End of Life Planning Workshops and Events


Details about event locations will be given to interested individuals. 


Double Header: When Breath Becomes Air and The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

Living Well, Dying Well Book Discussion

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 5:15-6:45 pm

Princeton, NJ

Let Us Know You’re Coming

Paul Kalanithi’s moving memoir draws from his experience as an expert in both neurosurgery and literature, both practices that allowed him to look at the full range of human experience and what it means to for life to have meaning. Many people have entered into “the talk” with friends and family after reading this powerful work.  Join us to reflect on what Kalanithi’s writing spoke to you.

And, for something a bit lighter…..A new year, a new you. Each year, many of us resolve to pare down and live with less stuff.   Join friends old and new to discuss another way to spark joy: the Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning. This could be the year you find peace with your things.

Discussion Leader: Leslie Rowley

Nook jackets for January selections


Limited copies of the books are on reserve at the Princeton Public Library in the non-fiction book club section.  You can also find each book at your favorite online retailer or brick and mortar bookstore.

Hereafter Partners featured on Focus On

Media Alert

Sunday, January 26, 9:30 am; Thursday, January 30, 9:00 pm; Sunday, February 2, 9:30 am; Thursday, February 6, 9:00 pm

Princeton-area Comcast Channel 30; Verizon Channel 45

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Lew Goldstein's 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.  


Watch the broadcast on Princeton-area cable channels (see schedule and details above), on Princeton Community Television‘s Roku or AmazonFire stations, or on the Focus On archive.

Let’s Talk About Death (Sandwich Generation Edition)

A Hereafter Partners Signature Event

Sunday in March/April – TBA

Princeton, NJ

Email for info on future dates

Leslie leading discussion on planning for death

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.

 Specifically focused on those feeling sandwiched between aging parents and our own responsibilities and needs, this is a chance to share stories and ask questions with similarly confused peers.


End of Life: Planning is Everything

A Special Public Event with Dorothy Mullen, Suppers Programs

Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 7-8:30 pm, Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street

Suppers Programs founder Dorothy Mullen. 2019 Photo by Gina Masessa.

In collaboration with the Suppers Programs, Hereafter Partners produced an end of life literacy event featuring spokespeople with messages regarding palliative and hospice care, estate planning, our legal rights as of August 1 under the New Jersey’s Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act, legislative update on medicinal marijuana, and how to prepare ourselves and our loved ones.  Speakers gave brief presentations and took questions on a host of end of life planning issues.  

Planning Partners:

Leslie Rowley, Hereafter Partners

Dor Mullen, The Suppers Programs

Stephen Goldfine, MD, Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice

George Luciani, CFP,President, Covered Bridge Advisors

Kim Callinan, CEO, Compassion & Choices

Vincent Leonti, MD, Princeton Integrative Health

Roger Martindell, Attorney, Princeton

Chaplain Ted Taylor,Funeral Consumers Alliance



New Jersey Victory Party

A Special Event with Compassion & Choices

Sunday, September 15, 2019, 3:00-5:00 pm

Princeton, NJ

NJ Governor Phil Murphy singing the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act, April 2019

Hereafter Partners is pleased to promote an event by Compassion and Choices, the national not-for-profit organization dedicated improving end of life care, expanding options, and empowering everyone in their end of life planning.

In August 2019, New Jersey became the ninth jurisdiction in the U.S. to allow medical aid in dying for the terminally ill.  The signed legislation that ushered in this reality marked the culmination of seven years of on-the-ground organizing by Compassion & Choices and action by volunteer advocates. Join C&C supporters and other interested New Jerseyans to celebrate this victory for those who fear suffering needlessly in our state.