Better Ending | Central MA Partnership to Improve Care at the End of Life

Welcome to Better Ending,

a web site that helps you plan in advance for serious illness and assure your final wishes. Information on this site can help you prepare to make better medical decisions before a medical emergency. Our Guide for a Better Ending lays the groundwork for discussing end-of-life issues with the people most important to you.

When you download the guide and fill out both the health care proxy form and personal wishes statement, you’ll be taking an important step in the management of future health care needs.

• Go to A Guide For a Better Ending
• Go to Health Care Proxy Form
• Go to Personal Wishes Statement
• Go to Videos for Better Ending


Do it for your loved ones, do it for yourself.



File of Life:
Call 508-791-7787

The File of Life is a small red folder, magnetized for your refrigerator, that you will fill with information needed by your responders to a medical emergency. To receive the folder and schedule a File of Life training program for your community or senior group, call the RSVP office in Worcester at 508-791-7787. The RSVP program will help people fill out the form correctly.


Order Copies:
A Guide for a Better Ending

Call 508-856-4819 or e-mail

Information on this web site was compiled by the former Better Ending Partnership
and is now maintained as a community service by UMass Memorial Health Care.