San Francisco

April 16 – 22, 2018

Reimagine End of Life is a week exploring big questions about life and death. Join the City of San Francisco in a community-wide conversation.

San Francisco


  • 175 Events.
  • 33 Performances.
  • 32 Workshops.
  • 25 Art Experiences.
  • 23 Reflections.
  • 6 Comedy Shows.
  • 1 Universal Topic.

The City of San Francisco, along with a broader community, has joined together to create over 150 events exploring death and celebrating life...from all perspectives.

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Our Interfaith Initiative: Conversation Sabbath

For people of all faiths and backgrounds, the San Francisco Interfaith Council is partnering with us to inspire places of worship across the City to make end of life their theme for the Sabbath before Reimagine week (Fri, Sat, Sun, April 13 – 15) and to continue this important conversation during the week with congregants. The Conversation Project is excited to support these Conversation Sabbaths with resources for Advance Care Planning and clergy resources.

- Downloadable Conversation Sabbath schedule

- Tell Your Story "I Choose to Prepare" event on April 14

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Advance Care Planning

Being prepared for and having your wishes honored at end of life couldn’t be more important. Join us at one of our Advance Care Planning Workshops happening across the City and learn how to talk to others about your wishes and theirs.

- Downloadable ACP Workshop schedule

Through the arts, storytelling, workshops and discussions, our creative collaborators will be hosting events exploring these themes with the community...


There’s so much we don’t know about death. Reimagine provides a chance to daydream, philosophize, reflect, and connect with each other through a series of unique experiences.


Preparing for death is an opportunity to set intentions for our lives. Whether planning for ourselves or with others, this is a chance to articulate our wishes.


We’ve all experienced loss. Come together to share stories, to connect through our shared experience of grief and loss, and to remember those who will always be with us.

City Partner

The City of San Francisco's Palliative Care Work Group

The Palliative Care Work Group is dedicated to ensuring all San Franciscans facing serious illness have access to high-quality care that is consistent with their wishes and values through research, education, outreach and influencing policy. The Work Group is sponsored by the City and County of San Francisco via the Department of Aging & Adult Services, and its membership is made up of a diverse group of stakeholders who represent providers, health plans, health systems, community-based organization, faith-based organizations and professional associations.

Palliative Care Work Group Reimagine Committee

Shireen McSpadden, Executive Director, Department of Aging & Adult Services;

Christine Ritchie, MD, Palliative Care and Professor, UCSF;

Kelly Dearman, Executive Director, SF In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority;

Jeff Newman, MD, Professor, Institute for Health & Aging, UCSF;