Jacki Mann

Jacki Mann, RN, of In the Circle of Life, will present a lecture and discussion on green burials on Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m.

MOUNT VERNON — The sixth session of a death and dying education series will be held Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Reception Center of the Kokosing Nature Preserve, 10620 Quarry Chapel Road in Gambier.

This month’s topic is Green Burials and the discussion will be facilitated by Jacki Mann, RN. Green burials, also known as natural burials, are environmentally sustainable, conserve natural resources and offer a way to honor a loved one through the return of the body to nature.

Following a short clip of the documentary, A Will for the Woods, information will be provided by representatives from Kokosing Nature Preserve and Snyder Funeral Home, both of which provide green burial arrangements.

The series continues monthly through May and is free and open to the public with no pre-registration necessary. In the Circle of Life is a non-profit organization with the mission of guiding others to a deeper understanding of death to help release the fear of dying and inspire them to an enriched, authentic life, with the end in mind.

Mann is a certified hospice and palliative care nurse, a living and dying coach, and end-of-life doula with more than 30 years of in-home care and hospice nursing experience.

The topic for the final session on May 30 is Hospice: What it Is, What it Isn’t.

The series is presented by In the Circle of Life and sponsored by Hospice of Knox County (HKC) and Kokosing Nature Preserve, and Snyder Funeral Homes 

Hospice of Knox County is located at 13300 Coshocton Road in Mount Vernon. It is a member of Hospice of North Central Ohio which serves more than 200 patients daily in Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Morrow, and Richland counties with palliative, hospice and free bereavement services.

For more information, go to www.inthecircleoflife.org or call 614-648-8897.

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