The El Paso Funeral Museum by Perches Funeral Homes is holding a one-day Before I Die Seminar with Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®. This event will take place Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 6111 S. Desert Blvd., El Paso, Texas.
August 6 Update: The event will still be held, to help the El Paso community heal after the mass shooting that occurred on Saturday, August 3. The programming will include two opportunities for people to share their thoughts and feelings in Death Cafe conversations at 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
In this video, Gail interviews Salvador Perches, CEO of Perches Funeral Homes, about their goals for this Before I Die seminar.
Before I Die events help people plan ahead for their 100% guaranteed mortality with multiple death-discussion-friendly activities. Gail Rubin says that taking even a few small steps can reduce the stress, conflict and confusion death causes.
The seminar is free and registration is required. The schedule of events includes:
- Death Cafe conversations at the beginning and end of the event.
- Speakers and panel discussions on a range of end-of-life issues.
- A Lunch and Learn with a local estate planning attorney.
- Everything You Want To Know about Death ….. But Were Afraid to Ask.
- Free Breakfast and lunch will be provided for registered attendees.
There will be valuable information for health care professionals, caregivers, and the general public. Call 915-209-0097 for more information. Register online through this link.
About the El Paso Funeral Museum
The El Paso Funeral Museum was inspired by Perches Funeral Homes to enlighten and educate the El Paso community on one of man’s oldest cultures, professions and rituals, and to celebrate the traditions of the funeral service industry. The museum serves as an educational resource with materials designed to focus on learning. This Funeral museum has real artifacts, dioramas, and exhibits that provide a unique and interesting environment that fosters learning for all ages.
About Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death®
Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist, is a pioneering death educator. Rubin is a public speaker, a published author of three books, host of a TV interview series and podcast, a blogger, a funeral industry trade journalist, a Certified Funeral Celebrant, and an innovator in the funeral business. She created a conversation-starting game called The Newly-Dead Game®, introduced the Death Café movement in the United States, and held the first Before I Die Festival west of the Mississippi in 2017. Albuquerque Business First named her one of their 2019 Women of Influence.
Her essay, “Alway Embrace Your Uniqueness,” is featured in the new book, 1Habit: 100 Habits from the World’s Happiest Achievers.