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Prime Time 50+ Expo Presentation

October 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Gail Rubin

Gail Rubin, CT, event coordinator for the Before I Die ABQ Festival

Gail Rubin, the event coordinator for the Before I Die ABQ Festival, speaks at the Prime Time 50+ Expo on “Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.” Her one-hour talk starts at 11:00 a.m. She will also preview festival events which start on October 20.

The expo takes place from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 1000 Woodward Place NE (just north of Lomas and west of I-25). Receive health info and screenings, enjoy live entertainment, have a refreshment, win prizes and it’s all FREE!

As The Doyenne of Death®, Gail helps get end-of-life and funeral planning conversations started with a light touch on a serious subject. The author of three books on end-of-life issues, she also hosts the award-winning TV/DVD seriesA Good Goodbye, as well as an Internet radio program.

As an award-winning speaker, she uses humor and funny films to attract people to topics many would rather avoid: taking care of advance medical directives, estate planning and funeral planning. She also helped pioneer the Death Cafe movement in the United States by hosting the first one west of the Mississippi in Albuquerque, New Mexico in September 2012.

Her award-winning bookA Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die, provides everything you never knew you needed to know about funeral planning and brings light to a dark subject. She also co-authored Hail and Farewell: Cremation Ceremonies Templates and Tips with Susan Fraser, and wrote Kicking the Bucket List: 100 Downsizing and Organizing Things to Do Before You Die.

Rubin is a Certified Thanatologist (CT), a designation awarded by the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). The designation Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement is a fancy name for a death educator. She has made behind-the-scenes visits to mortuaries and the Office of the Medical Investigator, and takes continuing education courses on funerals, death, mourning, grief, and related topics.

She is also a Certified Celebrant, a Life Tribute professional personally trained by Doug Manning and Glenda Stansbury of the In-Sight Institute, the leading U.S. organization that trains Celebrants. Gail is also a public relations professional and event planner. She has more than 30 years of experience creating many memorable life cycle events. She is an award-winning speaker with memberships in Toastmasters International and the National Speakers Association New Mexico Chapter.



October 19, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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