Be a PAL


The only way to successfully own your future is by having effective conversations… Conversation with oneself followed by conversations with friends and family addressing these Seven Essential Conversations:

#1  What are my hope, fears and wishes for the future?

#2  Which legal documents do I need to carry out my wishes?

#3  How much money do I have? — How will I pay for care when I need it?

#4  Who will advocate and care for me?  For whom will I care?

#5  When should I right-size to a smaller home, retirement or independent living community?  Who can help me sort this out?

#6 What is my legacy?  How do I want to be remembered?

#7  What are my end of life plans?

Thinking through & having each one of these conversations before a health crisis — at the kitchen table rather than in the ICU — will help you and your loved ones make decisions based on what you value most without stress and/or fear.


PALS Seminars / Workshops & Events

PALS’ no-cost educational seminars, workshops & events provide up-to-date information, resources and opportunities to own your future, engage in essential conversations, make new friends and take action before a major health crisis occurs. To be included in upcoming PALS seminar and event announcements with both in-person and zoom-based registration links, please provide your contact information by clicking the JOIN button below.

PALS Death Cafe

Offered on the first Thursday of each month, PALS Death Cafe is a group-directed and zoom-based forum for discussing death and dying that ultimately helps people make the most of their finite lives. It’s not a counseling or bereavement group, and there’s no agenda, specified topics, or designated outcomes. Join the conversation. Bring your curiosity and questions and engage in a discussion about the aspects of death and dying that interest you. To be included in monthly Death Cafe invites, please provide your contact information by clicking the JOIN button below.

PALS Circle

PALS Circle was first launched in May 2020 as the PALS Café so that LGBTQ+ seniors would have a safe and welcoming place on ZOOM to meet up every Wednesday afternoon from 4-5 PM PST. With everyone having to stay home during the global-wide pandemic, PALS’ goal was to create a safe space where hearts warmed and souls smiled after enjoying heaping servings of friendly conversation and informative presentations addressing issues important to LGBTQ+ seniors — with some zany topics, too! Once health restrictions subsided enough to start meeting in-person again, we transitioned the Cafe into a PALS Circle, so that LGBTQ+ seniors with limited mobility and/or who prefer to connect virtually would have a fun and informal hour to continue meeting on ZOOM. The PALS Circle has no agenda, no formal topic — just fun conversation and friendly banter each Wednesday evening from 6-7 PM PST. To receive weekly PALS Circle announcements with ZOOM Link, please provide your contact information by clicking the JOIN button below:


PALS Circle

Create a weekly in-person or virtual get together with other PALS to encourage more personal conversation, expand your circle of friends and minimize loneliness, while having a few laughs, too.  Invite 6-8 family members or friends to  discuss the Seven Essential Conversations, encourage each other to take action, while enjoying each others company and support.  For helpful guidelines on how to start a PALS Circle, click on the link below.