On a daily basis, members of the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association team talk about all aspects of living and dying with those they serve.
But in most settings, those kinds of discussions don’t just come up. The topics aren’t exactly what we like to call conversation starters.
“In our society, these conversations are hard for people to have,” said Keliane Totten, the VNA’s VP of Community Engagement. “So we’re trying to provide an opportunity for people to have them.”
In an effort to get the general public to talk about living and dying, the VNA is hosting a community game night at True Brew Cafe in Gibson’s Bookstore on April 26 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. And at True Brew Barista in Bicentennial Square, there will be a more casual feel to the topics.
The game at True Brew Cafe is called Hello, and it covers a wide range of topics. A couple of questions include: What activities make you lose track of time? If you had three months to live, what would you give yourself permission to do? What is the last meal you’d want to eat and who would you like to join you?
“Why we like this game is because the questions aren’t that heavy,” Totten said.
While at the barista, there will be question cards at the tables and the bar, to hopefully help spark up a conversation.
“These are conversations for people to have in their lives,” Totten said.
VNA staff members will be at both locations to facilitate the discussions.
There is no cost to attend – just show up and join the conversation.
For more information, visit crvna.org or call 224-4093, ext. 5815.