Befriending Death with Michelle O’Rourke

When:
October 31, 2019 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
2019-10-31T10:30:00-04:00
2019-10-31T15:00:00-04:00
Where:
Crieff Hills Retreat Centre
Cost:
$25.00 (Includes lunch)
Contact:
Program
1-800-884--1525

Join us in the midst of celebrating All Saints and All Souls Days, as we explore the essence of how to live well when we face the final chapter of our lives. We will examine the difference between care and cure; the importance of early access to palliative care; the understanding of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) and how to have difficult conversations with our loved ones about our wishes. The writings of Henri Nouwen will help us to navigate this topic with faith and grace.

Michelle is the author of Befriending Death:  Henri Nouwen and a Spirituality of Dying (Orbis Books, 2009) and Embracing the End of Life:  Help for Those Who Accompany the Dying, (Novalis, 2012) co-authored by Eugene Dufour. In 2014 Michelle was chosen to oversee the design and development of Chatham-Kent Hospice, a ten-bed residential hospice which opened in April 2016 and continued to serve in a shared role as the Program Coordinator for both the Chatham-Kent Hospice and the Palliative Care and Oncology Departments.  She retired in 2018 after thirty-three years of service and now has more time to focus on what she truly enjoys – speaking, writing, and consulting.

Pre-registration is required. Please call 1-800-884-1525 or email programs@crieffhills.com at least one week before the event. Fees can be paid by credit card, e-transfer or at the door.