A fascinating look at heath and dying is planned for this week at Copper Mountain College. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the “Death Café” opens Friday….
The Copper Mountain College course, “Perspectives on Death and Dying” has been enlivened by a guests including coroners, funeral directors, embalmers, florists, musicians, chaplains, counselors, even a psychic who communicates with the dead. Instructor Cathy Itnyre says she’s always looking for opportunities to “bring death to life” for her students. Last April the Los Angeles Times ran a front-page article about Death Cafés where people share ideas, fears, and understandings about death over cookies and tea. Hospice social worker Betsy Trapasso will lead a presentation on the Death Café movement, followed by a discussion. The talk is open to the public. It all happens at the Bell Center Community Room on Friday, October 25, at 5 p.m.