News and upcoming events of The Conversation Project in Boulder County.
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Our mission: 
Fostering meaningful and effective conversations about end-of-life care 

Thoughtful Endings Series Comes to Longmont

Following on the heels of a very successful Gunbarrel Faith Partnership series, we have planned a similar set of presentations in Longmont. Presenters and faith leaders from the Longmont community will be featured. It is open to the general public and we encourage you to spread the word to your family and friends. No need to register. Just drop in. Plans are underway for offerings in Boulder and Lafayette in winter and spring of 2020. Dates and details here.

TRU Community Care and The Conversation Project in Boulder County Forge Partnership

(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.)

The Conversation Project debuts at OLLI

On October 31 and November 7, Constance Holden will be offering a 2-part session, titled “Better Now Than Later.” The sessions will be held at the Mountain View Methodist Church, 355 Ponca Place. (The same two sessions will be held at the Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church in Golden on September 19 and 26.)
OLLI has been in existence since 1977 and is active in 120 cities in the US. How unlike Boulder to come late to the party! 
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Denver is a membership program designed for men and women age 50 and over, who wish to pursue lifelong learning in a relaxed non-competitive atmosphere. There are no tests, no grades, no academic requirements, just a desire for learning and a penchant to be curious. When you become an OLLI member, you are welcome to attend as many of the courses as you desire.  

More details here.

Community Partners Offering 

On September 27, Out of the Box End-of-Life Planning, Lafayette Senior Center and Lafayette Library will be offering this important workshop for those who are Aging Solo. 

More information here.

Interesting articles

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Wishing all of you a wonderful autumn!

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