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.
Saturday, September 2 — “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! This presentation to the Military Widows and Widowers Association will be held on Kirtland Air Force Base and is limited to members of the association.
Tuesday, September 12, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. — “Talking About Death Won’t Kill You” is the topic of Gail’s presentation at Jump Start Your Day with Jim at the Albuquerque office of Morris Hall estate planning attorneys, 9400 Holly Ave., Building 3, Suite B. Free, coffee and light refreshments provided, all are welcome. RSVP to 505-889-0100.
Wednesday, September 13, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. — “Keys to Downsize and Organize Your Life” through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Corrales Community Center, 4940 Corrales Road, Suite 100, Corrales, NM 87048. Register for class 82223 for $20 through this link.
Thursday, September 14, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. — Gail speaks to Dr. Kris Roush’s Death & Dying class at Central New Mexico Community College. Limited to class members.
Tuesday, September 19, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. — Gail Rubin and Susan Cooper, both members of Albuquerque Challenge Toastmasters Club, speak at SouthWest Writers on “How to Knock ’em Dead: Public Speaking for Writers.” This free event is held at the New Life Presbyterian Church located at 5540 Eubank NE, Albuquerque, NM.
Wednesday, September 20, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Gail speaks to Steve Brewer’s University of New Mexico class, “Exploring the Creative Process: Meet the Authors.” The class meets in the Honors College, which is downstairs from the Student Health Center, directly east of the Student Union Building. Classes begin in an area called the Honors Forum, and the public can attend.
Tuesday, October 11, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. — Death Cafe and preview of Before I Die ABQ Festival activities, at Palo Duro Senior Center, 5221 Palo Duro NE (just off San Mateo Blvd. north of Comanche), Albuquerque. Come drink some coffee or tea, eat a cookie, and talk about what’s on your heart or mind about mortality issues. Free event. More information here.
Mark your calendar for the inaugural Before I Die ABQ festival, October 20-25, 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.