Changing the Face of Dying was born of ten amazing years working in hospitals and emergency rooms across the country. In that time, a vision formed of changing our societal views on death as a taboo subject; starting and perpetuating conversations about end-of-life; education to change the way we perceive death and plan for it; retaining control of our lives to the very last breath. We work with individuals, organizations and families in a multifaceted approach to define quality of life and plan for how to maintain that quality through to the last breath. Check out the link below:
Amanda has a comprehensive list of resources state-wide and nationally on her resources page. Be sure to check it out if you need more resources!
The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. Check out their website for the Conversation Starter Kits that we distribute at our events. They also offer additional free resources that may be of use to you, including how to talk to your doctor and how to select a medical proxy! Check out the link below:
Last Things is for those who want to be more in control of what happens to their own body after death, or would like to explore ways to care for a loved one’s body after death, there are options other than the standard funeral practices of our day. If you or a loved one long for a simple burial or would like to have after-death care centered on family and community, and have a desire to talk about and plan for these the website offers an invaluable resource of information.
Good Ground Great Beyondis fundamentally aimed at being a physical space in nature to bury our dead simply, and aspires to also be a space to burn our dead ceremonially and presently. It aims to be a space in Midcoast Maine to return, to remember, to contemplate. It is a sanctuary in which to feel, pray and practice.
Maine Death with Dignity is a political action committee working to pass an assisted dying statute at the ballot in Maine.