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Couple Dies Together In Rare Double Euthanasia

BY LIFE MATTERS MEDIA STAFF After 65 years of marriage, a couple facing deteriorating health died together in a rare double euthanasia. Nic and Trees Elderhorst, both 91, died in their hometown of Didam, in the Netherlands. Both suffered from deteriorating physical health in recent years, with Mr. Elderhorst left with reduced mobility after a stroke […]

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LMM President Randi Belisomo Joins End Well Symposium

As Randi Belisomo knows, Chicago’s reputation for violent death often overshadows the day-to-day realities of its most vulnerable aging residents. By working across a network that includes civic, religious, health and community groups, she and her partners are bringing community-based end of life planning to Chicago’s South Side Chatham neighborhood. End Well speakers are pushing boundaries and […]

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Our Summer Reading Recommendations

LIFE MATTERS MEDIA STAFF Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast never expected her graphic memoir to become a literary sensation – or a source of much-needed comfort to caregivers. Chast discussed Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? – which earned her a number one spot on […]

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Maine House Blocks ‘Death With Dignity’ Bill

Maine lawmakers reject bill that would have allowed physician-assisted suicide LIFE MATTERS MEDIA STAFF Maine lawmakers have rejected a “Death with Dignity” bill that would have allowed physician-assisted suicide, The Associated Press reports. According to The Press Herald, Statehouse legislators blocked the bill in an 85-61 vote on Tuesday. The controversial bill narrowly passed the state […]

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