Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 6:00pm
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Virtual - Zoom

Do you plan to live forever? Do you ever plan to move? Depending on where you're going, you can't take it with you. This talk focuses on practical ways to downsize excess goods without being overwhelmed by the job, what you need to know to organize your information for your executor, and how to plan for end-of-life issues.

Speaker Bio
Gail Rubin '80 is a Terp and a Certified Thanatologist – that's a death educator – who "knocked 'em dead" with her TEDxABQ talk "A Good Goodbye." She pioneered the Death Café movement in the United States and was one of the first people to coordinate Before I Die Festivals in the U.S. She is the author of three books on end-of-life issues: A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don't Plan to Die, Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies, Templates and Tips, and Kicking the Bucket List: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die. She graduated from UMD College Park in 1980 with a BA degree in Communications and worked in television and public relations before becoming The Doyenne of Death® (a doyenne is a woman considered senior in a group who knows a lot about a particular subject).

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Questions? Contact Cara Folk at cfolk@umd.edu