A Discussion About Aging, Family, and Planning

We are committed to encouraging and supporting conversations in our community about advance-care planning and end-of-life care. Through a series of free, educational presentations, we hope to provide individuals with the tools and inspiration to engage in open, honest discussions with peers, friends and family about aging and the importance of knowing and communicating your end-of-life care wishes.

Supporting Open, Honest Discussions

According to a 2013 national survey by The Conversation Project, 90% of people think it’s important to talk about end-of-life care, and yet less than 30% have actually done so.

The Centers for Disease Control says that 70% of people say they prefer to die at home, but the same percentage actually end up dying in a hospital, nursing home, or long-term care facility.


Meet Phyllis and Joe

Our Start the Conversation outreach is built around the documentary Nine to Ninety. This 29-minute film follows Phyllis and Joe Sabatini, married 62 years, as they make a difficult decision to live separately in order to relieve the burden on their children and grandchildren of caring for them at home.

The film is a tender, frank, funny, and eye-opening portrayal of the how difficult it can be to talk to loved ones about death — and the importance of advance-care planning and knowing your end-of-life care options. Filmmakers, Alicia Dwyer and Juli Vizza, have this to say about movie: “It is [our] hope that this story can help to inspire personal conversations and decision-making around aging, end-of-life choices, death and caretaking in America.

To learn more about Nine to Ninety, visit the film website; clip courtesy of the filmmakers, New Day Films and Nine to Ninety.

Contact us to schedule a free Start the Conversation presentation.

Call Emily McKenna, Marketing Manager, or use the contact form to the upper right.