San Francisco

16—22 April, 2018

Reimagine End of Life is a week exploring big questions about life and death. Join the City of San Francisco in a community-wide conversation.

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Monday, April 16

One Last Thing ...

Hosted By

Elysa Fenenbock + Creative Nomad

This interactive art installation offers a space for you to communicate with those people and those relationships you’ve lost. In loss, a soundtrack often repeats in our heads, if just once more I could… hear her laugh, feel his kiss, be held, be felt and understood… What if you could? Exhibit runs throughout Reimagine week.

Mon. April 16
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7:00am-4:00pm

Free

Dying is a Trip: Are You Prepared for the Journey?

Hosted By

East Bay Center for Living and Dying

We will interview two senior physicians about experiences surrounding the dying process and important choices you will face around medical interventions, life-sustaining treatment, and comfort. Following an interactive discussion, attendees will be assisted to fill out POLST (Physician Order for the End of Life) Form and Advanced Directives.

Mon. April 16
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Private Hayes Valley Home

9:30am-12:30pm

$16, $20

Miscarriage and Infant Death: Making Sense of What Never Makes Sense

Hosted By

Congregation Emanu-El

Although 25% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage and many parents in our communities have lost children, both of these losses can be taboo subjects and unspeakable. Join us to explore how we create community, offer loving support, open up conversations and create a safe space for those who have suffered a loss.

Mon. April 16
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9:30am-11:00am

FREE

Solo-Ager Success and Satisfaction Plan

Hosted By

PJCC

Are you over 50 with neither a spouse nor children geographically nearby? Then you’re a solo-ager. Wonder how to make sure you’re not alone as a solo-ager? Plan ahead with help from Deborah Owdum of RSVP, the agency that helps seniors find meaningful volunteer activities, and Betty Burr, Gerontologist and Certified Retirement Coach. 

Mon. April 16
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10:00am-1:00pm

FREE

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

Mercy Housing

Workshop for healthcare and assisted living professionals introducing PREPARE, which will provide tools for you to use in helping patients/residents to identify future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a personal advocate; and how to better talk with you, doctors and family and friends about their wishes. 

Mon. April 16
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1:00pm-2:30pm

Free

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

Reimagine

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a person who will advocate for your wishes when you no longer can; and to learn how to better talk with doctors and family and friends about your wishes and theirs. 

Mon. April 16
@

1:30pm-3:00pm

Free

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

Reimagine

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a person who will advocate for your wishes when you no longer can; and to learn how to better talk with doctors and family and friends about your wishes and theirs. 

Mon. April 16
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2:00pm-3:30pm

Free

Empathy Bootcamp

Hosted By

Mercy Housing

A session learning the do's and don't's around empathy with Tracy Mulholland from Help Each Other Out. What to do, say, learn tools on how to better listen, be present and follow up with those who have experienced loss. This program is meant to help us dive into deeper relationships, and see how we can get over ourselves to be able to help others. 

Mon. April 16
@

2:45pm-5:00pm

sold out

"Homegoings" Film Screening and Discussion

Hosted By

Angela Hennessy // The School of the Dead

"Homegoings" is a documentary about Isaiah Owens, a renowned funeral director in Harlem. The film paints a portrait of the dearly departed, their grieving families and a man who sends loved ones home. Join us for post-film discussion with interdisciplinary artist Angela Hennessy and public theologian and poet Marvin K. White.

Mon. April 16
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6:00pm-9:00pm

Free

Mother Lear

Hosted By

We Players

A poignant production about an irascible middle-aged scholar with dementia who communicates with her caretaker daughter using only the text of King Lear as the two struggle with aging, love and their own balance of power.

Mon. April 16
@

6:30pm-9:00pm

$32, $40

Prepare for Your Care - Having Your End of Life Wishes Honored

Hosted By

Reimagine

Join us for this PREPARE workshop that will provide tools for you to identify your future hopes and wishes for medical care when living with a progressive or serious illness or at end of life; to identify a person who will advocate for your wishes when you no longer can; and to learn how to better talk with doctors and family and friends about your wishes and theirs. 

Mon. April 16
@

6:30pm-8:00pm

free

Malaise Airways™

Hosted By

Malaise Airways™

Malaise Airways™ is the only airline that offers one-way flights to the Afterlife, book your flight today! "Because you don't have a choice when you die."

Mon. April 16
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7:00pm-9:00pm

$12, $15

Sacred Dying: Vigiling 101

Hosted By

Sacred Dying Foundation

Vigiling 101: Your toolkit for being present with your loved ones. Join us as we learn about sitting vigil and creating a compassionate and spiritual dying experience. Learn how to create a sacred space, and engage the dying with communication, music, and ritual. Dr. Megory Anderson’s experience with hundreds of vigils brings this session to life.

Mon. April 16
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7:00pm-9:00pm

Free

Lessons From the Oldest Old

Hosted By

Institute on Aging

John Leland, reporter for The New York Times, will share insights gleaned from conversations with elders, which inspired his recent series of articles in The NYT, which in turn led to his recent book, Happiness is a Choice You Make: Lessons from A Year Among the Oldest Old.

Mon. April 16
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7:00pm-8:30pm

$5 - $15

Audio Room: End of Life

Hosted By

Presence

Audio Room is a living-room concert series with live performances by emerging artists. This session features Tribal Baroque. Their music shepherds the listener to an other-worldly dimension, introducing guests to live in and consider what we usually don't: a dream-state and death.

Mon. April 16
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7:00pm-10:00pm

$20

Opening Night

Hosted By

Reimagine 

How do we begin? Join Reimagine for a special ceremony + preview of the week to come - a night of creative works inspired by death, loss, life, and love. Featuring unique performances by indie folk band legends Cloud Cult; a Rockefeller Institute "Top 50 living American artist" Marc Bamuthi Joseph; San Francisco Symphony resident conductor Christian Reif with SF Opera singer Renee Rapier; palliative care physician Dr. BJ Miller and author Dr. Ira Byock; Comedy Central performer Chris Garcia, Reimagine founder Brad Wolfe (& The Moon); plus many more!

Mon. April 16
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7:30pm-10:00pm

SOLD OUT