“Let’s Have Dinner and Talk About Death,” the internationally acclaimed movement that encourages end-of-life planning to ensure that we die with dignity and in the way that we choose, is coming to Elk Grove.
Yolo Hospice, Inc., the region’s oldest and most highly respected not-for-profit community hospice provider, is sponsoring “Let’s Have Dinner and Talk About Death” on Friday, Aug. 16, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Evergreen Springs by Wedgewood Weddings (formerly The Falls at Elk Grove Event Center).
The address is 8290 Elk Grove Blvd. (Between Big Horn Boulevard and Laguna Springs Boulevard).
Research has shown that 75 percent of Americans want to die at home, yet only 25 percent of them do so. A conversation among loved ones, friends and even strangers can help change those numbers — and help ensure death with dignity.
“Let’s Have Dinner and Talk About Death” grew out of a course offered at the University of Washington in 2013 and became a movement. It has since come to include a video, which will be shown at the event, as well as a TED Talk. To date, hundreds of the titular of dinners have been held in over 20 countries.
RSVPs are required to participate in the event, and seating is limited. To participate, please RSVP by Friday, Aug. 9 to Yolo Hospice, 530-601-5778; or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yolo Hospice would like to thank event partners ApexCare home care and Joanne Hatchett, nurse practitioner, and Jeffrey Yee, M.D., of Dignity Health for their participation.
Founded in Davis, CA, in 1979, Yolo Hospice offers palliative care through YoloCare, hospice care, bereavement support, and volunteer socialization services for isolated seniors in Yolo County through Citizens Who Care, to provide a continuum of care and allow every person to experience the highest quality of life at every stage of life.
Today, Yolo Hospice serves the communities of Colusa, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter and Yolo counties with the mission of providing the highest level of care for every patient, every family, every time.