Public invited to attend community conversation on death and dying


By David Bruzzese
Special to The SUN

Death is a universal event that transcends many of the differences between us, but it’s not something we normally think and talk about.

The public is invited to attend “Talking about Dying,” a free community conversation about death and dying, on Monday, July 31, at 5 p.m. at the Durango Public Library.

The facilitated discussion will be an opportunity for participants to reflect on the stories and influences that shape their thinking about death and dying and to hear perspectives and ideas from fellow community members. Participants will talk together about questions such as:

• What do we want — and not want — at the end of our life?

• How might our family, culture, religion and beliefs shape how we think about death?

• How do access to care, geography and desires to be remembered affect our decisions about the end of our life?

Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited. Register at or (970) 764-3999.