Aug
19
Sat
Ann Arbor Death Cafe @ Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room
Aug 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ann Arbor Death Cafe @ Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room | Ann Arbor | Michigan | United States

Join us for lively discussion about life and death led by the participants and facilitated by Merilynne Rush and Diana Cramer. The Ann Arbor Death Cafe has been meeting every month since November 2012, making us the longest standing continuously running Death Cafe in the world! For more information, please visit www.DeathCafe.com.

Sep
16
Sat
Ann Arbor Death Cafe @ Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room
Sep 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ann Arbor Death Cafe @ Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room | Ann Arbor | Michigan | United States

Join us for lively discussion about life and death led by the participants and facilitated by Merilynne Rush and Diana Cramer. The Ann Arbor Death Cafe has been meeting every month since November 2012, making us the longest standing continuously running Death Cafe in the world! For more information, please visit www.DeathCafe.com.

Sep
17
Sun
Respecting Choices 1st Steps Advance Care Planning Facilitator Training @ Center for the Childbearing Year
Sep 17 all-day

Learn how to assist healthy adults to identify a healthcare advocate, discuss their values and wishes, and fully complete the advance healthcare planning process. Respecting Choices® is an internationally recognized, evidence-based model of Advance Care Planning (ACP). For nurses, doctors, social workers, chaplains, administrators, family members, end-of-life doulas and all healthcare professionals across the continuum of care.

Merilynne Rush is a certified Respecting Choices 1st Steps Trainer. She also teaches end-of-life doula training through Lifespan Doula Association, and how to have a home funeral and/or green burial through After Death Home Care, LLC. She is on the Washtenaw Health Initiative Advance Care Planning Committee, the Michigan Primary Care Consortium ACP committee, and the Board of the Green Burial Council.

Sep
18
Mon
National Hospice and Palliative Care Conference @ San Diego, CA
Sep 18 – Sep 20 all-day

This conference provides a great educational/networking opportunity. It features a number of tracks pertinent to end-of-life doulas, including

  • Community-Based Palliative Care
  • Quality
  • Supportive Care​

Merilynne Rush will be representing LDA as leaders in the end-of-life doula movement come together to discuss the future and growth of the profession.

Sep
22
Fri
National Home Funeral Alliance Conference @ Baltimore, MD
Sep 22 – Sep 24 all-day
National Home Funeral Alliance Conference @ Baltimore, MD | Baltimore | Maryland | United States

Interested in home funerals? Here is a time and place where you’ll have all the time you want to visit and connect with others. A day of expert-facilitated panel sessions on how to grow this movement in your community. Two film screenings and a chance to meet their makers … then kick back under the stars at a bonfire to share home funeral stories. Next day, attend hands-on skills sessions and broaden your knowledge and understanding. Need more? There are vendors, art projects, farm-fresh food, books, music and much more. Please register soon! Space is limited.