News Release

REF NO.: 3

SUBJECT: PSA: Sparking conversations about living and dying well

DATE: September 26, 2017

Memorial University’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is partnering with Saint Elizabeth, Canada’s largest not-for-profit health-care provider, to encourage conversations about death and dying through two upcoming initiatives on the St. John’s campus.

Hello, a conversation game for living and dying well, is a fun and interactive conversation game that helps people think about their own wishes and articulate them clearly. There is availability for up to 100 players to participate on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 7-9 p.m. Those interested in attending should register here.

The Reflection Room is an innovative research effort that uses the power of participatory art, shared storytelling and science to gently inspire reflection and conversations and to support advance care planning. Members of the public are invited to visit the room, read stories that others have written about their experiences with dying and death, and perhaps even write a story of their own. The Reflection Room will be located in The Loft, University Centre from Wednesday, Sept. 27, to Friday, Sept. 29.


About Saint Elizabeth

Saint Elizabeth is a national social enterprise providing home care, health solutions and education to people where they are and when they need it. With Canadian roots and more than 100 years of expertise, the not-for-profit charitable organization is accelerating health-care innovation to support healthy lives globally. Through its team of 9,000 health leaders, Saint Elizabeth delivers 19,000 care exchanges daily, totalling 50 million in the last decade alone. Learn more at the website.

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