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5th Anniversary Celebration with acclaimed author Katy Butler

“What a fabulous event! Wonderful group and a powerful, believable speaker who spoke from the heart and guided us to intelligently address these life and death issues!” (unsolicited comment by Nicky Wolman)

Congregation Har Hashem was the perfect venue for Katy Butler’s thoughtful presentation, the sale and signing of “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” and partaking of cake by nearly 200 people! It was gratifying to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of The Conversation Project in Boulder County. We have reached nearly 9,000 individuals with our message. Founder of The (national) Conversation Project, Ellen Goodman, sent this greeting (click here).

Author Katy Butler (center) with The Conversation Project in Boulder County co-founders Constance Holden (left) and Jean Abbott (right)

The story of Katy’s parents’ (very different) deaths illustrated the importance of the central tenants of The Conversation Project:  

  1. Identify your values utilizing The Conversation Starter Kit (link
  2. Appoint and document a decision-maker (health care agent) (link to MDPOA) 
  3. Have meaningful and effective conversations with your decision-maker, healthcare provider and others who care about you.  
Katy wishes to share the attached documents that she promised those in attendance: If I Have Dementia (pdf), A Ritual of Anointing (pdf)

For those of you who missed the presentation or who wish to share it with others, Congregation Har HeSham has generously provided a video of Katy's talk (click here). Listen to Kim Mooney's and Constance Holden's interview with Katy for KGNU by clicking here.

Learn more about the history of the Conversation Project from the evening’s program (click here). Special thanks to the original Steering Committee:

Steering Committee (l to r): Stephanie Rudy, Kim Mooney, Jean Abbott, Barb Beasley, Constance Holden, Lee Carlin

We wish to thank our partner TRU Community Care and our sponsors for the evening:

Enjoy the spectacular blossoming of spring!  

With gratitude, 

Constance Holden 

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