Resources for Senior Housing,Parent Loss, Grief, and Life After Life


Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying, Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley, Simon & Schuster, February, 2012

Final Journeys: A Practical Guide for Bringing Care and Comfort at the End of Life by Maggie Callanan, Bantam, March, 2008

On Life After Death, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Celestial Arts, March, 2008

On Death and Dying, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Scribner, June, 1997

Life After Life: The Investigation of a Phenomenon—Survival of Bodily Death, Raymond Moody, Harper One, March, 2001

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife, Eben Alexander, October, 2012, Simon & Schuster, First edition October 23, 2012

Midlife Orphan: Facing Life’s Changes Now That Your Parents Are Gone, Jane Brooks, Berkley Trade, April 1, 1999

Talking to Heaven, James von Praagh, Signet, March 1, 1999   

A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents–and Ourselves, Jane Gross, Random House, May 1, 2012

The Boomer’s Guide to Aging Parents: The Complete Guide, Attorney Carolyn L. Rosenblatt R.N., Aging Parents Press, February 15, 2009

When Parents Die: A Guide for Adults, Edward Myers, Penguin Books, March 1, 1997

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You. Aron, Elaine, New York: Broadway, 1997.

Broken Open: How Difficult times Can Help Us Grow. Elizabeth Lesser, New York: Villard, 2005. 

Who Dies? An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying, Stephen Levine,Garden City, NY: Anchor/Doubleday, 1982.

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. Sogyl Rinpoche, Patrick Gaffney, and Andrew Harvey.New York, NY: HarperCollins, 1993.

From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Profound New Vision of Growing Older. Rabbi Schachter-Shalomi Zalman, and Ronald S. Miller. New York: Warner, 1995.

Grief Support in Boulder, CO

Grief Support Network:  Are you grieving? The Grief Support Network can help. Please join us for Moving Through Grief…Together. Once a week, GSN offers you a safe venue to begin moving from isolated grieving to supported healing. Each donation-based meeting includes an educational presentation by an expert wellness provider, as well as an open forum for sharing. Weekly meetings begin 4/6/2014 and will be held alternating Sundays (2-4pm) and Wednesdays (6:30-8:30pm) at 1925 Glenwood Drive, Boulder , CO 80304. You don’t have to grieve alone – join us at an upcoming meeting and let’s start Moving Through Grief… Together.     720.295.4760    [email protected]

Coming Full Circle Training, Facing Death and Finding Life through the Perennial Wisdom Traditions, with Sanchi Reta Lawler.

National Organizations

American Association of Retired Persons,

Hospice Foundation of America,

National Institute on Aging,

Alzheimer’s Association,

Organ Donation and You, Very helpful in your search for senior housing and communities nationwide by state Reviews provided along several sorting options.

“National Cancer Institute.” Last Days of Life (PDQ®) –. Web. <>.

“Do Men Grieve Differently than Women? – Hell Yes!” Embrace Your Death. Web. 06 Aug. 2013. <>.

“Isolation, Loneliness Plague Caregivers.” Web. <>.

Jameson, Marni. “Aging Parents and the Journey from Home to Help.” Denver Post [Denver] 2 June 2012. Print.