June 13: Osher Class on End-of-Life Downsizing and Organizing

Jun 1, 2017 | 0 comments

Drawer of Stuff

Drawer of Stuff

Need a little push to get those downsizing and end-of-life plans in place? Attend this June 13 University of New Mexico Continuing Education class, “Keys to Downsize and Organize Your Life.” The class, taught by Certified Thanatologist Gail Rubin, will take place at Del Webb Alegria Active Adult Community in Bernalillo from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Here’s the class description:

You don’t have to be old or dying to downsize. When you’ve lived in the same place for a decade or three, stuff accumulates. We get attached to all sorts of objects which no longer serve us and become clutter. Learn how to let go, pare down and prepare your vital end-of-life information. You’ll feel lighter, energized and liberated!

The class fee is $20. Sign up for class #81414 through this link.

Instructor Bio

Gail Rubin speaking, photo by Pete Vidal.

Gail Rubin speaking, photo by Pete Vidal.

Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®, helps get funeral planning conversations started with a light touch on a serious subject. She hosts the TV/DVD series, A Good Goodbye, as well as a weekly Internet radio program.

As an award-winning speaker, she uses humor and funny films to attract people to a topic many would rather avoid. She also helped pioneer the Death Cafe movement in the United States by hosting the first one west of the Mississippi in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September 2012.

Gail is a Certified Thanatologist, a designation awarded by the Association for Death Education and Counseling. The designation Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement is a fancy name for a death educator. She has made behind-the-scenes visits to mortuaries and the Office of the Medical Investigator, and takes continuing education courses on funerals, death, grief, and the afterlife.

She is also a Certified Celebrant, a Life Tribute professional personally trained by Doug Manning and Glenda Stansbury of the In-Sight Institute, the leading U.S. organization that trains Celebrants. Gail is also a public relations professional and event planner. She has more than 30 years of experience creating many memorable life cycle events.

Gail is an award-winning speaker with memberships in Toastmasters International and the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter.

A Good Goodbye