The following resources are available to all members of our community who deal with issues surrounding death and dying, end-of-life care, grief and bereavement. We use and recommend these websites because of their educational and practical value.
End of Life Services Lending Library
EOLS maintains a free public lending library with more than 900 titles in hospice, care giving and bereavement support, including audio, video and a children’s section, located at 63 Maple Street in the historic Marble Work District, Middlebury, VT. Free lending is available to all community members. Lending Library Search
Light a Candle
Light a candle at Gratefulness.Org for virtual memorial candles. The experience gives an opportunity to reflect on quiet intentions or messages. Candles “burn” for 48 hours, you can return as often as you like to see them burning down and you can keep your candles private or share them with loved ones and groups. “I personally find this activity very rewarding and healing.” - S. Ryan
Local & Vermont Resources
General Hospice & End-of-Life Issues
Site contains frequently asked Q & A, descriptions of services, medicare guidelines and a state by state listing of facilities. EOLS does not endorse or otherwise make any claims to facilities listed.
Advance Directive Short Form (Instructions and form to fill out and print)
Advance Directive Long Form (Instructions and form to fill out and print)