Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc.
Planning for What Comes After Death
by Mary Andrus-Overley
Sunday July 11, 2021 - 2:00 pm Eastern Time
Free and open to the public*Via Zoom


This talk is presented by Drepung Loseling Monastery and the DLM Eldercare Discussion Group which focuses on Buddhist Eldercare regarding Aging, Caring, Grieving, and Dying. The Eldercare group currently meets once a month online via Zoom on the 3rd Sunday until such time as Drepung Loseling Monastery is open once again to the public. Hosting this talk will be longtime participant of the group Susanne Fincher. Following the presentation there will be a brief Q&A.
The funeral consumer is uniquely vulnerable when making burial or cremation arrangements for a loved one at the time of a death, disadvantaged in dealing with funeral home staff not only by intense emotions and the urgency to make disposition arrangements but also by the social taboo against talking about and planning for death with family and friends ahead of time and the secrecy of the funeral care industry.
Join us to learn how the Memorial Society of Georgia (MSOG) and its sister organization, the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Georgia (FCAGA), are educating and empowering Georgia’s funeral consumers with information about their rights and options for care and disposition of their remains, along a with searchable table online through which to view and compare General Price Lists for more than 300 Georgia funeral homes and crematories.

Mary Andrus-Overley is the new President of the board of directors of the Memorial Society of Georgia (MSOG), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1973 as a discount buyers club and dedicated to ensuring dignified funeral care services in keeping with the values and financial resources of its members and their families. She also serves as Vice President of the board of the newer not-for-profit profit Funeral Consumers Alliance of Georgia (FCAGA), a partner organization created by MSOG to educate and empower funeral consumers throughout Georgia.
Mary is a retired social worker, manager, and educator. Her wide-ranging professional career included public welfare, community mental health, volunteer management, older adult programs, home health care, social justice education and advocacy at the national level and management of denominational services at the district level for Unitarian Universalist congregations, and field education for undergraduate and graduate students in two schools of social work.