Training By Seeds

Seminar Offerings

 Seminar 1: Let’s Talk About This Little Thing Called Your Death and Dying

The topic of death has big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. TRAINING BY SEEDS discusses Death Cafes, a worldwide movement whose purpose is to get people more comfortable talking about death, the importance of having advanced directives (and if applicable, a POLST), and how your survivors would absolutely love it if you planned your funeral for them ahead of time.

Seminar 2:  Palliative Care / Hospice Care: What is it? What is the Difference?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2014), only 3 of 10 Americans will die instantly, the remaining 7 out of 10 will die a slow, debilitating, death as a result of a chronic health condition. Do you know your options for end of life care?

Seminar 3:  Advanced Directives, Part I - Who is Going to Speak for You When You Cannot Speak for Yourself? The Need for Advanced Directives.  

You may have an idea about how you want to live out your final days, but do you know the process for making your wishes known?  In Advanced Directives, Part I , the concepts of advanced directives and naming a health care agent are introduced.  The pros and cons of advanced directives will be discussed, as well as what powers advanced directives can and can not offer for the individual.

Seminar 4:  Advanced Directives, Part II - Identifying Our Needs When We Cannot Speak for Ourselves: Writing Out Our Advanced Directives.

There is a known saying, “If it's not documented, it didn't happen".  The state's Advanced Directives for Health Care Decisions and Physician's Order for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form will be presented and its differences explained. Each participant will receive a free copy of their state's Advanced Directives for Health Care Decisions and  POLST for their use. 

Seminar 5:  YOUR FUNERAL. Let’s Plan It. WHY? So Your Loved Ones Will Not Be Arguing Over What They Think You Would Want.

We plan and prepare for most events that we deem important, yet few of us prepare our loved ones with instructions on what to do when we die. Making final arrangements can be overwhelming for those close to you. Clear choices may be difficult to make. When the death of a loved one occurs, there are many decisions that will have to be made in a very short period of time.  

TRAINING BY SEEDS presents a 35-page funeral planning document, "Final Wishes". This document identifies your wishes: from the information needed to correctly write your obituary, to your desired post-service event. Each participant will receive a free copy of "Final Wishes" for their use.

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