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Preparing to Live Our Best Lives: Helpful Resources

Updated: Oct 20, 2021

Photo credit: Ross Corsair

It's never too early to start thinking about how we retain our individual independence, quality of life, and dignity as we age. We all face our own aging, vulnerability and mortality.

Accepting this and planning ahead is a good way to help us live better as we age.


The Conversation Project, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

6 Steps Advance Directive, a nonprofit public service resource by Richard Stuart


Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

The Five Invitations by Frank Ostaseski

My Mother, Your Mother by Dennis McCulloch

I’m Dead: Now What?

Don't leave a mess for your loved ones. Instead, leave all the information they need to take care of your belongings, business affairs, and wishes. This practical and not-at-all morbid book walks you through the important stuff: personal information, medical information, key contacts, dependents, documents, financial information, insurance, who will care for your pets, how to handle your email and social media accounts, personal wishes, last words, and other vital details. Hardcover, 96 pages.



Being Mortal, the Frontline documentary. Free online at Youtube


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