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

 Books

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. 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. www.facebook.com/griefsupportnetwork    720.295.4760    [email protected]

National Organizations

American Association of Retired Persons, http://www.aarp.org/

Hospice Foundation of America, http://www.hospicefoundation.org/

National Institute on Aging, https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Alzheimer’s Association, http://www.alz.org/

SeniorAdvisor.com Very helpful in your search for senior housing and communities nationwide by state https://www.senioradvisor.com/community_properties/list/US. Reviews provided along several sorting options.

National Cancer Institute. Last Days of Life (PDQ®)

National Council for Aging Care, Aging in Place, Seniors and Pets

Articles and More

Guide to Senior Safety at Home

NBCNews.com. “Isolation, Loneliness Plague Caregivers.”

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

Center for Human Potential. “How Men and Women Grieve Differently”