The Death Café Movement is Coming to Boston, Massachusetts

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Hospice nurse and end-of-life advocate Suzanne B. O’Brien will host Boston’s very first Death Café on Sunday, January 26th from 1-3 pm.

The Death Café has become a global social movement, with Cafés being held all over the world; Founded by Jon Underwood of London in 2011 and based on the work of Swiss sociologist Bernard Crettaz, the Death Café model was designed to create a place where people can talk about this taboo subject in a safe, nonjudgmental environment while drinking coffee and eating delicious cake. To date, there are about 455 cafés around the world, The New York Times did a front page story on the NYC Death Café in June 2013 .

In the last 80 years or so our society has forgotten that death is a natural part of life’s journey. Death is the second leading fear in this country; fear is paralyzing. The result is that we do not talk honestly about death, and this makes for a much more difficult ending when the time comes. Simply coming together to talk about our feelings and philosophies regarding death takes the fear out of it.

People are pleasantly surprised at how upbeat and positive these Cafés can be. “I have seen so many wonderful connections come from these meetings—along with great moments of laughter,” said O’Brien.

Death is universal to all of us. To talk about the realization of death allows us to focus on life. As O’Brien likes to say, “Death Cafés breath new life into living.”

Death Café Boston will be held in a private home. RSVP for seats. Space is limited and will be on a first come basis.

For more information, please visit

for reservations email suzannebobrien(at)yahoo(dot)com

or call 845-337-0389

This event is free.

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