Table of Contents: August 29, 2019

  Conversation Sabbath 2019 i s 2 Months Away ! CS2019

Summer has flown by and a new season is upon us.
If you are looking for inspiration on how to partner with faith communities in your area, listen to the recording and access the slides from the August community call featuring
guides Mindy Rickard and Eva Ireland. 

They have built creative collaborations to introduce the importance of having crucial conversations about what matters most to people and getting their wishes documented. Learn how they built relationships with leaders in the Church of Jesus Christ (LDS), Faith Nurses and faith-based health clinics, and community groups. Borrow their good ideas of creating a single page flyer on their key offerings, developing a "Book Club for Mortals" (reading books like Driving Miss Norma, When Breath Becomes Air, The Last Lecture, and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes), and movie screenings to stimulate conversations about what's on your bucket list.

Take this brief survey  to help us learn more about how you plan on participating in Conversation Sabbath this year and/or how you've participated in the past.
National Summit on Advanced Care Illness

The annual  C-TAC Summit on Advance Illness Care will be October 9-11 in Minneapolis TCP's Senior Director Kate DeBartolo and Faith Advisor Rev. Rosemary Lloyd will be among the panelists and presenters. Join us there and watch for updates on lessons we bring home from the Summit later this fall.


What We're Listening To

Whether you are professional or family caregiver, you will find support and compassionate reminders to take care of you while you take care of others at the Heart of Hospice podcast. In Episode 43, l
earn how Wise Caregiving  founder, chaplain, and Zen teacher Jonathan Prescott brings mindfulness into his work and life. 
News from the Field

We don't shy away from acknowledging that launching successful advance care planning programming can require a "long runway". Building strong relationships on the ground can really help your project take off. The persistent, dedicated team at Hawaii's Kokua Mau have been reaching out to partners across faiths and across the islands for years. In their August newsletter they announced:


11 ACP Trainings in an all-islands collaboration with the Hawaii Catholic Conference


With our Let's Talk Story Program we want to meet people where they work, play or pray.


We are happy to announce that in collaboration with the Hawaii Catholic Conference we are participating in their 11 trainings on all islands about the importance of the conversation and Advance Health Care Directives as well as the benefits of hospice and palliative care. These events are the culmination of months of planning and collaboration with Fr. Mark Gantley, Eva Andrade and Kokua Mau's own Joy Yadao.


Congratulations, Hope Young and Jeannette Koijane of Kokua Mau!


What Are You Doing for Conversation Sabbath?

We'd love to hear what you are planning for Conversation Sabbath this year. Take this brief survey to help us learn more about how you plan on participating in Conversation Sabbath this year and/or how you've participated in the past And please go to our map and add a pin to help us connect with one another!
 Download the Getting Started Guide for Congregations

 This guide is designed to help congregational leaders introduce The Conversation Project's mission and free resources in the communities they know and serve. It is filled with examples of how diverse faith communities are encouraging their congregants to engage in thoughtful reflection and have conversations about their end-of-life care wishes with loved ones and health care providers. Click here to download the Guide.

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Wishing you rest as summer comes to a close,
Rosemary Lloyd and  Naomi Fedna for The Conversation Project 

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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.