NewsLocal News / May 6, 2020

Local Organization's 'Death Cafes' Encourage Dialogue About Death And Dying

Local Organization's 'Death Cafes' Encourage Dialogue About Death And DyingIndiana Pagan Community Outreach and Dialogue has offered programs on death and dying for years, called "Death Cafes." It aims to help during the COVID-19 pandemic by moving the conversation to a virtual meeting on Friday.end of lie plan, Death Cafes, Indiana Pagan Community Outreach and Dialogue, coronavirus, COVID-192020-05-06T00:00:00-04:00
Listen on   Listen on SoundCloud

Local Organization's 'Death Cafes' Encourage Dialogue About Death And Dying

Charlotte Lemieux is cofounder of Indiana Pagan Community Outreach and Dialogue.

Courtesy Charlotte Lemieux

The number of people who have died from COVID-19 is staggering, and restrictions on funerals make dealing with grief, and any death in this time, more difficult.

A local organization that has offered programs on death and dying for years, called "Death Cafés," aims to help by moving the conversation to a virtual meeting this Friday, May 8.

Charlotte Lemieux is cofounder of IPCOD, Indiana Pagan Community Outreach and Dialogue, which hosts the Death Cafés. WFYI’s Jill Ditmire spoke by phone with Lemieux about the program that began, in London, a decade ago.

At WFYI, our goal is to cover stories that matter to you. Our reporting is rooted in facts. It considers all perspectives and is available to everyone. We don't have paywalls, but we do need support. So if unbiased, trusted journalism is important to you, please join us. Donate now.

 

 

Related News

Gen Con Cancels 2020 Convention, Plans Virtual Events
Popular Indy Strawberry Festival Canceled Next Month
Indy 500 Winners Pick Their Favorite 'Spectacle' Of All Time