50Plus - End-of-Life

Links to the many online resources, including support groups, dealing with the issues of death, end-of-life planning, and grief.

  • End-of-Life Issues
    Top-quality information from MedlinePlus. Topics include: hospice; eldercare at home; advance directives; organ donation; funerals; end-of-life choices, and more.
  • Five Wishes
    Information about end-of-life and critical care issues from Aging with Dignity. Order the Five Wishes, an easy-to-use advance directive that lets adults of all ages plan how they want to be cared for in case of serious illness. The Five Wishes documents are legally recognized in 40 states, including California, and are available in more than 20 languages.
  • GriefNet.org
    An Internet community of people dealing with grief, death and loss. Features more than 50 e-mail support groups and two websites to provide support to people working through loss and grief issues of all kinds.
  • Growth House
    An award-winning site which offers a wide selection of resources about life-threatening illness and end of life care. Coverage includes major illness, care for the dying, and grief.
  • Hospice
    A nonprofit organization, providing general information about hospice care for both caregivers and patients. The site also has information on dealing with bereavement and grief.
  • National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization: Caring Connections
    Information about hospice care and other end-of-life issues / decisions; from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Also provides specific advance directives forms for each state.

Tease Your Brain!

1940's-50's Trivia: Can you choose the correct answer:

- In 1943, the world's largest office building, ________________ is completed.
(The White House, the Capitol Building, Buckingham Palace, or the Pentagon)

- In 1944, scientists at ___________________ invent the first automatic general-purpose computer.
(Harvard University, University of Virginia, UCLA, or Yale University)

- In 1950, the comic strip ____________ was started.
(Garfield, Dilbert, Simpsons, or Peanuts)