End-of-Life Conversation

A Different Kind of Mother's Day

May 16, 2018

If you are lucky enough to still have your mom around, be sure to share your love with her each and every day…not just on Mother’s Day.

What did you learn from your mom this past Mother’s Day?

Although she’s your mom, she is also a person with her own life experiences that have nothing to do with you. What pieces of her story do you know? And what don’t you know about your mother?  

Why Don’t We Talk about Death?

February 18, 2018

Why don't we talk about death? First of all, it’s going to happen to each and every one of us. Yet, why does initiating a conversation about planning ahead for death always seem to make people run in the other direction?

What is it that makes us so fearful?  Do you think that having conversations about end-of-life plans will in fact “jinx” you?

Why talking about death and planning ahead is beneficial:

Barbara Bates Sedoric, Founder of LastingMatters, engaged in a meaningful conversation with a multigenerational audience about getting creative with "death". Enjoy Barbara's presentation here with family, friends, and colleagues.

Carol Marak, aging expert and editor at Seniorcare.com, writes the "Age with Purpose Newsletter", a weekly newsletter offering "practical advise to maximize life as you age" to inspire people 50+ years.

Barbara Bates Sedoric, President and Founder of LastingMatters, was invited by Tina Ketchie Stearns to be part of "It's About How You LIVE!" Telesummit - Taking the Fear Out of Conversations about Advance Care Planning, Serious Illness and End of Life Care.

Kimberly C. Paul's Death by Design helps inform people about becoming the designer of their own destination.  Death by Design recently added LastingMatters to a list of National resources on its website.

Kimberly C. Paul wants to radically change the way people face end of life, and she's using her extensive experience as a storyteller to do just that.  

On Tuesday January 24, there will be a free panel discussion — “Navigating the Next Chapter: Charting a Course for the Future” — beginning at 5:30 Tuesday, Jan. 24, at The Falls Event Center, 21 Front St., Manchester, N.H.

Many seniors and their families postpone making difficult decisions and discussing wishes for the future. 

Diane Atwood is the author of "Catching Health" - a blog launched in 2011 for health reporting that makes a difference.

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