Living Wisely, Dying Well [LWDW] is a community-based
initiative designed to encourage important conversations that will ensure that our end-of-life care values and goals of care are known, communicated and honored over our life span and across all settings.
MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS ABOUT
LIFE CARE PLANNING
Founded in Newton in 2017, ‘Living Wisely, Dying Well’ [LWDW] is a community-based initiative that is committed to supporting earlier and engaging conversations about personal preferences for care later in life. Using the Conversation Project resources, this not-for-profit offers discussions and events at local colleges, senior centers; senior housing, healthcare institutions, faith communities and other settings.
We work to promote ongoing education and to raise awareness about the importance of these endeavors and to deepen the dialogue at a local level. We do this by offering events in diverse settings, using arts and humanities, to include theatre/Improv, film, video, literature, song and poetry, as well as Death Cafes, lectures and panels while encouraging thoughtful conversations and creating strong partnerships across the community.
Good Shepherd Community Care is our fiduciary sponsor and has just celebrated their 40th anniversary as the first Hospice & first Medicare -certified program in Mass. Today they offer Hospice & Palliative Care Services & innovative Russian, Asian & Pedi Palliative Care Programs.
One of our goals is to reach out to 18 to 35 year old younger adults who want to have earlier advance care planning conversations with their healthcare providers and may be able to offer a caring bridge to their older grandparents who may not be comfortable speaking with their adult children about these important and timely topics.
We hope to make this process holistic, spiritually diverse, well informed and culturally supportive.
We ask you to join us on this journey of discovery.
We welcome volunteers and donations.
‘Living Wisely, Dying Well’ www.livingwiselydyingwell.com