Alliance for Living and Dying Well

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"Deep Change: Befriending the Unknown"


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Anyone who has watched a loved one suffer needlessly in the last days of life knows all too well the value of informed conversations about end-of-life wishes with the resulting decisions being incorporated into an advanced care directive.

The Alliance for Living and Dying Well -- a collaborative effort by a group of Santa Barbara County organizations – is helping people have these types of conversations, which are personal to each individual. The Alliance believes that, while difficult, these types of conversations and planning for death and dying are also a time of deep meaning and growth, and they can improve one’s quality of life and ability to enjoy life. We hope you find time to join us in one of our free Five Wishes workshops around the community and create your own advanced care directive.  Take a look at our Calendar page for an upcoming workshop or other opportunities to live and die well.


Join Us for our 3rd Annual "Get It Done Today!" on April 16

The community is invited to "Get It Done Today!" -  a FREE community-wide event to help you complete your advance health care directive.  Happening on April 16th, in conjunction with National Healthcare Decisions Day, the GIDT event will have professional facilitators, notaries, and trained volunteers - both English and Spanish speaking - onsite to facilitate the process.

WHEN: April 16th  10:00am – 2:00pm

WHERE: Santa Barbara Public Library's Faulkner Gallery

CONTACT: Appointments required, call (805) 845-5314.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: The Alliance is also seeking volunteers to be trained to assist with GIDT. Call (805)845-5314 or email to volunteer.

We hope you’ll join this important conversation with us and “Get It Done Today!”


Scenes from our 2014 "Get It Done Today!" 

For those who missed it or want to learn more, check out this great story that Shirin Rajaee from KEYT NewsChannel 3 did on our event!




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2040 Alameda Padre Serra, Suite 110
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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