End of Life Planning

The following is a list of organizations, individuals and websites that may be helpful to you. Theses are resources I’ve come across in my travels and have found to be of value and relevant. Your responses and input are important to me, so I hope you’ll take a moment to comment on your findings. I’m especially interested to know if there is something that you are looking for that you don’t see here; send me an email or leave a comment and I will do what I can to find the information for you. Also, I hope you’ll let me know of sites or resources of interest you’ve come across that you are willing to share here. I’m always looking for new resources!

Resources for Living Wills, Pre-arrangement, & Funerals in General

Aging with Dignity is a national non-profit organization with a mission to affirm the human dignity of individuals near the end of life. Available to you here is the online living will Five Wishes. 

Final Fling an award wining website and resource based in the UK. Barbara Chalmers makes an outstanding contribution to guidance and planning for death in a spirited and bold way.

Funeral Consumers Alliance. The FCA is a non-profit state-by-state federation of consumer organizations dedicated to consumers rights to choose meaningful, dignified and affordable funerals.

Funeral Tips is a website that has been established to show you how to reduce unnecessary costs when arranging a funeral, cremation, or memorial service. funeral-tips.com

State of Grace is an organization and resource in New Zealand dedicated to supporting sustainability and providing services to families in planning and home funerals.You can do some calculations here on how to offset your carbon footprint.

The Undertaking  A PBS, Emmy award winning film based on the book by the same name, by poet and Funeral Director Thomas Lynch.