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End of Life Planning: How to Talk About Death

In Death, the Gift of Life Launch Event

When: Sunday, March 29 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Where: The Forum, The Westport Library

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To celebrate the release of the anthology In Death, the Gift of Life, the Westport Library welcomes Tony-Award winning actor and director James Naughton; Poet Laureate for Westport, Diane Meyer Lowman; Minister Emeritus of the Unitarian Church of Westport, Reverend Frank Hall; and Charlie Karp’s band, The Name Droppers. This town project honors ten Westport families whose inspirational stories about their lives and meaningful end-of-life choices will resonate throughout the community. Learn more...


Talking About Death

Aside from birth, dying is the only other experience we will all share. So why is it so hard to talk about it? And, why is it so important that we should? There is a widespread reluctance to discuss dying. It's rarely easy but not impossible. Discussion helps ensure that you and your loved ones receive the right care and support. And ending the silence about death may help to diminish its terrors and lead to improvements in the quality of your life.

The truth is that death can happen to any one of us at any time. Coming to terms with this reality can help you to spend your time more wisely, and to better appreciate what’s truly important in life. Acceptance can help you to find the precious in the present moment. Read more...


Getting Your Affairs in Order

Getting your affairs in order can be difficult, but it is an important part of preparing for the future, for you and your loved ones. It is important to gather as much information as possible to help ease the process. Here are a few questions that you may have and some answers that can help. Learn more about what personal, financial and legal documents you should have prepared.