Senator Krueger’s Roundtable for Boomers and Seniors, 2021
Being Mortal: Thinking about End of Life Decision Making
Session IV – Living Well: What Do We Value Most?
Thursday, April 22nd 10 am – 11:15 am

Thinking about our own mortality can make many of us uncomfortable and afraid, particularly as we age. Ironically, it is our mortality that makes life valuable. Join us in a life-affirming Roundtable discussion that will spur us to acknowledge that death is a part of life, and will help us to understand that life’s finite nature is what ultimately gives our lives meaning and brings us joy.


– Rabbi Angela Warnick Buchdahl, Senior Rabbi, Central Synagogue

– Jeannie Blaustein, PhD, D. Ministry, Founding Board Chair, Reimagine End of Life, Adjunct Faculty, Pace University, Psychology

Full video of the event can be viewed by clicking here.


Important Links:

Elder Abuse Resources

– In an emergency call 911

– Carter Burden Community Elder Abuse Mistreatment and Abuse Prevention Program

– NYC ElderAbuse Center Helpline for Family and Friends of someone who is being abused 212.746.6905

– Manhattan District Attorney’s Elder Abuse Hotline 212.335.9007

Online Programs:

– Reimagine End of Life: Link for entire program schedule to plan for end of life, grief support, build resilience and live fully and so much more!

– Free Advanced Care Planning Workshop on Saturday, 4/24:

– Free Grief Workshop on Thursday, 4/29:

– Free Community Vigil to mourn the lives of all lost to Covid-19, Sunday, 5/9:

Two Books to Read:

– Ira Byock: The Four Things That Matter Most:

– BJ Miller and Shoshana Berger: A Beginner’s Guide to the End:


– NYT Opinion – Thank God for the Poets, Margaret Renkl:

– NYT Opinion- My Second Phase of Adulthood, Charles Blow: