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“Before I Die I Want To … ” Wall

A Partnership of:UF/IFAS Extension Marion County, Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery, Hospice of Marion County, and Kindred Hospice 

before I die wall The Before I Die I Want to … Wall project in Marion County is part of the national promotion of end-of-life education and awareness and completion of Advance Directives (Health Care Surrogate and Living Will) which are highlighted each year as part of National Health Care Decisions Day. A wink to the adage ‘death and taxes’, NHCDD always falls on April 16.

UF Health and UF/IFAS Extension have worked tirelessly to encourage individuals and families to pre-plan because it’s never too early, but it’s often too late. To learn more about Advance Directives, visit: https://ufhealth.org/advance-directives/overview  .

Throughout the community over the last few years, Marion County UF/IFAS Extension has presented the educational series The Art of Goodbye: Exploring End-of-Life Concerns to educate individuals and families about end-of-life concerns and planning. For additional resources, please visit http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_series_eole  or contact Lynda Spence at l.spence@ufl.edu or (352) 671-8400.

Keep your eyes peeled for your very own community’s Before I Die I Want to … wall and show up to chalk in what you want to do!

The Before I Die Wall is an international project that encourages people to reflect on their lives in the face of human mortality. Over 4,000 walls have appeared in 70 countries in 35 different languages. This wall allows you to record your thoughts, hopes & dreams on living a meaningful life. Join us in embracing life and…preparing for your one and only death. What will you do before you die?