The following resources could be a valuable tool to those dealing with issues surrounding death and dying, end-of-life care, grief and bereavement. EOLS has not verified nor endorsed specific content, however, we have found these websites rich in their educational and practical material.
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, EOLS Administrative Director
Current Media Links
EOLS will periodically post links to clips with information that identifies with our mission.
Stephen Cobert Interview; Powerful Words of Grief Anderson Cooper 360 Interview (Aug 16, 2019 YouTube)
I Couldn’t Say Mother Without Crying By Hope Edelman (Aug 26, 2019). Ms. Edelman is the author of “Motherless Daughters”, which is available in the EOLS Lending Library.
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)