Fierce With Age: Have You Had The Conversation? Ellen Goodman’s new online initiative promoting honesty and acceptance about death and dying asks Boomers to consider that “aging demands the same mindset as feminism.”
“Too many people are dying in a way they wouldn’t choose, and too many of their loved ones are left feeling bereaved, guilty, and uncertain. It’s time to transform our culture so we shift from not talking about dying to talking about it. It’s time to share the way we want to live at the end of our lives. And it’s time to communicate about the kind of care we want and don’t want for ourselves.
We believe that the place for this to begin is at the kitchen table—not in the intensive care unit—with the people we love, before it’s too late. Together we can make these difficult conversations easier. We can make sure that our own wishes and those of our loved ones are expressed and respected.”
Visit the website at www.theconversationproject.org and read an excellent interview with Ellen is the Jan/Feb. issue of “Aging Today.”