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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. (

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.  (

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.]



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Ask Eleven About Autism

by md466 2. June 2016 14:24

KBYU Eleven's Ask Eleven About Autism answers questions about the resources available to individuals with autism in Utah. Professors Mikle South and Terisa Gabrielsen, experts from BYU Autism Connect, joined host Rebecca Cressman to take questions from viewers during the Monday, April 4 live broadcast. Watch the full special here

In addition to Ask Eleven About Autism, we have compiled a resource list of organizations in Utah that serve individuals with autism. This resource list was created by KBYU Eleven in conjunction with the broadcast of Ask Eleven About Autism. Those included are primarily non-profit organizations and agencies, however there may be fees associated with some of the services they offer. There are also a number of for-profit entities in Utah that provide valuable services. This list does not constitute or imply a recommendation by KBYU or Brigham Young University.

Access our resource list here.




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Golden Spike National Historic Site

by Eleven 18. March 2015 12:18

May 10, 1869 the Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory and forged the destiny of a nation. Golden Spike National Historic Site shares the stories of the people and settings that define the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad. To allow visitors to relive the Celebration of the Driving of the Last Spike, volunteers portray the dignitaries who were at the ceremony on May 10th, 1869. Reenactments of the celebration are held Saturdays and holidays, starting at 11:00 a.m. and following the 1:00 p.m. Steam Demonstration. Steam locomotive reenactments also occur every day during the summer season.

To learn more about the Golden Spike National Historic Site click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection click here.


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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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Brigham City Peach Days

by Eleven 11. July 2014 09:42

The Brigham City Peach Days commemorates the fruit that Brigham City sure knows how to grow well. Brigham City Peach Days officially starts on Wednesday September 3rd, but the main events, like the parades, live entertainment and car show, will take place on the 5th and the 6th. Without a doubt, the star of the festival is the peach, and there will be plenty of fresh peaches and delicious peach recipes to try.

To learn more about Brigham City Peach Days click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection click here.


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