Nearly 75% of all Americans want to die at home, yet only 25%

of them do. How we want to die – represents the most important conversation
America isn’t having.

The dinner table is the most forgiving place for difficult conversation. The ritual of breaking bread creates warmth and connection, and puts us in touch with our humanity. It offers an environment that is more suitable than the usual places we discuss end of life. End-of-life planning usually includes making choices about your goals for care, where you would like to spend your final days, and what you value in your life and death.

FREE Dinner and Conversation

Thursday, October 23rd, Johnny Carino's
12901 North I-35

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00PM

Space is LIMITED.

RSVP to Amy Temperley at

H.A.N.D. and Cook Walden Dignity have joined together to help start the conversation in a relaxed and interactive environment to transform this seemingly difficult conversation into one of deep engagement, insight and empowerment.

meet annette

“Without H.A.N.D. I wouldn’t have made it.

You get turned down from so many places when you don’t have
insurance, but H.A.N.D. didn’t care about that.

They helped me anyway and they still take care of me today.”

Click here to read Annette's full story.


come volunteer

1.  Yard Work Helpers needed in South, East, and North Austin

2.  Bilingual Volunteers

3.  Birthday Card Deliveries

We are also seeking companies to hold donation drives for items on our Amazon Wishlist. 

Come help impact and shape the lives of our clients.
Application available online!



Claire fondly remembers her grandparents, crediting them for their shared love of genealogy and strong family support system. She spent years as a child visiting her grandfather at the nursing home, and naturally became friends with the other residents, drawn to their stories of adventure.

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 Claire and her grandmother spending time at the beach.