LIVING Your Last Years

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Meeting in the Hanley Health Leadership Development program in the fall of 2015, a group of professionals formed to improve care at the end of life.

And in doing so, together, they realized the best way to start was to begin the conversation.

From PubMed – End of life care–the importance of advance care planning …

Communication about end of life care may involve difficult conversations for patients, family members and health professionals. However, a lack of understanding of a person’s wishes about their future care may result in a loss of dignity for the person, and additional distress for their family members and health professionals and burden to the healthcare system.

Here is that TEAM:

  • Theresa Brown, Calais Regional Hospital, email:
  • Amy Dix, MaineCare Services, email:
  • David Loxterkamp, MD, Penobscot Community Health Center, email:
  • Bonnie Smith, St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation & Residence, email:
  • Derek Veilleux, SMRT Architects and Engineers, email:
  • Sally Weiss, Central Maine Medical Center, email:
  • Michaela York, Mobius,  Inc., email:


And here is the tool (website) they created to improve care and benefit all …

Living Your Last Years

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This tool and all its accompanying resources is for:



This is another flame of goodness within the healthcare system and another step toward ensuring optimal care throughout the entire life journey.


You can also follow on Facebook at Living Your Last Years


We bring a deeper commitment to our happiness when we fully understand that our time left is limited and we really need to make it count.

~ Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Life Lessons 2000


  1. Thanks. I posted a link to this page in the Online & Support Groups RESOURCES tab at Modern Health Talk (

    • Thank you, Wayne. Seeing this wonderful resource which was created by such an amazing team becoming even more available to benefit others is truly wonderful. Means so much. With much gratitude …

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