Highly Recommended Resources

  • Last Things– Resources & information for end-of- life alternative decisions
  • Endwell– A movement to create a cultural shift to normalize conversations about mortality throughout life.  Their platform supports new collaborations, systems, protocols, products and fosters new and existing networks of support to make the end of life more human centered for all.  
  • Good Ground Great Beyond– is 63 acres in the Midcoast region aimed at becoming a memorial park and scattering garden as well as a contemplative hermitage and location for a legal, public, open air cremation pyre.  Their website offers further information & resource links as well.
  • The Maine Chapter of Twilight Wish Foundation– 65 and older make a wish organization – giving back to deserving Maine Seniors one wish at time.
  • Sea Change Chorale– A local choir that sings in efforts to promote social justice and create a sense of community in Southern Maine through music and supporting other organization’s inspiring work.
  • LongWorld Services– A National Service that can assist with wrapping up all necessary details after a loved on passes  – this is a pretty incredible service especially when friends/family are out of state and an estate needs to be dispersed after a death.  Check it out!
  • Last Dance Shrouds 
  • Death Talk LA
  • Parting Stones–  Cremains turned into beautiful memory stones
  • Recompose– Ecological, Participatory and reverential death care.
  • Orphan Wisdom– The wisdom & teachings of Stephen Jenkinson 

Maine physician order for Life Sustaining Treatment – POLST

Advanced Directives and Conversation Starters

Funeral/Burial Options

Grief Resources

VSED – Voluntary Stopping of Eating & Drinking – Resources, Information & Discussion

Worth Reading

Worth Watching/Listening To


Maine Hospice/Palliative Care – General Resources & Home Hospice Services

Maine & New Hampshire Hospice Houses

Other Misc Maine and National Resources & Links to Services 

  • Death Cafe– talk about it!  
  • Twilight Wish– 65 and older make a wish foundation
  • Sea Change Chorale– A local choir that sings in efforts to promote social justice and create a sense of community.
  • Harbour Singers– A Choir Group of singers who bring music to the bedside of those on hospice
  • Portland Wheelers– Portland Wheelers is focused on people living with significant disabilities and our unique way of getting them outdoors for therapeutic recreation, adventure, and fun.
  • Do it For The Love– A wish granting charity that works to connect people with terminal or life-threatening illness with their favorite musicians and artists.

Death With Dignity – Legislation & Discussion