NewsLocal News / May 6, 2020

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

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

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.

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