About Hereafter Partners
Hereafter Partners was created to give people — as early as possible — a language about a subject that has been made somewhat invisible and relatively uncomfortable: Death and dying.
We hope to empower people to plan for the elements of a values-based death so that they can live a richer and calmer life to the very end.
Our offerings are intended, primarily, for those of us in our 30s, 40s, and 50s who are caught between parents, siblings, and our own inner voices of fear and confusion. People at any age, however, can benefit from the conversations and tools we curate.
Workshops and FacilitATions
Hereafter Partners are experts in producing both large- and small-scale events. We can bring together whole communities or intimate groups for discussion and hands-on end of life planning workshops.
Checklists and Resources
In addition to leading inviting and open discussions on life and death, Hereafter Partners aims to provide both individuals and organizations with tools, checklists, workflow pathways, and other resources for navigating this often-fraught terrain while it is not yet urgent and before it is too late.
Do you find it hard to approach the topics of death, dying, and aging with your loved ones? We have tips for starting these conversations from many potential angles — even if you don’t think you’re ready.
Living and Dying in… Series
Americans have tended to push death, dying, and aging to the dark corners of life. Other cultures and communities find ways to embrace and celebrate these later stages, impacting the way that they approach living. Join tailor-made travel experiences to get a new perspective on life and death.
Most of our events are open to the public. Please take a look at our upcoming schedule and plan to join us as we explore with candor and empathy an array of important end-of-life issues.
January 21, 2020
Living Well, Dying Well Discussion Group
When Breath Becomes Air and The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning
Join friends old and new for a book discussion double header: We’ll discuss Paul Kalanithi’s meditative When Breath Becomes Air and Margareta Magnusson’s resolution-worthy The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning.
Sundays & Thursdays
Jan 26 – Feb 6, 2020
Princeton-area cable & online
Hereafter Partners featured on Focus On
Lew Goldstein interviews Hereafter Partners’ Leslie Rowley on his cable access television show Focus On. They discuss why it is so important to talk about issues related to aging and death with your loved ones well before the end feels near.
“Helping my father navigate the end stage of his life five years ago was life-changing for me, and watching my husband navigate his executorship role for his mother’s estate woke me up to a big reality: Many of us in our 30s, 40s, and 50s are underprepared for the eventuality of our loved ones’ deaths–not to mention our own. Now I’ve taken on the personal mission of trying to design a set of resources for our cohort and a mechanism for starting this conversation with those of us caught between parents, siblings, and our own inner voices of fear and confusion.”
Leslie Jennings Rowley
Founder | Hereafter Partners
What PEOPLE ARE SayING
The key benefit of this forum was getting the issue out into the open. You managed to break through the reluctance many of us have to confront these issues. Now that I’ve heard from others, it’s much easier to discuss these issues, or at least broach the subject, with my family. Thank you!
– Dan D.
It was an informative, frank conversation about planning for death the way we plan for other milestones. We were made aware of some basic legalities around end of life choices and how the laws vary from state to state. I came away with some strategies for having honest caring discussions with my parents. All in all the event made this universal topic feel universal!
– Megan M.