HERMISTON — Talking about death and dying is difficult and often avoided even with family and close friends — the Conversation Project is opening the door to discuss the difficult topic.
Andrea Cano, a hospital chaplain in Portland, will facilitate a pair of discussions titled “Talking About Dying” Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. in Conference Room No. 2 at Good Shepherd Medical Center, 610 N.W. 11th St., Hermiston. There is no admission charge.
The Conversation Project brings Oregonians together to discuss important and challenging issues and ideas. The “Talking About Dying” series is facilitated by trained professionals from across the state working in the fields of chaplaincy, counseling, gerontology and hospice care. Jennifer Sasser, an educational gerontologist at Marylhurst University in Portland, will lead a discussion Wednesday, April 18 at 1 p.m. at Blue Mountain Community College, Hermiston.
Other upcoming conversations in Eastern Oregon include “After Obama: Talking Race in America Today” (Feb. 27 in La Grande); “Beyond Fake News: How We Find Accurate Information about the World” (April 26, Athena); “Good Food, Bad Food: Agriculture, Ethics, and Personal Choice” (May 10, Athena); “Fish Tales: Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon” (May 24, Joseph).
For more information about presentations across the state, visit www.oregonhumanities.org/calendar. For questions about the upcoming“Talking about Dying,” contact Good Shepherd’s education department at 541-667-3509 or firstname.lastname@example.org.