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.

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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.

Conversation Starters

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.

Upcoming Events

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.

Leslie leading discussion on planning for death

Sunday

November 10, 2019

Postponed

Princeton, NJ

A Hereafter Partners Signature Event

Let’s Talk About Death (Sandwich Generation Edition)

Join friends old and new in an open and safe environment to discuss our worries, fears, and hopes with regards to the emotional, medical, and logistical aspects of end-of-life, for ourselves and for our aging relatives.  Intended for those in the 30- to 60-year-old cohort, all are invited.

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Tuesday

November 19, 2019

5:15-6:45 pm

Princeton, NJ

Living Well, Dying Well Discussion Group

When Breath Becomes Air

Join friends old and new in a thoughtful discussion of themes emerging from Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air.

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Leslie Jennings Rowley, PhD, MBA

“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

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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.