Death

How to Help a Friend or Loved One Through a Loss from Suicide: Guest Blog by Steve Johnson

September 6, 2016

This post is written by Steve Johnson who co-created PublicHealthLibrary.Org with a fellow pre-med student.  While the topic of suicide is difficult, suicide is a sudden unexpected death that leaves family members and friends left behind needing help.

How to Help a Friend or Loved One Through a Loss from Suicide

Helping Ourselves and Helping Others at the End of Life : Guest Blog by Janet Prescott

June 28, 2016

This post was written for LastingMatters by Janet W. Prescott, Executive Director of Hospice Help Foundation.

Helping Ourselves and Helping Others at the End of Life

I learned over the course of my nearly two-decade career that a good way to cut a conversation short was to mention I work in hospice.

How to Tactfully Initiate End-of-Life Conversations with Aging Parents

June 8, 2016

Whether you plan ahead or you’re thrown into a situation due to a sudden health crisis, end-of-life conversations are never easy. Couple that with trying to initiate end-of-life conversations with your aging parents. These conversations can be excruciatingly delicate and sometimes difficult. One must simultaneously tread lightly, yet boldly.

"It's over" for Yogi Berra

October 3, 2015

On September 22, at the age of 90, Yogi Berra passed away leaving behind a legacy known nationwide. He was a Hall of Famer and one of baseball's finest catchers. Whether or not you liked or even watched baseball, you knew that Yogi was considered “an American treasure”.

Barbara Bates Sedoric, Founder of LastingMatters, engaged in a meaningful presentation and conversation about planning ahead for any life-changing event with a room full of attendees at the Durham Public Library this week. "Planning for the inevitable is the greatest gift you can give and receive" said Sedoric.

Incapacity Happens

August 17, 2015

What does Dad want? Have you asked? How about Mom? Does anyone know what her wishes are?  Has anyone asked her? And is anyone really listening to what they are saying?

Life can turn on a dime. Incapacity happens. Wouldn't it be better to take some time now to get prepared?  There is no time like the present to ask questions and get some answers.  It’s never too late until it really is too late!

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