Death Over Dinner Gets Props on Bloomberg
Death + Dinner = Delicious.
Bloomberg Media recently highlighted the “death dinners,” which recently collaborated with Everplans, in an effort to get people to discuss end-of-life plans while they’re healthy… and hungry.
“Let’s Have Dinner and Talk About Death” has facilitated hundreds of these not-so morbid meals. The site offers a simple multiple choice questionnaire helping people choose attendees (parents, friends, co-workers...), clarify their talking points (“I have recently lost someone very close to me…”), a list of article/video/podcast resources, and a helpful activation email that allows you to get the party started.
Everplans teamed with DeathOverDinner.org and created a helpful workbook so death dinner survivors could turn their talk into action after the evening was over.
The Bloomberg article also includes a nifty infographic labeling America a “Death-Denying Society," part of which focuses on cremation and funeral costs:
The graphic goes on to explain how “end-of-life care decisions, medical intervention and burial wishes are topics that most baby boomers would rather ignore. However, with a 32 percent increase in the number of people dying in the U.S. by 2030, it will force countless decisions on how we die.”
Not such a yummy statistic, but this is something DeathOverDinner.org and Everplans are working to correct, one place setting at a time.