Pre-registration is not required.