Workshops

Family Directed Home Funeral Workshop
Viroqua, WI

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Friday, November 3, 2017  –  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, November 4, 2017  –  9:00 am – 4:00 pm

         Full workshop cost – $85

Price includes lunch, one copy of My Final Wishes, and a resource packet.

        Friday evening movie and discussion are open to the public.
Free will donation accepted.

Advance registration for Saturday is required as space is limited. Until the latter part of the 19th century, most people were born and died in their own homes. When they were born, their family cared for them; when they died, their family cared for them. Dying, like birthing was inte­grated into living. Caring for those who had died was not only the last act of love, it was the first step of healing. This workshop will give you the information and hands-on practice to prepare you to care for your family member after death at home, and to carry out a home or family-directed funeral with or without the services of a funeral director.

Friday:  7:00 pm Free and open to the public 
Screening of A Family Undertaking. Discussion to follow.

Saturday: 9am – 4pm Registered participants only
Saturday Workshop Topics covered: • Family Direct Cremation & Green Burial options • Advance planning: Utilizing My Final Wishes, WI Health Care Power of Attorney, Living Will, Ethical Will, & Declaration of Final Disposition in advance of your death. • Meeting WI legal requirements and acquiring the necessary paperwork • Care of the Body • Creating sacred space and Home Vigils.

The workshop and film screening will be held in the Whited-Ford’s Home:

234 South Center Ave.,  Viroqua, WI

Register online through paypal (you do not need an account) or mail in your registration to the address listed above. 

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