End of Life Education

 

Whether you or your group would like to learn more  about Green Burials, Home Vigils/Funerals or Creating Ritual and Ceremony,   I can customize it to fit your needs.   I currently do  workshops, presentations, Film screenings and offer Individual  and Group conversations.   

My clients have included:
  • Seward Co-op
  • National Home Funeral Alliance
  • North Memorial Hospice
  • Tergar Meditation Community
  • North Memorial Hospice
  • Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church
  • Sierra Club
  • Episcopal Homes

Public offerings and Fees:  

1 Hour introduction to Home Funerals includes                                     

  • What is a home funeral
  • History of funerals in North America                                    
  • Your legal rights 
  • Costs 
  • Environmental benefits
  • Special Considerations
  • Fears or concerns 
  • Creating community around Home Funerals

  $75.00 non-profit or group  / $250 corporate

*I charge an additional $.60 per mile for destinations 20 miles or more outside of Saint Paul

   1 hour introduction to Green Burials  

  • What is a Green Burial
  • Current Burial & Cremation practices
  • Environmental concerns
  • Conservation Burial, Green Burial, Hybrid Burials
  • Green Cremation
  • Green Burial Containers 

  $75.00 non-profit or group  / $250 corporate

*I charge an additional $.60 per mile for destinations 20 miles or more outside of Saint Paul

Some people are surprised to know that: 
  • Conventional Burials are chosen by over 50% of the American public.  It is estimated that in the U.S., cemeteries bury 90,000 tons of steel in coffins, 30 million board-feet of hardwood and 750,000 gallons of toxic embalming fluid.
  • In the twin cities area, there are currently five cemeteries that do not require vaults for burial.  
  • You are not legally required to be embalmed to have a public viewing.
  • It is legal for friends and family members to prepare a body for burial or cremation by washing, dressing and laying out for a visitation/funeral.
  • In 2011 $554 billion was spent on Health Care. Medicare spent 28%, or about $170 billion on patients’ last six months. End-of-Life Care:  A challenge in terms of costs and quality.
  • Advanced Health Care Directives provide physicians and caregivers guideance on how to proceed if you become unable to direct your own medical care.