(photo above) The Conversation Project in Boulder County founders Jean Abbott (left) and Constance Holden with TRU CEO Michael McHale
Acknowledging that end-of-life planning should be done far in advance of developing a serious or terminal illness, TRU Community Care (TRU) recognized that The Conversation Project approach and materials would be a welcome adjunct to their community education efforts.
TRU, founded in 1976 as Boulder Hospice, has been providing hospice care, palliative care, and grief services for 43 years. In 2017, TRU PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) began in order to offer comprehensive care services designed to help people continue to live as independently as possible.
The Conversation Project will retain its name, volunteers, and identity, and TRU will contribute a part-time Project Coordinator and additional volunteers to the effort. Constance Holden will serve as the liaison between the two organizations and Claire Riley will represent the Project on the TRU Board of Directors.
According to Michael McHale, CEO of TRU Community Care, “We are excited to be joining forces with The Conversation Project to better serve our community. TRU’s mission is to affirm life at every step of your journey with illness and loss, and fostering meaningful and effective conversations around future medical care in order to make informed decisions is a crucial part of the journey.”
(Full press release here.)