PO Box 1216, Crestone, CO 81131 informedfinalchoices@gmail.com

January 2019 Events

January 12th: 

Rest in Peace Before You Die:
End-of-Life Preparation Workshop Starts in January

If you’ve been putting off your end-of-life preparation tasks, join us for an 8-week workshop called “LeaveLight: Rest in Peace Before You Die,” offered in Crestone each Saturday from Jan. 26 to March 16, 10 a.m. to noon.

Led by Crestone resident Marcella Friel, LeaveLight provides group support, homework, and personal accountability to help you complete the practical, interpersonal, and spiritual tasks connected to your end-of-life planning. You’ll be as prepared as possible to leave this life with peace of mind, with minimal burden to your loved ones.

An introductory event is set for Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Crestone Baptist Church fellowship hall. Check the January Eagle for more details. LeaveLight is sponsored by the Crestone End of Life Project’s educational outreach arm, Informed Final Choices.

Tuition is $40 for the full program. For more information, contact Marcella at marcellafriel@yahoo.com.

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CaringBridge

CaringBridge: Your free CaringBridge website has all the tools you need to keep your family and friends updated during a difficult time. A CaringBridge website provides all the information your family and friends need so they can give you all the support you need. See your story unfold as you post Journal entries and your site visitors respond with words of encouragement. Your home page incorporates a feed of Well Wishes and Journal comments, drawing your whole community closer in exchanging meaningful thoughts. CaringBridge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in the USA, with all data hosted in the USA, providing support when it’s needed most. Since 1997, more than 740,000 CaringBridge websites have been created. One in thirteen people in the U.S. have used CaringBridge to rally support for a loved one during a health journey. https://www.caringbridge.org/