One of the greatest gifts you can give friends, family, loved ones and even yourself is to discuss and clearly communicate your end-of-life plans before you can no longer advocate for yourself.
“If you don’t have a plan, you become part of somebody else’s plan.” ~Terence McKenna
Families come to us at all phases of grief and confusion and those that have clearly communicated end of life plans are far better off. Thus, we firmly believe such communication is a great gift. But it’s not only our opinion, consider another quote from an award-winning, best-selling American author.
“Have a conversation with your family about your end-of-life wishes while you are healthy. No one wants to have that discussion… but if you do, you’ll be giving your loved ones a tremendous gift, since they won’t have to guess what your wishes would have been, and it takes the onus of responsibility off of them.” ~Jodi Picoult
At the time of need, having your wishes planned in advance removes much guesswork and heartache from your family and loved ones.
With this understanding, Eternal Reefs created the Living Legacy Program (LLP) to easily cover Eternal Reef final expenses. The Living Legacy Program (LLP) from Eternal Reefs helps families and individuals who wish to donate for their Eternal Reef now, at today’s donation levels, to plan for the future. LLP planning can remove financial stress for you and your family at a sensitive and vulnerable time and assure your end of life wishes. Additionally, as an approved 501c3 non-profit organization, your donation to Eternal Reefs may be eligible for a charitable tax deduction. [Please check with your financial advisor.]
Please note: The nature of reef building requires the use of federal, state and local permits that periodically expire. As much as we’d like to guarantee a location, none of the Eternal Reefs programs, including the LLP, can commit to any specific site for Eternal Reefs until the time of need.
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The Conversation Project
The Conversation Project offers tools and strategies to start and complete the often difficult and awkward discussions with family and friends about end of life hopes, dreams, desires and plans.
Five Wishes offers complete planning documents that cover everything from the time someone can no longer advocate for themselves to how they want to be cared for at the end of life. Much easy-to-use legal advice is contained here and specifics are provided understandably, including the varied requirements of states, healthcare organizations and considerations of community and faith-based groups.