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

  • 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

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;

Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society, Adriana Marchione, AgeSong Living, Alzheimer's Association, Amber Field, Amy Hyun Swart, Amparo Garcia-Crow, Amplify Studio, Anastasia Corse, Andrea Carafa, Angela Hennessy, Anne Hughes, RN, PhD, Annette Blum, Anni Chung, ArtsUp, Ava Roy, BATS Improv, Betty Burr, Cafe du Nord, Caitlin Morgan, California College of the Arts, Carla Fernandez, Cassandra Chan, Charles Slender-White, Chloe Martin, Ph.D., Christine Benvenuto, Code & Canvas, Cody Humston, Compassion & Choices, Congregation Emanu-El, Creative Nomad, Dale Borglum, Dara Kosberg, Dara Lorenzo, Death Cafe, Deborah Cohan, Douglass Truth, Dr. Sally Gelardin, Dup Crosson, Dying To Talk: Death Ed, East Bay Center for Living and Dying, Elana Zaiman, Elisabeth Becker, Elysa Fenenbock, Emily Payne Art, Emily Silverman, Eric Greene, Erika Ruiz, Erin Garay, Ezra Luke, FACT/SF, Family Spirals, Final Passages, Forever Labs, Frish Brandt, Gayle Effron, Geoff Dunlop, Glide Memorial Church, Grace Livingston, Greacian Goeke, Green Pet-Burial Society, Gregory Hoskins, Help Each Other Out, Hillary Goidell, Hospice East Bay, Improv4, Inspirit Studios, Institute on Aging, Jaade Wills, Jason Colan, JCC East Bay, JCCSF, Jeff Hunt, Jessica Frisenda, Jessica McCracken, Jessica Murby, Jewish Family and Children's Services, Theater of War, Jim Van Buskirk, Jumana Nabti, Justin Crowe, Kelsey Crowe, Kimberly Gordon, Laguna Honda Hospital, Laura Miner, LavaSaga, Lisa Rowland, Living/Dying Project, Loriel Starr, Maggie Weber-Striplin, Malaise Airways™, Mara Holt Skov, Martha Rynberg, Mary Lemmer, Maryliz Smith, Megan Devine, Megory Anderson, Michelle Kicherer, Mission Hospice, Monica Pevzner, Morgan Brown, Morning Altars, Mortified, My Lasting Letters, Nancy Belza, Natalia Vigil, Ned Buskirk, On Lok, Paul Puccinelli, Pixar, PJCC, Presence, Public Works, Punch Line Comedy Club, Rabbi Me'irah Iliinsky, Rachel Main, Rachel Ratliff, Rachel Whittom, Reboot, Redwing Keyssar, Refuge in Grief, Rosa Enriquez, Roxanne Shohadaee, Ruth's Table, Sacred Dying Foundation, Sacred Stream, Saint Solitude, San Francisco Village, Sara Faith Alterman, Scott Lifton, Scott Shigeoka, Self-Help for the Elderly, SevenPonds, SF In-Home Support Services (IHSS) Public Authority, SFHN, SFSC - Aquatic Park Center, Shalon, Shamanic Labs, Shoshanna Howard, Speechless, Stephen Jenkinson, Still Here San Francisco, Storied: San Francisco, Suzette Sherman, Suzi Spangenberg, Swedish American Hall, Sydney Mintz, Tanya Schevitz, The Dinner Party, The Nocturnists, The Point at Rockridge, The Sacred Hearth, The School of the Dead, Theater of War, Tina Shibue, Tracy Mulholland, UCSF, Veronica DeJesus, Victor Castro, Walking in Witness and Impromptu No Tutu Elder Dancers, We Players, You're Going to Die, Zen Hospice Project