Stockton Springs Community Library’s “Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Seniors at Home” Speakers’ Series is sponsoring a Death Café on Friday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Chuck Lakin and Nancy McAlley will lead the day-long conference, which will deal with issues related to end of life, death and choices. The event will be held in the lower level of the Town Office. Lunch will be offered, as well as morning and afternoon snacks. All are welcome, but preregistration is required.

Death Café is not a physical location, but is an event hosted at someone’s house, library or other pop-up temporary venue. The objective of a death café is to help people to make the most of their finite lives. Individuals can discuss their understanding, thoughts, dreams, fears and all other thoughts of death and dying at these events.

Nancy McAlley is a retired nurse with extensive end-of-life experience. She is also an interfaith minister, a home funeral advocate, and a member of Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County and the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Maine.

Chuck Lakin is a home funeral educator, who teaches people how to make their own wooden coffins, which he says are cheaper and can be decorated.

Seating is limited. Call SSCL at 567-4147 or stop by the library to register.

The program is made possible through support from the Maine Charity Foundation Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.