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National Healthcare Decisions Day

Death Cafe Or Sacred Conversation?

Rabbi Laura Geller | Posted 06.16.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Laura Geller

To ask, as we do, how we want our bodies to be treated after death gives us the opportunity to learn what Jewish tradition has said for generations.


Martha Hayward | Posted 06.05.2013 | Fifty
Martha Hayward

The one holdout is death. Still today, in 2013, we do not prepare ourselves and our families for the one thing we will all face -- dying. Yet even though life expectancy has grown over the recent years, we are all experiencing the deaths of more family members than ever in history.

When Your Loved Ones Hold Your Life in Their Hands

Janice Van Dyck | Posted 06.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Janice Van Dyck

National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) falls conveniently every April 16 so you can deal with the difficult matters of death and taxes all in one week. NHDD is one day when we're asked to put our own discomfort aside and think about the loved ones we leave behind.

Death and Taxes: National Healthcare Decisions Day Is April 16

Janice Van Dyck | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Van Dyck

On the 15th you fill out your 1040 Form for your Uncle Sam, and the next day you fill out an advance care directive to make the future easier for the rest of your family.