Cindy Sikkema

Cindy Sikkema
Cindy Sikkema
Now Is The Time: Crucial Conversations About Aging & Dying (in-progress)
Why do we avoid conversations about aging and dying? Old age and death are both normal and natural events, so what is the problem? Over the course of six years I’ve sought to answer those same questions for myself and my loved ones–a journey that began beside the bed of a stranger.
Boise, Idaho
Cindy Sikkema writes from experience about the realities of watching our loved ones grow older. She is a passionate advocate for the rights of seniors and strongly believes in the power of conversation to change the course of our experience. Aging and death are natural events; they are not the enemy—denial is.
Aging.
Dying.
Maintaining and supporting ‘mindful independence’.
Denial.
How to have difficult conversations about old age and dying.

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
-Dorothy Thompson

Independence is happiness.
-Susan B. Anthony