Thoughtful Endings Workshop Series
Thoughtful Endings is the name of the series of free workshops that members of the Fellowship put on regularly, to help people plan ahead for the end of their life in a way that supports their values and is a benefit to them and their families. Workshops in this series include:
Making End of Life Choices
Constance Holden, a well-known leader in the hospice movement who is currently involved in the Conversation Project, and Elliot Good, a geriatric nurse practitioner, discuss identifying values, choosing a decision-maker and having all-important conversations about your wishes.
Planning Your Memorial
They say funerals are for the living, but maybe you’d like some input? Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry provides helpful guidance on planning your funeral or memorial.
Your Legacy of Meaning
What will you leave behind? Counselor and Legacy Coach Janet Meyer discusses ways to shape how you will be remembered, through writing, photos, and digital media. Information on writing your own obituary is also covered.
Your Financial Legacy
A local estate planning attorney highlights important legal and financial matters to consider in your plans.
Green Burial and Organ Donation
Sue Mackey, of Out of the Box End-of-Life Planning, presents information about options for the body, including burial, cremation, family-led funerals and green burial. She and Elliot Good, geriatric nurse practitioner, also give us guidance around the often-confusing options of organ and whole body donation.
Colorado’s End-of-Life Options Act
On November 8, 2016, Coloradans voted to pass this Act which allows terminally ill patients to self-administer life-ending medications. Constance Holden, former hospice nurse and administrator, Elliot Good, geriatric nurse practitioner, and Sue Mackey, of Out of the Box End-of-Life Planning, provide an overview of this new law.
Stay tuned for information about when this series will be offered next. For more information on end of life planning at the Fellowship, contact Constance Holden at firstname.lastname@example.org.