In conjunction with NIH and NLM, Sharon Public Library presents A Living Person's Guide to Dying, a multi-part speaker series about death and dying, green burials, digital estate planning, and more. Although death is an inevitable reality of life, we often delay conversations about the topic until after the fact--a habit that can create unnecessary stress or confusion about our end-of-life wishes. The Library is seeking to launch an honest, open series of discussions around this important topic.
Tonight, join Kristen Fumarola of Peaceful Passage at Home for a discussion on the history, benefits, and practicalities of home funerals; myths and fears about holding a home funeral or wake; legal considerations around the process; and home-based after-death care.
"Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it." --Haruki Murakami
This project has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Cooperative Agreement UG4LM012347-01 with the University of Massachusetts, Worcester.