Bereavement Support for MAiD

Navigating Grief After Medical Aid in Dying

Losing someone we love is always painful: losing someone who has used Medical Aid in Dying is a different and special journey.

EOLCCA is aware of the many varied feelings that can accompany this kind of dying. We are happy to announce an online Bereavement Support for MAiD for those who could benefit from this support, in partnership with Hospice of the North Coast (HNC) in Carlsbad, CA.

This private group will provide a safe, secure place to explore the very special issues that Medical Aid in Dying can bring up. We know this can be complex and challenging, and how helpful a bereavement group can be.

In coordination with EOLCCA, this group is facilitated by Jim Reiser, LMFT, the Bereavement Coordinator of HNC. He holds a MFT from Chapman University and BA in psychology from CSUSM. He has been doing this caring work for 11 years.

Each series will include, at minimum, four meetings on Tuesdays from 5 pm* to 6:30 pm.

Please use the RSVP button below, or email Lynne Calkins at lcalkins@endoflifechoicesca.org for more information or to reserve your space in the next scheduled session.  Thank you.

Navigating Grief After MAiD – 2024 schedule

Date: Tuesdays
Time: 5 pm- 6:30 pm (PST)
Venue: Zoom (virtual only)
Frequency: Sessions held every other week with a minimum of four sessions.
Reservations: YES. You will need to reserve a space.  (Limited to eight participants.)

Information: Contact Lynne Calkins at lcalkins@endoflifechoicesca.org

Bereavement Groups

In response to the many requests we have had for a MAiD grief support group, we are happy to be able to offer this to you.

Feeling overwhelmed?

We are here to help.  Our highly-trained volunteers are available to explain the current California law in detail and walk you and your family through the process from beginning to end.  

“Thank you for everything these past few weeks. From your wise and informed counsel to your emotional support - I can’t tell you how much I appreciate everything you’ve done for my family.” B.Y.