Useful Links by Topic

Find other local organizations and helpful information on a variety of topics using the links below.

Local Links

Visiting Nurses of Vermont/New Hampshire
Bayada Nurses
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Brattleboro
Grace Cottage Hospital, Townshend
Brattleboro Retreat, Inpatient & Outpatient Mental Health Services
The Gathering Place, Adult Day Care
Senior Solutions Help & Resources for people aged 60 and up
Sustainable Aging End of Life Choices and Possibilities

Caregiving

Caring Bridge  A calendar that helps family and friends coordinate care and organize helpful tasks
Caregiving.com
Net of Care
AARP Caregiving Resource Center

Hospice

Preparing for the End of Life
Partnership for Caring
Caring Connections
HospiceNet
National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization
Find a hospice provider

Advance Directives

The Conversation Project
FAQ about Advance Directives
Free National Registry for Living Wills
Vermont Ethics Network – information on making medical ethics decisions

Bereavement

Journey of Hearts: An Online Healing Place for Anyone Grieving a Loss
Grief, Loss & Recovery
Grief Topics
Grief Links
The Center For Grieving Children
Grief.net
AARP ~ Grief & Loss
Death of a Child: Compassionate Friends
Bereavement Support for Kids
Widow/Widower/Partner Loss
Parents without Partners
Safe Crossings – Children & Teens
Survivors of Suicide
Grieving Children
Trauma
Bereavement Support for Teens
Bereavement Travel (Airline information)

Internet Remembrance & Memorial Sites

Create your own free Virtual Memorial
The Virtual Memorial Garden

Medicine

Vermont Association of Hospitals & Health Systems
Vermont Excellence End of Life Care of the Vermont Medical Society
(click on ExCEL button at top left of page)

Pain

American Pain Foundation
American Chronic Pain Association

Art & Healing

Deidre Scherer – Deidre is a professional artist and Hospice volunteer. She has worked with fabric and thread as her primary medium since the late 1970’s, often focusing on the themes of aging and mortality by building a series of images based on elders and mentors in her community.

Hallowell Singers: Comfort & Support Through Song

Funerals

A Consumers Guide to Funerals
Funeral Consumers Alliance of Vermont
Caring for Our Own at Death
Buy a Casket Direct
The Funeral Directory – a commercial funeral site, but with very useful information
Eulogies
Funerals With Love