“People close to dying often speak in metaphor and say they are going ‘home.’ Home is no longer a place, but a passage. Death then, becomes the vehicle in which we make safe passage.” These lines come from a research paper entitled “Dreaming Out Loud: Initiating Plans for a Community-based Home for the Dying,” written by oncology social worker Elise Lark, who has been working to make this dream a reality in the Mid-Hudson Valley.
Lark is the founder of Circle of Friends for the Dying (CFD), a non-profit group that has purchased a Kingston house they . . .
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