How can dying and death be made easier and more understandable?

How can dying and death be made easier and more understandable?

Elizabeth Coplan and Carolyn Goad



Come watch the documentary film “End Game” May 29 at BIMA and stay for a discussion with local support providers. Ignoring death doesn’t make it not happen, so why not learn what kind of options you and your love ones have.

Listen here as Elizabeth Coplan discusses “End Game”, an Academy Award nominated film, which helps open up the discussion about end-of-life planning. Ms. Coplan, a 30 year Bainbridge resident, is a playwright, author, and founder of Grief Dialogues, which uses theatre to approach dying and death. After the 40 minute showing of the film, there will be a panel discussion with eminent experts in the field. Among them are Dr. Sharon Stanley and Karen Vargas who, also, live on the Island and will talk about local resource support, such as Island Volunteer Caregivers.

This free community event is open to all ages and stages in life. It is never too soon to confront our questions and fears about about this all-to-human process. People are beginning to realize that they don’t want to burden their families with difficult health decision or financial hardships towards the end of life. Learn about palliative care, which improves the quality of life for those with serious illnesses, and hospice.

Come to the Bainbridge Island Art Museum auditorium on Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. to see this film and stay to join in the question and answer session about end-of-life planning and resources.

There will also be a screening of “End Game” in Seattle on Tuesday May 28, 7 p.m. at Kane Hall, U. of W., also with a panel discussion to follow.

Reserve your seat at Brown Paper tickets or go to griefdialogues.com. Seating is limited at BIMA, so be sure to reserve your seat early.”

Credits: BCB Host: Carolyn Goad; BCB audio editor and publisher: Chris Walker