The Conversation Project 
October 23, 2019
11 Must Read Books About Death and End-of-Life Care

Whe n we produced our 10 must read books about death and end-of-life care over three years  ago, we realized that the universality of the concept of death knits us all together. Writers from all walks of life continue to lead their readers to mingle with death-get to know it from a distance. They urge readers to familiarize themselves with their inevitable acquaintance (so to speak). The blog linked below contains a list of books that our audience has recommended to us. Each book, written through vastly different lenses, offers the idea that by confronting death, we all will be more likely to live life with a little bit more intention.  Click here to check out the full list!
Video:  Conversation Sabbath



We're inviting  congregations across the nation to take part in Conversation Sabbath between October 25th and November 3rd by sharing each faith's teachings on the critical topic of end-of-life care. We encourage clergy leaders to support congregants in having the conversation in familiar settings, and not during a medical crisis in the ICU.  Click here to watch a video  about why congregations are an ideal place to have the conversation!

Click here  to access some resources to support you in preparing for this year's Conversation Sabbath and/or for sharing with others who you'd like to join you along the way!
Upcoming Opportunity: 
We Deserve Age-Friendly Health Care


On October 29, WebMD and The John A. Hartford Foundation will unveil research findings from Driving Towards Age-Friendly Care for the Future, a survey of more than 2,700 older adults and caregivers. Panelists include Donald Berwick, Rod Hochman, Faith Mitchell, and Martha Stewart. The Oct. 29th event will begin at 5:00pm at WebMD Global Offices, 395 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014. To RSVP click here.  

10 Resources to Help Reach Spanish-speaking Audiences



Did you know some of our most popular teaching tools are already available in Spanish?  Check out the variety of resources we have , either in Spanish or with Spanish subtitles.

Engage with TCP on Social Media


As the TCP initiative continues to grow, we want to ensure that we are posting, sharing and producing online content that is relevant and useful to you. Follow us on our various social media platforms ( Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest) and let us know what you think! What do you want to see from us? What are we doing well? What can we do better? Follow us and share your thoughts!
Download Our Free Kits & Order in Bulk!

The Conversation Starter Kit is a useful tool to help you have the conversation with a family member, friend, or other loved one about your - or their - wishes regarding end-of-life care. It is available in several languages.  All of the Starter Kits are available to download and print for free.


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The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. Our free Starter Kit can help you talk to your loved ones about this difficult topic.