Death is a universal experience, yet something we rarely discuss comfortably. Have you thought about how you’d like your life’s journey to end? Have you told anyone? Join us on Saturday, March 12 for a panel discussion and workshops on the end-of-life journey. The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with light refreshments. Programming will begin at 9:00 a.m. and run until 1 p.m. All are welcome.

In 2010, author Ellen Goodman and a group of colleagues started “The Conversation Project” to help people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. The Project encourages families to discuss the ways they want to live at the end of their lives. The team recommends that this conversation happen sooner rather than later — at the kitchen table, not in the intensive care unit.

Atul Gawande’s bestseller, Being Mortal, reinvigorated this conversation in 2014. From his perspective as a physician, Dr. Gawande challenges us all, particularly his fellow medical professionals, to reexamine how we think about aging, death, and dying and about the roles we want family, friends, community, and medicine to play.

“Writing the Last Chapter” will bring together representatives from The Conversation Project, Parmenter Community Health (which offers hospice care), Home Funerals, Green Burials, Transition Wayland/All Things Mortal, Baypath Elder Services, and other interested parties.

For more information contact Kate Holland at or at 508-358-6133.