Community Initiatives

Ask Eleven: End of Life

by oliviabown 21. November 2016 13:58

Few of us are comfortable talking about death, whether our own or a loved one’s. It is a scary, even taboo, subject for many. The end of a life, no matter how long and well lived, can bring with it a sense of loss and sadness. It can also be a reminder of our own mortality, so we may avoid even thinking about death. This is normal -- but death is normal, too. All of us will face it at some point.

Because the end of life is hard to predict, it is best to plan ahead. You might want to start by asking yourself or a loved one, “What is the best way to plan for the end of life?”  No matter how a person chooses to approach the end of their life, there are some common hopes -- nearly everyone says they do not want to die in pain or to lose their dignity. Planning for end-of-life care, also known as advance care planning, can help ensure such hopes are fulfilled. (nihseniorhealth.gov)

Sharing your wishes for end of life care can bring you closer to those you love.  Below are some tools to help you figure out what you want if something happens to you, more importantly it can help prepare family and friends to carry out your wishes.  (begintheconverstation.org)

We hope that these resources will offer you and your loved ones peace of mind and comfort as you counsel together about preparing for end of life.]

 

 

ASK ELEVEN Preparing for End of Life resource guide (2) (1).docx (15.15 kb)

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Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre

by Eleven 11. July 2014 10:11

The Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre offers summer performances of operas and concerts. This summer's operas are Vanessa, The Student Prince, Les Miserables, and Oklahoma. Aside from the summer season the organization visits school districts and assists teachers in helping children create their own operas. Until now, 75,000 children in Utah have written their own operas with the help of the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre. The group also runs the High School Musical Theatre Awards throughout the state with any high school that would like to participate/compete. The Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre helps bring great performances to Utah and make great performers out of Utahns.

To learn more about the Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection click here.

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Heber Valley Western Music & Cowboy Poetry Gathering

by Eleven 2. July 2014 11:53

The Heber Valley Western Music & Cowboy Poetry Gathering is not only a gathering for fans of the music, but also for famous faces of the genre. The gathering not only offers good music and poetry, but also food, clothing, and a general fun cowboy feel. The events last for 5 days from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2 this year, and attracts fans and performers from all over the country.

To learn more about the Heber Valley Western Music & Cowboy Poetry Gathering click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection click here.

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Community Connection | Cultural Understanding | Utah

Now Playing Utah

by Eleven 2. July 2014 11:23

Looking for a fun art or cultural activity to do in Utah? Now Playing Utah offers a calendar made from the efforts of several organizations that offers a large listing of events, their locations, and prices throughout Utah. Now Playing Utah is looking to increase the amount of organizations and events that participate in their calendar and invite people to submit their own events as well.

To learn how to submit your event on Now Playing Utah and to see the calendar click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection click here.

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Springville World Folkfest

by Eleven 2. July 2014 10:30

The Springville World Folkfest is exactly what it sounds like, a festival to celebrate the traditional art and music of cultures around the world which is held every year in our very own Springville. The performers who come are from the countries they represent, they pay their own way to travel here, and stay with generous host families in the area. This year Folkfest week will be from July 28th to August 2nd, and each night will have 5 evening performances where each group will perform. The street dance on July 28 is a free performance at the Springville Museum of Art where the audience will learn and participate with some of the dances that the groups will be performing. During the Folkfest you can taste international foods, learn about other cultures, and mingle with the international performers.

To learn more about the Springville World Folkfest and how to become a host family click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection click here.

 

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