Upcoming events with Gail Rubin, CT
Gail Rubin works with organizations to connect with baby boomers and seniors concerned about end-of-life issues. Laugh and learn about death, downsizing and dealing with recalcitrant relatives with these great presentations.
Wednesday, July 12, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. — “Jewish Funeral Traditions on Film” presented through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. This talk illuminates the differences and similarities of Christian and Jewish funeral traditions – highly beneficial for interfaith families. Register for class 81396, $20 at Osher’s website.
Saturday, July 15, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. — Albuquerque Death Cafe at Gail Rubin’s home. RSVP for address and directions. More information here.
Wednesday, July 19, noon to 1:00 p.m. — “Kicking the Bucket List: Downsizing Things to Do Before You Die” presented at Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity’s administrative offices next to the ReStore, 4900 Menaul Blvd. NE. Free, register at the Events & Classes page at www.HabitatABQ.org.
Friday, July 21, noon to 1:00 p.m. — “A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die” presented at Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity’s administrative offices next to the ReStore, 4900 Menaul Blvd. NE. Free, register at the Events & Classes page at www.HabitatABQ.org.
Friday, July 28, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute class “Laughing and Learning” will give you the tools and the inspiration to take practical steps for planning a “good goodbye.” Register for class 81387, $20 at Osher’s website.
Wednesday, August 16, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. — New Mexico Conference on Aging presentation, “Downsize and Organize for a Better Life (and Death).” You don’t have to be old or dying to downsize. When living in the same place for decades, stuff accumulates. Attachment to objects which no longer serve us become energy-draining clutter. Learn how to let go, pare down, and prepare your vital end-of-life information. You’ll feel lighter, energized and liberated! Register for the conference through this webpage.
Mark your calendar for the inaugural “Before I Die” ABQ festival, October 20-24, 2017. “Before I Die” festivals are part of a growing social movement to foster reflection about how we as individuals and as a society manage death and dying. By providing space and opportunities to openly discuss end-of-life issues, we can improve the percentage of those who plan ahead and take actions to address our mortality. More information here.