The concept of ibasho—a Japanese term meaning a place where one feels a sense of belonging and purpose, and is accepted as oneself—challenges prevalent perceptions about aging. The Ibasho approach recognizes elders as valuable assets to their community, empowering them to be active participants and changing the harmful outcomes created by society’s negative perceptions and expectations—social isolation, a loss of dignity and respect, and a sense of uselessness and irrelevance. This approach …(creates) a strong informal support system in which elders are the catalyst to strengthen social capital among community members of all ages.
Click on the following link to learn more: https://ibasho.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/150318Elders-Leading-the-Way-to-Resilience-Conference-Version.pdf
Saturday February 22 * 1-3pm * $10 * REGISTER
6950 Maple St NW, Washington DC 20012
with Sarah (founder of Death Positive DC and end-of-life doula)
Contact Sarah at email@example.com for more information
We will start promptly at 1pm // PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Join me as we learn about obituaries and have a go at writing our own.
We’ll spend a bit of time talking about the history of obits and we’ll read some obituaries (with an emphasis on ones written by the person who died).
Then I’ll provide different writing exercises we can try. We will write and discuss, and then have a second round of writing and discussion. I’ll be available for one-on-one help.
At the end of the workshop, people can read their obits to the group (optional, of course!).
Please bring paper and pen or a laptop for writing. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.