Advanced directives are essential to end of life planning. Begin with reading about Documents You May Need to understand the necessary paperwork involved.
The terminally ill are often faced with an array of complex issues and meaningful concerns. Read more about Issues You Will Face as a dying person, and empower yourself with knowledge to face your biggest challenges with courage, skill and grace.
It is important that you and your familyKnow Your Rights. Laws and regulations around end-of-life matters vary from state to state and county to county, so be informed.
Need access to other resources to educate yourself about end-of-life choices? Visit our Other EOL Resources area for links to many informative sites.
Another good resource is Mark Harris’ book, Grave Matters, which catalogues the environmental costs of embalmment and standard burial practices and details a range of alternative burial and cremation options.
Sign up for the IFC email list to be informed about upcoming workshops, news and other items related to end-of-life choices. We respect your privacy. Your contact information will not be shared outside of the IFC organizations.
The Crestone End of Life Project is our community group based in Crestone, Colorado.
Poetry & Photography
Read poetry about the sacredness of transition from life into death. To share in reflection, remembering or as part of a farewell or memorial ceremony.