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Caring Bridge helps you and/or your friends and family create a free personal website to quickly share updates about your own or someone else's health journey. LINK
compassion and choices - oregon chapter
Normalizing end-of-life care and choices.
Compassion and Choices is changing attitudes, practices and policies so that everyone can access the information and options they need to have more control and comfort at the end of life. LINK
What is a Death Cafe? At a Death Cafe, people (often strangers), gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss Death. Our Objective is: 'to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives.' LINK DX Death Cafe Regional Death Cafe News on Facebook LINK
deathwise - a CALIFORNIA site for preplanning end-of-life needs
The Deathwise site offers comprehensive end-of-life tools for engaging family in making choices and planning for death in a wise and considered way.
An invaluable pre-planning resource. Link to Website.
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION - CONSUMER FUNERAL RIGHTS
CERTIFICATION: The Green Burial Council is the environmental certification organization setting the standard for green burial in North America. We offer environmental certificates for funeral homes, cemeteries and product manufacturers.
EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY: We believe that the deathcare industry needs to embrace a new ethic for a new era. Our education and advocacy is helping organizations and individuals within this industry understand the environmental, societal and economic benefits of green burial. We hope to make “green” or “natural” burial the new standard within industry.
WHAT IS GREEN BURIAL?: We believe burial is “green” only when it furthers legitimate environmental and societal aims such as protecting worker health, reducing carbon emissions, conserving natural resources, and preserving habitat.
The NHFA empowers families to care for their own dead by providing educational opportunities and connections to resources that promote environmentally sound and culturally nurturing death practices.
This is the place to find information about home funerals, including directories for where to find home funeral guides, home funeral education programs, home-funeral-friendly funeral directors, celebrants and clergy, and groups who will help families when needed.
Our goal is to educate the public to their choices and provide clear information. LINK
OK to Die
End of Life Planning
At OK to Die, our goal is to educate and empower you with tools, checklists and resources. We want to hear your end-of-life stories and discuss your ideas or concerns. Whether you are visiting this site for yourself or another, we can prepare you. It can be OK to die."
The goal of the funeral consumers alliance is to ensure consumers are fully prepared and protected when planning a funeral for themselves or for loved ones. LINK
Donate Life northwest (body donation for science)
Learn more about whole body donation programs in Oregon. Arrangements are made with a specific medical school or research program. LINK
DMA CHOICE - service to update mail preferences
DMA Choice is a mail preference service that allows consumers to add or remove your name from mailing lists or put a deceased person's name on a do not contact list. Learn more on the DMAchoice website or view this helpful guide to get started.
Global green burial alliance
The Global Green Burial Alliance is a network of eco-friendly funeral professionals. The GGBA is a free membership pledge organization. The GGBA’s mission is to promote and provide critical information and education concerning any and all eco-friendly funeral options globally. LINK
Informative Publications Click the title to view and download PDF
Please Note: These publications are offered for informational purposes only.