Upcoming Events (sponsored by The Conversation Project)

“Mortal Matters”
Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018
Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018
9:15 am to 10 am each day
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1000 W 15th Avenue, Longmont

This three part series is being presented by The Conversation Project in Boulder. An interactive program, we will ease into important end-of-life topics. It can be said “it is always too early to talk about these things until it is too late”. Over the weeks we will focus on decision making, communicating these decisions and documenting them. Discussions are lively, and this atmosphere fosters normalizing conversations around death. Come and join us for this exploration! Contact: Fran Myers: Fran@theconversationprojectinboulder.org

Katy Butler: “Knocking on Heaven’s Door”
April 18, 2018  •  7 pm
Congregation Har Hashem
3950 Baseline Road, Boulder
Registration required ($15). Register online by clicking here. Registering at the door is $25.
Award-winning author Katy Butler will talk about her book “Knocking on Heaven’s Door: A Path to a Better Way of Death.”
Presented by The Conversation Project in Boulder County and TRU Community Care.
If you or your business would like to sponsor the event, click here.


Other Events (sponsored by other organizations)

Past Events

“Who Are Your People”
Jan. 28, 2018
Trinity Lutheran Church, Boulder
It can be said “it is always too early to talk about these things until it is too late.” Over the weeks we will focus on decision making, communicating these decisions to “Your People” and documenting them.

“Old School – Turning Old into Gold”
Dec. 5, 2017, The Academy, Boulder
Becoming old is a given; becoming an elder is not. It is a conscious process of learning to embrace our life experiences and using our curiosity, reflection and creativity to create alchemy. Sponsored by Windhorse Elder Care.

“What Should I Do?”
JUNE 20, 2017 at 7pm
THE ACADEMY,  970 Aurora Ave., Boulder
presented by Jean Abbott, MD MH
Co-Founder of the Conversation Project in Boulder County
How to Make Good Medical Decisions for Others

 Volunteer Coach Meeting
June 19, 2017 from 1-3pm at the Meadows Library – please feel free to join!

Caregiver Symposium Registration
May 16th, 2017 in Longmont.

Other ongoing events

Conversations on Death is a volunteer-based organization that makes conversations on death and dying more accessible to all by promoting, engaging and connecting people and resources in Boulder County. See their calendar for ongoing and special events.

Recent News

National Healthcare Decisions Day, Daily Camera article, by TCP founder Jean Abbott (April 2016)

Before I Die,” about TCP volunteer Peggy Arnold, Pomona College Magazine (Spring 2016)

“Boulder County’s Conversation Project boosted by $200K grant,” Daily Camera (April 2016)

“Decision-making across the spectrum of memory loss,” article by Jean Abbott (page 2) and ad (page 3), 50 Plus Marketplace News (April 2016)

The Conversation Project in Boulder County Awarded $200,000 (March 2016)

“Beyond the Documents: Talking about end-of-life values,” with speakers Constance Holden and Claire Riley, at Frasier Meadows, Boulder (January 26, 2016)

“Roadways for Collaborating with the Healthcare System,” featuring TCP co-founder Jean Abbott, at Naropa University, Boulder (January 2016)

Easing the End of Life with Conversation,” Colorado Health Foundation’s quarterly journal Health Elevations, featuring TCP co-founders Constance Holden and Jean Abbott (Fall 2015)

“Taking Time to Talk About End-of-Life Wishes,” The Lodge at Balfour in Louisville (11-4-15)

Talk about TCP with Constance Holden and Lynn Malkinson at Congregation Nevei Kodesh in Boulder (1-29-15)

Daily Camera article about Boulder’s Conversation Project co-founder Constance Holden hosting a “Death Over Dinner” event (1-5-15)

National Healthcare Decisions Day discussion with Constance Holden, Ellen Goodman, and others – What’s holding you back? (podcast from 4-16-14)

Longmont Times-Call article by Jean Abbott – Have you had the end-of-life conversation?

Longmont United Hospital hosts events – National Healthcare Decisions Day

Daily Camera article by Constance Holden – Were Nelson Mandela’s end-of-life wishes honored? (1-19-14)

NBC Nightly News – Dr. Nancy Snyderman: My Life as a Caregiver (1-16-14)

NPR Interview – Ellen Goodman on The Conversation Project (12-28-13)

Places and Events where we’ve given presentations

Amour-talkback at The Boe — Ellen Goodman Kickoff Event — Senior Law Day — Frasier — Natural Transitions Filmfest — Anthem Ranch — First Congregational Church — Conversations on Death Annual Workshop — IHI webinar presentation — Community in Discernment — Community United Church of Christ — Light of Christ Community — Bethlehem Lutheran — Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship — St John’s Episcopal Church — Boulder Community Hospital — Longmont United — Boulder Valley Rotary — First Presbyterian Church — Grand Junction United Church of Christ — Grand Junction Advance Directive Collaborative — Mountain View Methodist — Boulder County Area Agency on Aging — PEO — West Boulder Senior Center — First United Methodist — The Academy — Avista Adventist Hospital — Family Hospice — 2014 Caregiving Symposium — Grillo Speakers Series — Boulder Bookstore — Lafayette Public Library — Nevei Kodesh — Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship — Flatirons Rotary — Coal Creek Rotary — Faith and Issues Group — St John’s Episcopal Church — First Congregational Book Club — Atonement Lutheran Church — Naropa University — Boulder County Area Agency on Aging — Colorado Capital Management — St Vrain Rotary — National Health Care Decisions Day-LUH and BCH — Forest Park Cottages — Age-ing to Sage-ing International — Colorado Healthcare Ethics Forum — PALS-Women’s Group