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7 Tools for Making Sense of Life & Death - Live and Interactive Discussion

Death is the one thing in life we’re most certain of, yet most people would do anything to avoid talking or even thinking about it. Join us for some interactive exercises to ensure your end-of-life planning reflects your values and priorities. 

Featuring Reena Lazar Co-Founder Willow End of Life Education Program

To learn about and register for the FREE self-paced online program 7 Tools for Making Sense of Life & Death, click here.

Topics covered in this program:

  • When and how to plan
  • End-of-life planning priorities
  • Core values and how they impact your living and dying
  • Hopes and fears around your inevitable death
  • Learning from the past
  • Who and what matter most
  • Health and personal-care priorities
  • Final wishes
  • How to move forward

Click here for FREE end-of-life planning tools and resources, including:

  • The Reality of Your Mortality™ Planning Checklist
  • The 5-Minute Legacy Love Letter™
  • How to Write Your Heart Will
  • Nine Things to Include in Your Departure Directions
  • A Brief on Grief and Mourning

If you're interested in using Willow materials in your practice, click here to learn about the Willow EOL Educator™ Program.

To get in touch with Reena at Willow End-of-Life Education and Planning email her at reena@willowEOL.com

Chat Transcript

12:07:22     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Self-Study,

Online Program https://try.willoweol.com/7-tools-for-making-sense-of-life-death/

12:07:29     From  Elva Roy : Good morning to ProAging friends from Elva Roy, www.Ambassadors For Aging Well.org, Arlington, TX.

12:07:49     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : https://www.willoweol.com/store

12:08:51     From  Joe Sperling : As we get older we need to protect our options for care,

Through preparation and planning!

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Call me:  Joe Sperling, Protectionist

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Email: joe@joesperlinginsurance.com

Do so while you can, 

Before the need for care happens.

Feel GREAT by putting plans in place.

12:11:18     From  Ellen Davis : Great topic, thank you for hosting this. This is a topic that must be discussed, especially multi-generational conversations. 

Happy to discuss what we do here to help our clients for these discussions as well as getting them the professional help to put documents in place. 

Ellen Davis, CLTC


Life Health Home Insurance Group, LLC

Tel: 301-728-5505

Email: edavis@LifeHealthHome.com  

Web: www.LifeHealthHome.com   

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Specializing in Life Insurance, Long-Term Care Insurance, Disability, Annuities, Medicare Supplement, Health Insurance, and more in MD, DC, VA, DE, PA, NJ, FL & IL.

12:16:19     From  Jeannette Hand : pain, suffering

12:16:20     From  jeanie tauss   to   Hosts and panelists : Alone

12:16:24     From  Dixcy Bosley   to   Hosts and panelists : Being a victim of medical industrial complex

12:16:25     From  Monique Price : pain at the time of death

12:16:29     From  Marcy Silver : fear

12:16:38     From  Marsha Seabold : murder

12:16:39     From  Ken Silverstein : scared of no longer existing

12:16:51     From  sue korpeck : having everything in p;ace NOW

12:16:52     From  ana Molina : Who will take care of my adult son who suffers w/depression

12:17:02     From  Marcy Silver : leaving my loved ones

12:17:09     From  Samantha Morelock : suffering/grieving of loved one's after passing

12:17:14     From  Edmund Miller : family

12:17:19     From  IonagKing : have I told every one I want them to know

12:17:42     From  Roslyn Schmidt   to   Hosts and panelists : Missing new knowledge in medicine, science, etc

12:17:43     From  John Laster : being decrepit

12:18:47     From  Marsha Seabold : that someone will mourn for me

12:18:59     From  John Laster : pre-death "funeral"

12:18:59     From  Roslyn Schmidt   to   Hosts and panelists : Prepped as well as possible for heird

12:19:02     From  Jeannette Hand : Yeah, that I will be missed.

12:19:19     From  Dixcy Bosley   to   Hosts and panelists : Leave this world better place.

12:19:21     From  Ellen Davis : That my family can comfortably navigate all of the processes for the actual funeral as well as all bills and needs for the future

12:19:33     From  Ken Silverstein : die peacefully and my family is able to mourn but go on living

12:19:47     From  Marcy Silver : That it's peaceful and that my family can mourn and move on

12:19:51     From  Edmund Miller : eternal life with God

12:20:00     From  sue korpeck : it be peaceful and those behind to know my wishes and everything is in place to deal with details

12:20:08     From  Roslyn Schmidt   to   Hosts and panelists : Put grand niece they med dchool

12:21:37     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : 5-Minute Legacy Love Letter https://www.willoweol.com/5-minute-legacy-love-letter

12:23:18     From  Dixcy Bosley   to   Hosts and panelists : Shared fears are divided; shared hopes are multiplied

12:25:09     From  Joe Sperling : Before the peace, comes fear, then acceptance.

12:25:13     From  Samantha Morelock : anyone else getting major static?

12:25:42     From  sue korpeck : The need to have these thoughts, conversations with those involved and plan for it. It's a relief.

12:25:48     From  Particia A Beach : no static here

12:26:14     From  Roslyn Schmidt   to   Hosts and panelists : Exactly: Die after affairs completed

Acting on major fears proactively

When finished well enough, return to missed passion

Hope hope hope have enough time

This is very very stressful

Each accomplishment feels marvelous

12:26:34     From  Joe Sperling : I'm at acceptance.

