Death is inevitable. We can’t change that fact. We can change our relationship to it. We can bring death out of the closet.

Contemplate it. Talk about it. Plan for it. Allow it to inform the way we live—the choices we make. How we die is an extension of how we live.

Use the resources gathered here to develop your death literacy—the practical know-how needed to plan well for the end of life—for yourself or others.


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Upcoming Events in Ithaca


Both the Sound & Vision and the How to Be a Health Care Proxy workshops have been cancelled for this spring. We hope to offer them later this year.

Sound & Vision: What Does Dying Well Mean to You?

Learn more about this workshop.


How to Be a Health Care Proxy

Have you been asked to be someone’s health care proxy?
Do you understand your person’s wishes and choices for end-of-life care?
Do you understand your legal responsibilities as a proxy?

Join us to learn more about what it means to serve as someone’s health care proxy.

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