Reality of Our Mortality Learning Circle: MAiD and Impacts for the Bereaved
THIS MONTHS' TOPIC
Medical Assistance in Dying: Impacts and Implications for the Bereaved
Every death leaves someone behind. What if the death in question was planned and took place with medical assistance? Join us to reflect on and explore the continuum of impacts and implications for family and friends when someone exercised their legal right to medical assistance in dying.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This workshop focuses on self reflection, personal discovery, bereavement and communication. This workshop is not intended to be an introduction to MAiD. For more information on MAID, visit the
Facilitated by Reena Lazar and Michelle Pante of Willow End-of-Life Education & Planning, these gatherings are a safe, open-hearted place to explore, in community, the reality of our shared mortality. Each event centers around a different topic as a pathway for self-reflection, conversation and connection.
Thanks to the generous support of the City of Vancouver’s Mountain View Cemetery, these events are free to the public. All are welcome to join us, usually the last Monday of the month. Future dates are also listed, along with other events, on the
Death is the one thing in life we’re most certain of, yet most people would do anything to avoid talking or even thinking about it. For most of us, it takes death itself—whether recent or impending—to prompt us to bravely consider the reality of our mortality.
People in their dying days often speak of experiencing enormous growth and transformation. Dying can be a time of truth seeking and risk taking. Many have observed that in the face of death, people tend to focus on what gives (or has given) their life meaning.
Perhaps you’ve experienced something similar around a health crisis or the death of someone you knew. The truth is, you don’t need to wait until someone dies or you’re faced with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness to experience these benefits.
Your mortality is an opportunity in disguise.
Whether you have days or decades to live, we believe that thinking about and preparing for your some-day, one-day, inevitable death will inspire you to live your best life now.
We'd love to journey with you.
With love and light, Michelle Pante + Reena Lazar
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