The following links are resources to find out more about compassionate care and loving intentions.

A Guide to Downsizing for Seniors and Their Loved Ones This opens a page with multiple links for info on dying.

An online sanctuary where you can experience and share the transformative power of gratitude.

Cake is the easiest way to discover, share, and store your end-of-life preferences. Whether you’re planning for yourself or a loved one, we offer the tools you need to give yourself and loved ones the peace of mind you deserve.

CaringInfo, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, provides free resources to help people make decisions about end-of-life care and services before a crisis.

Celebration of Life. Along with our family of faith we say thank you for visiting our web site. If you would like to become a part of a church family that is vibrant and passionate about the things of God, then we invite you to join us as we pursue God’s direction to a full and abundant life.

Changing Aging, with Dr. Bill Thomas, is about exploring life beyond adulthood. Dr. Thomas explains: “What we need is a radical reinterpretation of longevity that makes elders (and their needs) central to our collective pursuit of happiness and well-being.”

Death and Dying—The Huffington Post

Death and Dying—The New York Times

Death and Dying—VeryWell

Eight Ways For Seniors To Stay Active This Holiday Season

8 Ways For Seniors To Stay Active This Holiday Season

Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families.

The vision of the Elders’ Guild is a world in which powerful and conscious elders join together in common purpose to bring healing, joy and connection to our lives, our families, our communities and the world.

End of Life University is a FREE Online Interview Series to help older individuals Get Informed and BE Ready for Later Life. The interview series will be broadcast online November 11-14, 2013, during National Hospice Awareness Month. End of Life University

End-of-Life University – Keynotes
Join Death Expo host Dr. Karen Wyatt as she and her guest Stephen Jenkinson discuss his book “Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul.” They will discuss Stephen’s passionate belief that “dying well is a right and responsibility of everyone.” Stephen speaks candidly about his not always well-accepted views on palliative care and how we die.

In this interview you will learn:

  • What are the roots and the consequences of death phobia in our society
  • Why learning to die is the antidote to death phobia
  • The downside of hope at the end-of-life
  • How grief counseling can go wrong for patients

End of Life Wisdom was created to provide compassionate professional advice to the living about dying. Gentle and thoughtful life affirming answers to your individual questions to help you navigate end of life issues and concerns.

Everplan – Store and Share Everything Important. An Everplan is a secure, digital archive of everything your loved ones will need should something happen to you. It contains Wills, Trusts, and insurance policies, important accounts and passwords, info about your home: bills, vendors, etc., health and medical information, Advance Directives and DNRs, final wishes and funeral preferences, and more.

Five Fall Prevention Ideas for Bathroom Showers

To foster awareness of the power of love and forgiveness in the emerging global community.

Graceful Passages, by Gary Malkin and Michael Stillwater
Graceful Passages is a gentle and compassionate multi-media experience intended to help anyone facing the difficult fears surrounding disease, mortality, or life-changing transitions—their own or someone they care for. It combines beautiful music and soothing words, spoken by some of the world’s most honored wisdom-keepers, to provide a safe and peaceful sanctuary for insight, reflection, inspiration and self–renewal. For many, it has helped reduce anxieties around the dying process, providing support and comfort for patients and their families. is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss.

Growth House, Inc., provides education about life-threatening illness and end of life care.

Home Care Assistance – Helping Seniors Live Well at Home. The only home care solution offering an innovative, science-based approach to aging, elevating the standard of care for seniors everywhere.

Jeanne Denney is a therapist, healer, teacher and death (and life) educator who maintains a private practice in Core Energetic Therapy, Somatic Psychology and Energetic Bodywork in West Nyack, NY, Saugerties, NY and New York City.

Join Me in the Age of Disruption
Aging is the Transcendence of Youth. Published by Dr. Bill Thomas,

Inspired by the Buddhist tradition, Metta Institute was founded by Frank Ostaseski to provide innovative educational programs and professional trainings that foster mindful and compassionate end-of-life care.

This list of resources for people with life-threatening diseases and their families and caregivers was prepared by the staff of NPR’s All Things Considered.

Mesothelioma Cancer – Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that’s most often caused by asbestos exposure. It usually forms in the lungs of those who have been exposed to this deadly toxin, but sometimes occurs in the abdominal area or the area around the heart. There are a number of therapies available that can help prolong survival and minimize symptoms and discomfort, but in most cases the cancer is too aggressive and too advanced at the time of diagnosis to be cured. This disease specifically impacts a thin membrane that protects the lungs, heart and organs within the abdominal cavity and enables them to function properly. This is called the mesothelium and the majority of cases of this type of cancer affect the pleura, the mesothelium that lines the lungs.

