In a series of reports, Boston’s WCVB-Channel 5 show “Chronicle” focused on ideas, companies and policies that are helping older adults live healthier and remain independent in their communities. Continue reading
Discussing end-of-life care planning with loved ones is inherently difficult and not usually thought of as humorous, but the Conversation Project has released a video that finds the funny side of how people attempt to bring up the subject.
The video – called “Practice Makes Perfect” – features a handful of subjects speaking into the mirror to practice how they would start the conversation of end-of-life care with their family members. It starts out with some well-meaning, but awkward attempts to raise the issue. While it begins with humor, the video concludes with some of the “best practice” suggestions for more successful ways to broach the matter.
See the video below and visit the Conversation Project’s website for their helpful toolkits.
My husband and I often quip, when asked where we’re from, that we were born, raised and ruined all within the city limits of Chicago. So we were both surprised when I said yes to the notion of moving to Boston. The decision was a big one, but not a difficult one. The work is compelling and challenging—starting a new life, in a new city, in a new field is exciting but risky. Bostonians, I’ve read, can be cold and unwelcoming. This has not been my experience. Continue reading