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Kitchen Table Conversations

What Are Your End-of-Life Wishes?

Community Workshop Series


Facilitated by: Garrick Colwell and Nancy Walker

Saturdays 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24

 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location: The Austin Center for Grief & Loss

2413 Greenlawn Pkwy., Austin, TX 78757


Cost: FREE

Lunch will be provided.

The Austin Center for Grief & Loss and Kitchen Table Conversations are offering a FREE 4-part, weekly 90-minute workshop series that includes a screening and discussion of "Being Mortal" a PBS Frontline documentary followed by The 3 Ds of Advance Care Planning: Decide - Discuss - Document™, three 90-minute interactive workshops designed to educate you on how to decide, discuss and document your end-of-life wishes with your loved ones and healthcare professional.

On February 17th Cass Grange, a financial planner with Lucien, Stirling & Gray will be available during lunch to answer questions related to financial considerations.  On February 24th, Carolyn Ostrom, an estate planning and probate attorney will be on-hand to address documentation question.

Lunch will be provided and is generously underwritten by Collins Ostrom PLLC, and Lucien Stirling & Gray.


Our experienced workshop facilitators are trained to create a learning environment that is highly interactive, empathetic and confidential.  

Garrick Colwell has been a Hospice Volunteer since 1987 and served as a volunteer on-call hospital and Hospice chaplain. As a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, he collaborates with Hospice Austin to offer Conversations On Grief, a monthly online grief support program. He is a Respecting Choices® First Steps® ACP Instructor and Facilitator. Garrick is one of the Co-Creators of Kitchen Table Conversations.

Nancy Walker is the Executive Director of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Central Texas. Since 2010, she has conducted end-of-life presentations, discussions, and classes for a variety of community groups as well as Austin's Lifetime Learning Institute and The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The University of Texas. Before retiring, she developed and presented in-house training for the Texas State Comptroller's Office and the Texas Workforce Commission. Nancy is one of the Co-Creators of Kitchen Table Conversations.

Kitchen Table Conversations is a nonprofit organization that provides education and resources that empower Central Texans to have end-of-life conversations with loved ones and health care providers and to legally document their wishes to help ensure those choices are honored and respected.