March 7: Come to The Morning Mingle

Feb 13, 2019 | 1 comment

The Morning Mingle is a networking event for senior service-related business providers in the Denver metro area. The monthly meeting, held the first Thursday of each month, promotes connections among those who serve Colorado Baby Boomers and older senior citizens.

The next Morning Mingle will take place on Thursday, March 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at MorningStar Senior Living of Wheat Ridge, 10100 W. 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, Colorado. The event is free and open to all related business professionals. RSVP to John Bachofer, Director of Community Relations, at 720.907.9071 or email a note to him at

The featured speaker is Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist, a pioneering death educator who uses humor, funny film clips, and outside-the-box activities to get people to plan ahead for their 100% mortality rate. She will offer a sneak peek at the Individuals Edition of The Newly-Dead Game®. She will conduct the game at the Frozen Dead Guy Days festival over the weekend.

You can download the event flyer here (but make sure you update the location information for Wheat Ridge, not Arvada).

Frozen Dead Guy Days!

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March means it’s time for the Frozen Dead Guy Days Festival in Nederland, Colorado, in the mountains west of Boulder. Yes, there is a real frozen dead guy at the center of this wild and wacky festival that takes place March 8-10, 2019. Last year, more than 25,000 people attended!

Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death®, will return to conduct The Newly-Dead Game®, as she has done since 2011, and show the comedic documentary, “Grandpa’s in the TUFF Shed.” This year, she is introducing the Individuals Edition of The Newly-Dead Game, which enables everyone in the audience to play along. At this Morning Mixer meeting on March 7, attendees will give the Individuals Edition of The Newly-Dead Game a try!

Featured Speaker: Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist

Gail Rubin speaking, photo by Pete Vidal.
Gail Rubin speaking, photo by Pete Vidal.

Gail Rubin, CT, is a pioneering death educator who uses humor, funny film clips and outside the box activities to teach about end-of-life topics. An award-winning speaker, she “knocked ’em dead” at TEDxABQ in 2015. She’s the author of three books on end-of-life issues: A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to DieHail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips, and KICKING THE BUCKET LIST: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.

She’s also an informed advocate for planning ahead, a Certified Funeral Celebrant, and the coordinator of the Before I Die New Mexico Festival. Albuquerque Business First recognized her as one of their 2019 Women of Influence. Download a free 50-point Executor’s Checklist from her website,

A Good Goodbye