DECIDE to take control over your life.

DECIDE  what matters most to you.

DECIDE how you will communicate those values.

THINK about it, TALK about it, SHARE it, LIVE it.


of people say that talking with their loved ones about end-of-life care is important.


have actually done so.


say they are willing or wanting to talk about their end-of-life wishes. 53% said they would be relieved if a loved one started the conversation.


of people say they haven’t had the conversation because they don’t want to upset their loved ones


You should be informed of your health-care options.

Your job is not to come up with a list of treatment options; that’s your doctor’s job BUT you’re the expert about what matters most to you.  Your healthcare team’s role is to listen carefully to your preferences, and help you make the most appropriate decisions about your care.  That means explaining the available treatment options and helping you decide which ones are right for you- especially if you and your loved ones experience a dramatic change in health.


See when trainings and meetings are happening in your area.

Most trainings are held in Buffalo or nearby areas of Western NY. Use the calendar on this website to see when and where these trainings are in your area.


At DecideWNY, we believe that information should be easy to access and readily available for you and your loved ones.

That’s why we’ve collected a list of resources that you might need for your end-of-life choices. We have everything that you’ll need: fillable forms, videos, and guidelines in different languages.