Advance Care Planning

For those looking to plan for end-of-life decisions

Advance care plans clarify thinking about end of life preferences, help foster conversations about those preferences with loved ones and medical care providers, and direct care when one is not able to make choices for oneself.


Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County offers advance care planning workshops across Waldo County aimed at developing plans and talking about end of life issues with loved ones. These workshops are often in a two-part, group format designed to support conversation and leave plenty of time for questions. We can tailor workshops to suit organizations and groups; please contact us at or call us at 207-505-4434 for more information.

Other Advance Care Planning Resources

Advance Directives from MaineHealth
A guide to putting together advance directives. 

Five Wishes
A low-cost advance planning document (available in both print and digital formats).

Funeral Consumers Alliance
A consumers’ guide to planning a funeral.

For those seeking options for funerals and burials for someone who just died

Last Things
A resource for information on home funerals in Maine.

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Grief and Loss

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Lending Library

We loan books and videos on death and end of life issues including all aspects of caregiving, hospice work, and bereavement support. Our library includes resources suitable for patients, family members of all ages, and healthcare professionals. Contact us for resource suggestions at or click below to see a list of our materials.

Volunteer companions in times of illness, dying and grief.

Talk with us

In Waldo County, no one need die or grieve alone. Please reach out to us so we can support you. We will try to get back to you within 24-48 hours.

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HVOWC, PO Box 772, Belfast, Maine 04915