Moving an Aging or Disabled Parent Into Your Home: 4 Things You Should Know

Moving Beyond Grief After Losing a Spouse

Order of the Good Death is about making death a part of your life. Staring down your death fears—whether it be your own death, the death of those you love, the pain of dying, the afterlife (or lack thereof), grief, corpses, bodily decomposition, or all of the above. Accepting that death itself is natural, but the death anxiety of modern culture is not.

Shared Crossings. Our programs raise awareness and educate people about the profound and healing experiences that are possible at the end of a life. We teach unique protocols that increase loving connection and enhance the possibility for a shared crossing or a Shared Death Experience (SDE) with a loved one at the end of life.

Soul Injury: Healing the Aftermath of War and Trauma. The Soul Restoration ceremonial workshop is a program offered by Opus Peace, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization responding to soul injuries generated by unmourned grief and unforgiven guilt that occurs during trauma, abuse, self-neglect, and serious illness. Our goal is to help soulfully-wounded people love, forgive, and trust themselves to navigate in the world again by disarming their heart while cultivating personal intimacy with fractured aspects of their own self.

Soul & Science is a first-of-its-kind virtual support resource for caregivers from every background and profession. Soul & Science series offer creative, on-line video lessons called “Take Five for Caregivers” – together with practical tools, the latest clinical research and inspiring insights. Each lesson includes a unique on-line Learning Guide for individual and group study. Health Care professional continuing education options and a virtual library of resources are also included. Please explore the available series and many additional topics coming soon. Soul & Science promises to enhance the quality of care you provide for others while supporting your own personal well-being.

Stair Lifts Guide, People who have trouble navigating stairs due to injury or disability, including those who can no longer walk at all, may be able to take advantage of stairlifts. Stairlifts allow users to sit comfortably in a seat that takes them up the steps using the stairs’ railing as a track. Stair lifts allow people to stay in their homes when they might otherwise need to move. Consumers can choose from lifts with a variety of features to help them retain their mobility and independence.

Stanford Medicine Letter Project. To help, empower and support all adults to prepare for their future and take the initiative to talk to their doctors and their friends and family about what matters most to them at life’s end.

Substance Abuse and Caregiving: When to Ask for Help for Your Own Health and Well-Being

Ten Early Symptoms of Dementia

The Art of Living and Dying. The art of dying is the art of letting go and of living the present moment as if it were our last, here, now, immersed in it. The art of dying is the art of letting go and of living the present moment as if it were our last, here, now, immersed in it.

The Center for Conscious Eldering is dedicated to supporting the development of conscious elders. We do so by offering coaching, rite of passage retreats, workshops, and pilgrimages to meet indigenous elders. This is our passion, purpose and talent. We serve those in and approaching that period of life, sometimes called “The Third Age,” who hear the call to age consciously.
The Center For Conscious Eldering

The Conscious Elders Network (CEN) is an educational, non-profit organization fostering a budding movement of vital elders, dedicated to growing in consciousness while actively addressing the demanding challenges facing our country.
Conscious Elders Network

The Conversation Project. The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. We know that no guide and no single conversation can cover all the decisions that you and your family may face. What a conversation can do is provide a shared understanding of what matters most to you and your loved ones. This can make it easier to make decisions when the time comes.

The Four Winds Society. More than 10,000 students around the world have trained with Dr. Alberto Villoldo in the practice of Shamanic Healing and Energy Medicine. “The wisdom of the ancients is being newly discovered in the language of our biology. There is no one better  to guide us on our journey toward living a light-filled, vibrant life.”

The Living & Dying Consciously Project helps individuals learn to live consciously – through all of life’s passages – with the knowledge that death is inevitable.

The Living/Dying Project. The core work of the Living/Dying Project is about healing, healing our body, our mind, and our spirit, healing that is inspired and motivated by the preciousness of human life itself and by the fact that we will all die but we do not know when.

The Providence Institute for Human Caring videos. In these videos, Dr. Byock shares his expertise on improving care for people through the end of life. He explains the need to extend attention beyond state-of-art disease treatments to the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being of every ill person with his or her family. The Providence Institute for Human Caring

The 21-Day Whole Life Cleanse with Dr. Sue Morter. Powerful, Non-Fasting Detox, Quality Nutritional Supplements, Daily Audio MP3 Coaching. 21-Day Whole Life Cleanse

The Quiet Epidemic of Senior Drug Abuse

The Ultimate Guide to Senior Finance: Fiscal Fitness for The Over Fifty Crowd

The Work of Byron Katie is a way of identifying and questioning the thoughts that cause all the anger, fear, depression, addiction, and violence in the world. Experience the happiness of undoing those thoughts through The Work, and allow your mind to return to its true, awakened, peaceful, creative nature. The Work of Byron Katie

Transforming Life as We Age