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Jack Has A Plan followed
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February 17, 2024
2-5 PM Saturday
Unitarian Universalist Church
Aptos, CA

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Jack Has A Plan followed
by Q&A

February 18, 2024
2-5:30 PM Sunday
Resource Center for Nonviolence
Santa Cruz, CA

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As part of our ongoing effort to educate the public and health care providers about the law, we have created a short video designed to reach a broad audience. I am delighted to share it with you here. Please take 3 minutes to learn about the positive impact we have on peoples’ lives.

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Thanksgiving.  Giving Thanks. Giving. Thanks.

Thanksgiving. Giving Thanks. Giving. Thanks.

There are so many inspirational quotes and phrases about Thanksgiving focusing on gratitude and thanks, one quote from Erma Bombeck stands out to me: “I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.” Ok, maybe not the most consequential thought, but as we...



In California, we are very fortunate to have won the right to medical aid in dying (MAiD). With the California End of Life Option Act (ELOA) in effect since June 2016, MAiD has been legal and available for more than seven years. The law provides the ability of a...

Eggs in Purgatory Book Review

Eggs in Purgatory Book Review

Spoiler Alert: We know that parts of this book review are hard to read, but we believe it is worth sharing. The reality is that self-medications can go wrong, not all hospices are the same, and every experience is unique. EOLCCA was founded in large part to address...

Californians have improved end-of-life choices since 2016

The End of Life Option Act is a California law that permits terminally ill adult patients with capacity to make medical decisions to be prescribed an aid-in-dying medication if certain conditions are met. Signed into law by Governor Brown in October 2015, the law went into effect on June 9, 2016. California was the fifth state to enact an aid-in-dying law. ABOUT THE LAW

Client Volunteer Program

EOLCCA Client Volunteers provide information, support, resources, and guidance on end-of-life options to anyone, including family members, seeking help navigating a serious or terminal illness. Our volunteers can also answer any questions specifically about medical aid in dying under California’s End of Life Option Act.

Request a Speaker

Our volunteers would love to speak to your group by visiting your organization or presenting via ZOOM.
Topics include:

  • All legal end-of-life options
  • The California End of Life Option Act
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Communicating your wishes with your doctor and family
  • Case Studies
  • We are also happy to tailor our presentation to cover specific information.  Just ask!

We Can't Do This Without You.

Your support enables EOLCCA to publicize our services and provide educational and training programs throughout the state.  Your gift also enables our volunteers to provide timely support to individuals from all walks of life who currently face a chronic or terminal diagnosis and seek to understand what end of life options are available to them.  Thank you! 

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