Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Cleveland, Ohio’s First Death Café - Presented by eFuneral.com

We are excited to host Cleveland’s First Death Café!

Facilitated by Chelsea Gumucio, LISW and Shelly Barnard, MSSA, LSW

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Gypsy Bean & Baking Co.
6425 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102

Free to Attend

Join us for coffee, cake, and conversation about death, dying and end-of-life.

You don't have to be actively dying or caring for a sick loved one- we are all going to face death at some point, so why not talk about it in a relaxed atmosphere?

We would like to host this death café to get people talking about the inevitable- but also to discover those things that are most important in life. Often talking about death can bring about a perspective of how short life can be and how to live it to the fullest. The facilitators, Chelsea and Shelly, are licensed social workers in Cleveland who work with patients and families at the end-of-life. When we talk with others about what we do on a day-to-day basis, people share their stories about dying and ask a lot of curious questions about the process; So we figure, why not make this an event where people can come together to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences?

Chelsea is the Liaison Social Worker for eFuneral.com- a comprehensive online resource that enables those thinking about end-of-life to research, plan, and arrange a wide-variety of funeral-related services. We have collected funeral pricing, consumer ratings, and consumer reviews in order to help funeral planners make more informed decisions. In addition, we provide a resource center called “Comfort Circle” with articles written by experts about various topics including funeral planning, caregiving, death and dying, and more. To learn more visit eFuneral.com.


  1. When is another one of these scheduled? I saw an article today in the NY Times.

  2. Agreed. I'm here because of the NY Times article. When is there another CLE meeting?

  3. The concept is wonderful as long as it is true to the original principles of Bernard Crettaz. The principles of "NOT FOR PROFIT", NOT LEADING PARTICIPANTS TOWARDS ANY PARTICULAR CONCLUSION OR COURSE OF ACTION".I find it disturbing when for profit organizations are hosting these events.We all know the true intention.


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