July 28: Laugh and Learn in this End-of-Life Workshop

Jul 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Osher Lifelong Learning logoIf you need a push to get those pesky funeral plans going before someone dies, 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.” Gail Rubin, Certified Thanatologist, will present the workshop on Friday, July 28, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the UNM Continuing Education Center, 1634 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM.  Register for class 81387, $20 at Osher’s website.

Even though humans have a 100% mortality rate, only 25% of us do any end-of-life planning. The Laughing and Learning workshop will give you the tools and the inspiration to take practical steps for outlining your funeral plans, memorial celebration, drafting your own obituary and/or famous last words and preparing advance medical directives.

Funny film clips, supportive conversations and take-home printed materials are included in this workshop. Attendees will participate in Death Café-inspired discussions, tackle a quick first draft obit with the help of provided questions and receive their own copy of The Five Wishes form. You will laugh in the face of death and learn what you need to know BEFORE someone goes and dies.

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 and funny films 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 Die, Hail 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 a funeral trade press journalist, among other roles. Download a free 50-point Executor’s Checklist from her website, www.AGoodGoodbye.com.

A Good Goodbye