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Lennon commented on Living Well After Loss Listening Tour

Ditto, Justin. Love what you're up to. Just wrote a veritable book on your page, and excited to connect further! 

Thanks, Bettina! And hi there, Justin! Suffice it to say: We love this idea. Strikes me that some elements of the guide are universal, whether you're in Louisville or the Golden Isles of Georgia or Oakland, CA: Helping people to understand what their options are, and to master all the vocabulary out there (hospice vs palliative care, home funerals vs green burials vs cremation, and their various intersections), as well as nationally-active orgs. And then there are those that are place-specific: Which care-providers and services come recommended, and to what end?

I could imagine a collaborative working group creating the backbone, with a structure through which local orgs could then fill in the portions that are specific to their own communities, using Louisville as the prototype.

For a subject as intimate as this, we've found that the critical thing is to lead with real stories of real people, ensuring that you've captured enough diversity so that every reader can see themselves reflected in the pages. You want it to feel friendly and accessible, avoiding anything that feels institutional or like the "yellow pages" for EOL. We're biased, but obviously love the idea of organizing a dinner series to help surface those stories (in partnership, for ex, with the orgs you mentioned serving local immigrant and refugee populations). We've got an active table in Louisville, and are happy to help however we can. Email: