Wednesday, August 25: Movie The Most Excellent Dying of Jack Heckelman: Conscious Dying and Home Death Care
This documentary of what Jack called “my last great adventure” shows footage of community and family support including his casket being made by a niece, family and friends gathering to say farewell, and care for him after death in a three-day home vigil.
It was Jackʼs wish that this ﬁlm be his legacy of hope and encouragement for all people, to empower them with choices for their own dying.
Linda Bergh, Jack Hechelman’s wife and a MN Threshold Network founder, will be on hand to answer questions about the film, end-of-life care, and the new Minnesota state law giving more options for home death care and environmentally friendly final disposition.
Southdale Library, 7-9 pm. Free.
September 11: Workshop: Caring for Our Deceased/Creating a Minnesota Care Group
At our last Minnesota Threshold Meeting, members said that they wished to go further in their knowledge of the care of the dead. Marianne Dietzel, Linda Bergh, and Heather Halen have volunteered to guide a September training session on the practical aspects of this work. The trainees, if they choose, can become part of a Minnesota care group that could support people who want to hold a home funeral.
This workshop is open to twenty participants. Priority will be given to those who have participated in Minnesota Threshold meetings. If the workshop has not filled by August 30, it will be opened to others. If you are interested, please email a response before August 30 to Linda Bergh at email@example.com.
There will be a $5 fee for snacks and handouts.
Home of Marianne Dietzel, 9 am – noon
2954 Hamline Ave. Roseville MN 55113 (North on Hamline off Highway 36 past County Road C)