What is Death Cafe?


CAMP HILL, Pa. (WHTM) – Did the title grab your attention? Death Cafe of Capital Area is a real thing. It’s a conversation about death; something many of us try not to think about, let alone talk about.

However, it is a reality for us all.  The Center for Hope and Healing in Camp Hill is inviting you to talk about death in a safe setting. You can explore personal thoughts and feelings about mortality, your death, and the dying process.

The Death Cafe is being held on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. The facilitator is Rev. Jacqueline Smith-Bennet and the host is Toinette Shearer, director of the Center for Hope and Healing.

It is a free event, donations will be accepted. You can RSVP at www.c4hh.com/deathcafe or call 717-775-3380 ext. 101.

Donations will help to fund therapeutic offerings that insurance does not cover to help those recovering from traumatic experiences.

Center For Hope just opened its doors in August. It is ramping up services including a program for children or caregiver has cancer as well as programs to help those who’ve experienced sexual trauma and youth dealing with medical trauma issues.

To learn more about the Center for Hope and Healing, go to http://www.c4hh.com/index.html.

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