12:26:39     From  ana Molina : at ease with myself

12:26:44     From  Dixcy Bosley   to   Hosts and panelists : Talking about death is my happy place…. It helps me claim life more

12:27:11     From  Joe Sperling : Planning and having the documents and insurance coverage makes it a bit easier.

12:28:35     From  Patricia Dubroof : Patricia Dubroof from Assisting Hands Home Care is hosting a monthly Death Cafe on zoom. A great place to talk about death in an upbeat way. 

Rsvp to me pdubroof@assistinghands.com

12:29:13     From  Roslyn Schmidt   to   Hosts and panelists : I’ve been given potentially limited Time, so yes there’s stress to get everything done

12:32:35     From  Roslyn Schmidt   to   Hosts and panelists : My “ethical will” is 3 words (inclusive of all the related words).  Honor Knowledge perspective

12:35:23     From  Roslyn Schmidt   to   Hosts and panelists : Key is to combine superb values into small subsets

12:36:33     From  Roslyn Schmidt   to   Hosts and panelists : I’ve been working on this process for years as a legacy to heirs

12:37:48     From  Roslyn Schmidt   to   Hosts and panelists : My 3 ethical Will words include everything

Honor. Knowledge. Perspective

12:37:48     From  Patricia Dubroof : Kindness family acceptance

12:37:55     From  Samantha Morelock : Empathy, loyalty, love, kindness

12:38:04     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : self awareness




12:38:06     From  Reena Lazar   to   Hosts and panelists : love, purpose, connection

12:38:24     From  Joe Sperling : Authenticity, Empathy, compassionate truthfulness

12:38:25     From  ana Molina : family, honesty, kindness

12:38:32     From  Marcy Silver : Family, Kindness, Gratitude, Learning

12:39:07     From  Edmund Miller : faith, family, integrity,kindness

12:39:10     From  Roslyn Schmidt   to   Hosts and panelists : Honorable behavior includes all these ideas

12:39:12     From  Marsha Seabold : compassion, autonomy, collaboration, humor, resourcefulness

12:42:01     From  Patricia Dubroof : Preparing so that my family can enjoy the end of life experience with kindness and acceptance.

12:42:25     From  Roslyn Schmidt   to   Hosts and panelists : Perspective allows one to change opinions as appropriate . To change course of life. To discard bigotry & become more empathically  inclusive. To alter one’s behavior and attitude to better fit new perspectives. Hi

12:42:57     From  Dixcy Bosley   to   Hosts and panelists : If service and purposefulness is a high value for me, as it was for my mother, then death was/is  more welcomed when those life experiences are lost

12:43:46     From  sue korpeck : Overwhelmng in all that is involved to prepare thus the importance and immediacy of plannin

12:44:12     From  Margie Lidoff   to   Hosts and panelists : I talked to my daughter about end of life planning and we have different desires. It's goint to take some work to reconcile

12:44:36     From  Dixcy Bosley   to   Hosts and panelists : More liberated

12:44:49     From  sue korpeck : wow, helpful. now I need to rearrange plans to reflect this

12:45:43     From  John Laster : feel overwhelmed - stuck between the values that I exemplify and the ones I would like to exemplify

12:46:44     From  Roslyn Schmidt   to   Hosts and panelists : Sharing values with next generation occurs best during a casual activity such as eating meal together

12:46:50     From  ana Molina : although it feels overwhelming, it also allows me to begin a conversation with my kids

12:47:02     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Roslyn Schmidt to All Panelists 12:46 PM

Sharing values with next generation occurs best during a casual activity such as eating meal together

12:47:13     From  IonagKing : How do I help my grandson, son and daughter agree on how to celebrate my transition

12:47:31     From  Roslyn Schmidt   to   Hosts and panelists : Model all the time everywhere as best you can

12:48:28     From  Patricia Dubroof : Thanks for this engaging hour!

12:48:57     From  Roslyn Schmidt   to   Hosts and panelists : I prefer anonymity in these discussions with folks I don’t mnow

12:51:24     From  Ellen Davis : Yes

12:51:25     From  Marsha Seabold : yes

12:51:25     From  Roslyn Schmidt   to   Hosts and panelists : Yes!

12:51:27     From  Dixcy Bosley   to   Hosts and panelists : yes

12:51:27     From  Marcy Silver : Yes

12:51:27     From  Patricia Dubroof : Yes

12:51:30     From  Margie Lidoff   to   Hosts and panelists : absolutely

12:51:30     From  jeanie tauss   to   Hosts and panelists : Yes!

12:51:32     From  Joe Sperling : YES!

12:51:34     From  Edmund Miller : yes

12:51:37     From  Particia A Beach : YES

12:51:47     From  Jeannette Hand : yes

12:52:06     From  ana Molina : yes

12:52:30     From  Dixcy Bosley   to   Hosts and panelists : Can you discuss for fees for consultations/ educational programs?

12:54:27     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : https://try.willoweol.com/7-tools-for-making-sense-of-life-death/

12:54:43     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : https://www.willoweol.com/store

12:56:08     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : https://educators.willoweol.com/

12:56:53     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : reena@willoweol.com

12:59:07     From  Ellen Davis : Thank you, this was a fantastic program

12:59:13     From  Dixcy Bosley   to   Hosts and panelists : Bravo!!!

12:59:15     From  jeanie tauss   to   Hosts and panelists : Super motivational! Thank you

12:59:22     From  ana Molina : thank you for helping me begin this conversation with my family & friends

12:59:55     From  Reena Lazar   to   Hosts and panelists : reena@willoweol.com

13:00:10     From  Marcy Silver : Thank you!


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