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What Matters Most: A Creative Arts Festival Exploring Living Fully & Dying Well

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April 23, 2017
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Bridges for End-of-Life is pleased to present, in partnership with The Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts, a unique & poignant creative arts festival with a community education twist.

So, you probably have a good sense of "living fully," but what is "dying well" you might ask? While it may sound surprising, it can be a gift - one that you give yourself and those you love. And the basics are simple - reflecting on your values, wishes & fears, talking with family & friends, getting things in order, and grieving fully in ways that honor the memories of those who've died. And here's the best part, learning about dying well is really about making time to live fully - it's about focusing on what matters most in whatever phase of life you may find yourself.

And we know that the arts are a wonderful, safe, even fun, way to approach what can be difficult topics. So, this festival is for everyone - whether 25 or 45 or 75; whether you are a healthcare professional or a family caregiver; whether planning way ahead or in need of some timely support. This unique festival includes:

Live performances by:
* Grammy-nominated Singer-Songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman
* Charleston Poet Laureate Marcus Amaker
* Professional Storyteller Soaring Stories/Regi Carpenter

* Interactive crafts, games & activities for all ages
* Collaborative community art project
* Living Fully public art exhibition
* Free resources from 25+ community service providers
* Adorable pet therapy dogs
* Food trucks
* Kid/Family Friendly: Free Turtle Pops for the first 50 children, kid-friendly art activities, & a playground beside the festival
* Abundant parking, ample seating, indoor facility, & outdoor tent for convenience & comfort whatever the weather

This event is appropriate for all ages and is FREE & open to the public. So mark your calendar & plan to join us for an afternoon of "serious fun" - in a scenic, waterfront setting - as we explore together what matters most.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Visit to let us know you'll be attending

P.S. There are a *very limited* number of sponsor & exhibitor slots available so email if interested in having your organization involved with this distinctive event.

Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park
99 Harry M. Hallman, Jr. Blvd
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464
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