Bay Area Young Survivors – BAYS: A support group for young women in the SF Bay Area with breast cancer diagnosed under age 45. They have a subgroup for women with metastatic disease called Mets in the City – MITC. I’m very involved with this group.
The Conversation Project: dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care.
A great list of books to read about end of life, blogged by The Conversation Project in Feb 2016. I would add the book: Last Acts of Kindness by Redwing Keyssar, RN. She is a personal hero of mine.
The Five Wishes is an advance directive created by Aging with Dignity, often called “the living will with a heart and soul”. I recommend everyone fill it out.
The Commonweal Cancer Help Program – CCHP: A retreat in Bolinas for anyone with cancer, any age, stage, type, and caregivers too. Everyone should try to attend, I find it healing and life affirming.
Death Cafe: Social gathering of people to eat, drink tea, and talk about death. Usually public gatherings, I attend the one at the SF Potrero Hill Public Library. They’re listed on the Death Cafe website, you can RSVP. Hope to see you there!