What do you value in life? 
What makes life meaningful? 
How would you wish to live as your life draws to a close? 
What legacy, material and spiritual, would you like to leave your loved ones and the world? 
What plans can you put in place now to help honor your values and wishes and legacy? 
How can congregations walk with people living with life-threatening illness, end of life, and grief?

ICS’s Wholistic End of Life program helps congregations and their members open such rich questions as these for their own consideration and for conversation with loved ones, spiritual leaders and health care providers. As we delve into these questions and conversations about the end of our life, we enrich the quality of our living now. 

ICS is proud to be a member of the End of Life Care Partnership, committed to helping us all embrace dying and death as part of life.  Together we transform the end of life from a purely medical experience to a deeply human, spiritual experience.

ICS’s services for addressing end of life concerns include:

    · Hands-on community workshops to equip participants to take action on end-of-life planning, such as affirming life values, having “the conversation” with one’s circle of support, and completing and filing advance care directives

    ·  One-to-one coaching on the completion of the appropriate legal forms for end-of-life healthcare, which can be done in a person’s own home

    ·  Trainings for leaders in faith communities and other organizations to be able to offer workshops for their constituents

Click Here for a list of End of Life Care Resources.​

For more information feel free to contact:

    ·  Suzanne Morrison, Ph.D., End of Life Program Manager:  (520) 297-6049, X4270 or smorrison@icstucson.org

    ·  Karen MacDonald, M.Div., End of Life Lead Trainer:          (520) 297-6049, X 4221 or kmacdonald@icstucson.org

In addition, ICS is happy to collaborate with Jewish Family and Children Services of Southern Arizona (JFCS) to promote the writing of ethical wills.  JFCS has workshops available to enable people to create “legacy letters” to pass on their values to the next generation.  Ethical wills are a meaningful way to review and celebrate one’s life and to leave one’s values legacy.

To learn more, visit www.jfcstucson.org/services/ethical-will or contact:

     · Pattie Martin, M.Ed., Vice President for Community Services:  (520) 795-0300 or pmartin@jfcstucson.org

     · Irene Gefter, Executive Office Administrator:   (520) 795-0300 or igefter@jfcstucson.org

The times of transition through later life and end of life are an integral part of our living.  Through the Wholistic End of Life Program we aspire to help people find the healing and growth possible in these seasons of life.  We look forward to working with you.

ICS’s Wholistic End of Life Program offerings are made possible by:

   ·  The David and Lura Lovell Foundation 

 

   · The Shaaron Kent Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona