Alliance for Living and Dying Well

Executive Director Susan Plummer's book is available
"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 painful, 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.

We Got It Done! 

We were so proud to host our 2nd annual “Get It Done Today!” event last month. Thanks to all who were able to participate and complete their advance healthcare directives! Please encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to complete their 5 Wishes so they too can "get it done".

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!

Scenes from 2014 "Get It Done Today" Event.




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Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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