Five Booklets

The set of Five Booklets was developed by the Center on Aging at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. The Five Booklets were updated in November 2011 to reflect changes, such as POLST for Hawai‘i.

Their latest updated version of the booklets can be downloaded for free here as a PDF files:

Booklet 1: Advance Care Planning – Making Choices Known

  • A workbook to document the kind of care you want if you are unable to make decisions for yourself.  Includes web addresses to find your state’s forms.

Booklet 2: Planning Ahead – Funeral and Memorial Services

  • Document your funeral or memorial service preferences ahead of time. Includes tips for working with mortuary or funeral homes.

Booklet 3: Preparing To Say Good-Bye – Care for the Dying

  • Learn about common symptoms experienced by dying people and what you can do to make the dying person more comfortable.

Booklet 4: When Death Occurs – What to Do When a Loved One Dies

  • A guide to help you get through the hours, days, and weeks following a loved one’s death.

Booklet 5: Help For The Bereaved – The Healing Journey

  • Learn about the common expressions of grief, the healing process, and when to get help.

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