End of Life/Grief Support

Life Choices PublicationLife Choices

The Office of the Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has a free publication entitled Life Choices to help residents understand the importance of planning ahead for end of life needs. You can call the Attorney General's office at (573) 751-3321 to request it or download it at www.ago.mo.gov


Caring Conversations WorkbookCaring Conversations

Caring Conversations is another free workbook to help families with end of life conversations and it includes an advance directive document. You can find it at the Center for Practical Bioethics website: www.practicalbioethics.org


Five Wishes BookletFive Wishes

Another end of life resource is the Five Wishes booklet. It's available for a small cost at Aging with Dignity or call (888) 5-WISHES.


Funeral Consumers Alliance NewsletterFuneral Consumers Alliance Newsletter

The Funeral Consumers Alliance educates and supports individuals and families in making informed decisions about death-related services, consistent with their values and lifestyles. Website for information and current newsletter: http://www.funeralskc.org/


If you are caring for someone with a life-limiting condition, the American Health Lawyers Association offers a free guide that provides an overview of the key legal and practical issues that arise in the care of individuals who face a life-limiting condition. Go to www.healthlawyers.org and click on the "Public Interest" tab to download or read this guide.

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Grief support groups

Liberty Silver Center offers a grief support group on the first and third Fridays of each month from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at the Liberty Community Center, 1600 S. Withers Rd. Call (816) 439-4396 for more information.

NorthCare Hospice offers Life after Loss Grief Support groups as part of their Bereavement services. Call them at (816) 691-5119 for current schedule.

Platte Woods United Methodist Church - Grief Support Group meets Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm. Call them at (816) 741-2972 for current schedule. http://plattewoodschurch.org/care/

Pleasant Valley Baptist Church support group: (816) 781-5959.