When you think about competing with stories related to "The week in photos,The biggest hip-hop rivalries, or Reasons to watch the Super Bowl" this month at Examiner.com one might feel a bit inadequate when writing about Eldercare advocacy, life, aging, dying or death right! Like, who wants to think about that stuff!
Author Nancy Lawson of Charlottesville, Virginia did. She dedicated many years of her life to helping others make sense of minute details related to preparing for the inevitable.
Shortly before Lawson's mother passed away, in 1990, they had moved to a small town where they knew few people. She feared a very cold and bleak service for her mother; picturing an almost empty church and private service where very few friends and relatives could attend. Making the most of what resources she had available to her, she put together an intimate yet meaningful farewell. Afterward, she wondered if she could have done better for her mother and dedicated her efforts to use this experience to provide material that would lead individuals through the maze of preparations that accompany end of life issues. Knowing that most prefer not to deal with such details, Lawson has made such endeavors an almost effortless task. Her labor generated 200 plus pages of insight and research to assist individuals, who must make final arrangements for funeral/memorial service, burial, and many associated tasks. “My daughter asked me if I could do all of my own preparations”, said Nancy. In 2012 Lawson's book was put to the test as her own family dug deep into Lawson's treasure chest of life information. She loved her children enough to remove that burden for them and you can do the same for your family.
Over the next few months Examiner Henderson will delve into Nancy Lawson's "A Final Farewell" to highlight material that matters most to individuals in the event that preparations need to be made, but also to assist administrators to more fully address the needs of their aging or dying patients.
Henderson will deliver focus material that will equip readers in tackling difficult decisions and concerns associated with communicating healthcare wants and needs to family members that Lawson’s text expounds upon; acting as a guide to systematically educate in the compilation of important data that will allow you or a family member to leave the world with grace, honor and integrity.
Lawson passed away in 2012 but her passion lives on to educate the aging population as they care for themselves and family members in the event of healthcare issues and also, in the preparation of services that need to be more personal, intimate, meaningful and reflective of their family and friends, and a community’s love and commitment to each other. In addition, you will find information that touches on key issues related to aging, disease and end of life matters.
Should you be one that likes to organize and prepare for the inevitable, prepare to harvest valuable information pertaining to planning your funeral or memorial service, burial vs cremation or entombment, how to find funeral homes, sample obituaries, advanced directives, organ donation, dying away from home, autopsies, clothing for burial, planning for services, grief counseling, memorial and funeral services - religions and readings, wills, probates, and trusts and much more.
Join Examiner Henderson over the next 3 months as she move through Lawson's materials to highlight " A Final Farewell - Your personal guide to end of life issues" by Nancy Lawson.
Author Nancy Lawson, Golden Age Press Inc, Charlottesville, Virginia, 2002