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DIY Family-Directed Home Funeral

Friday night, March 22  7 pm – 9 pm

Saturday, March 23 9 am – 4 pm

         Full workshop cost – $85

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

Friday evening movie and discussion is included in the cost of the workshop but is also open to the public for a
free will donation.

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 (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 at our office:
500 East Jefferson St., Room 202,  Viroqua, WI

Download a registration form or pay online here.

 

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