Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Workshop: Caring for Our Own After Death

Sponsored by The Friends of Heath Free Public Library. Pre-registration is required.

People have been caring for deceased loved ones at home for millennia. The experience, while sad, is ultimately healing and beautiful. Beginning the grieving process in the privacy of our homes allows for sharing and support on a deeper level.

You may not realize that... You can care for your loved one at home... Embalming is not required... A family can fill out and file the death certificate... A family can transport the deceased to the cemetery or crematory.

Saturday, March 25, 1 PM to 4:30 PM

Pre-Registration is Required 
Contact Rol Hesselbart 413-337-6659 rolhesselbart@gmail.com
Registration will be limited.

Heath Community Hall
1 West Main St. Heath, MA
The Workshop is offered free of charge. Donations will be accepted

This program will introduce you to home wakes and funerals. It will describe the enormous personal benefits that come with this profound moment in a family’s life. It will also include the legal facts and logistical details. There will be time for discussion, questions and answers. An excerpt from the PBS documentary “A Family Undertaking” which follows the story of four families who chose home funerals will be shown. The final hour will include a hands-on demonstration for those who are interested in the details of a home wake and funeral such as bathing, dressing, cooling and carrying the body.

This workshop will be led by Peg Lorenz, home funeral guide, consultant and founder of Peaceful Passage at Home. Peg has 20 years of experience with hospice care. Peg was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Home Funeral Alliance. She has a certificate in end-of-life care from the University of Southern Maine and has completed the training taught by Crossings: Caring for Our Own at Death, a resource center for home funeral care.