Spoonie Death Cafes for People with Disabilities, Chronic Pain & Chronic Illness
Thursday, May 12 @ 6pm EST
[International Day of Awareness for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases]
Saturday, October 22 @ 4pm EST
[Invisible Illness Awareness Week, October 17-23]
Leading the national community in the facilitation of Death Cafes, Home Hospice Association is committed to this important community outreach. HHA Death Cafes meet the important organizational mission to normalize death.
Recognizing that individuals who struggle with chronic pain & chronic illness face their mortality differently - and daily, HHA holds safe space for people with chronic pain & chronic illness to come together for conversation about the only certainty in life.
Kayla Moryoussef aka the @GoodDeathDoula
ABOUT the FACILITATOR:
Kayla Moryoussef is the first Death Cafe/current Death Education Program Manager for Home Hospice Association, and a Spoonie herself.
Kayla didn't have to look further than herself to know that Spoonies often think about dying and death differently - and daily - versus their able-bodied counterparts. This sentiment was one mirrored all too often in her personal and professional life, and through shared experiences at Death Cafés. This was the impetus behind HHA's determination to hold space for the unique experiences, thoughts, and feelings around mortality and loss for those with disabilities and chronic illness.
You can find out more about Kayla at www.GoodDeath.ca