Living with Dying

Join us for a weekend of community healing events Saranac Lake, New York

October 2 - 3

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Saturday, October 2

Opening reception takes place for the exhibition with readings and live music from 5:00 - 8:00 PM at BluSeed Studios.

Introductory remarks by Cathy Brooksie Edwards, and a brief gallery talk by Diane Fine will begin at 6:00 PM. Four contributors to the Heartspace anthology, including Diane Fine, Amiel Landor, Amy Parker and Jennifer Scanlon, will read excerpts from their chapters in the book.

Refreshments will be served and live music will be offered by Jeffrey Wanzer Dupra

Sunday morning, October 3rd

heart2heart and Hospice High Peaks will offer a community healing event - Tending to the Heart - Living with Grief - at Mount Pisgah Lodge in Saranac Lake. 

Participants will have the opportunity to explore their own journey around the impact of loss and grief in the support of community with introductory lecture, gentle guidance, light movement and live sacred music.

The journey will be lead by Brooksie Edwards, founder of heart2heart and supported by the Hospice High Peaks counseling team.

The soundscape will be provided by Adirondacks own Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan

This is a free event and donations are welcomed. Weather permitting, this will be an outdoor event. Please dress warmly and bring blankets and chairs. In the event of inclement weather, the event will moved indoors to the lodge.

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Sunday evening, October 3rd

heart2heart and The Adirondack Death Care Community will host a Death and Cupcakes community event at Bluseed Studios.

This event is designed after the global movement of Death Cafes. It is an opportunity to have open and honest dialog around navigating the living path of death, dying and beyond.

A presentation by Dr. George Cook on End of Life Challenges will open the conversation. Followed by an open discussion and opportunity to share hosted by Colleen Corrigan, Founder of The Adirondack Death Care Community and heart2heart's Brooksie Edwards.

This is a free event and donations are welcomed. Of course, Cupcakes will be served!!