These activities can provide an opportunity to reflect on the events and people that have made an impact on your or your loved one’s life and can be a powerful coping tool for those who are ill as well as their family and friends.
If you would like assistance from a volunteer to help you complete a legacy activity, please contact Hospice of Waterloo Region at 519-743-4114.
Adams, Gemini. Your Legacy of Love
Ashe, Arthur and Arnold Rampersad. Days of Grace: A Memoir
Baines, Barry. Ethical Wills: Putting Your Values on Paper.
Blachman, Linda. Another Morning: Voices of Truth and Hope from Mothers with Cancer
Callanan, Maggie and Patricia Kelley. Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying (two hospice nurses provide “a gentle way to think about the unthinkable” and “how to recognize, understand, and respond to a dying person’s messages”)
Cebuhar, Jo Kline. So Grows the Tree: Creating an Ethical Will
Edelman, Marian Wright. The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours
Frankl, Viktor E. Man’s search for meaning
Freed, Rachael. Women’s Lives, Women’s Legacies: Passing Your Beliefs & Blessings to Future Generations; The Heartmates Journal: A Companion for Partners of People with Serious Illness; The Women’s Legacies Workbook for the Busy Woman
Geary, Marilyn L. and Jacqueline Janssen. LeaveLight: A Motivational Guide to Holistic End-of-Life Planning
Padgett, Ann. What now?
Pillemere, Karl, ed. 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans
Poitier, Sidney. Life Beyond Measure: Letters to My Great-Granddaughter.
Riemer, Rabbi Jack and Nathaniel Stampfer. So That Your Values Will Live On: Ethical Wills and How to Prepare Them.
Strassfield, Sharon. Everything I Know: Basic Life Rules From A Jewish Mother
Need more information?
Sometimes, starting the process of legacy work can seem daunting or a little overwhelming. Here are some resources that might help guide you: