Embracing the Options: Supporting End-of-Life Care in Your Community
Thank you for joining us at the TSLCA Summit: Embracing the Options: End-of-Life Care in Your Community on June 20, 2018 at the Fireside Inn in Lebanon, NH!
All across Northern New England, older community leaders, policymakers, and partner organizations are building communities in which we can all age with dignity and choice. The Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging is helping to connect these inspiring leaders to resources and strategies that expand and enhance their work.
Atul Gawande, in his book, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, writes, “Our ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death but a good life to the very end.” To help community leaders involved in Northern New England’s aging in place movement embrace this goal, the TSLCA hosted a regional conversation about making life good right up until the very end.
This shared learning experience will explored the powerful resources and tools available to help us talk about death and dying and make decisions about how we want to live. This event explored hospice, Death Cafes, Death Doulas, advance directives, games that help you start the conversation, and much more. These amazing resources available in our communities can help us all be more thoughtful about how we live and provide care as we approach the end of life.
While not the easiest conversation to start, the conversation about death and dying is one of the most important ones we can have. Thank you to all who joined us!