In the Middle of a Revolution on Death

In the Middle of a Revolution on Death

The Revolution is upon us The recent Washington Post article, “We’re in the middle of a revolution on death” is gently thought-provoking and describes a trend that we hope will become the reality for more Californians.  Specifically, those who are facing terminal...
We are growing up

We are growing up

End of Life Choices California is growing up. We launched  in February 2019 as  just the spark of an idea.  An idea full of purpose, caring, enthusiasm and commitment.  The four of us came together to create a new nonprofit dedicated to providing accurate information...
Upcoming San Francisco Volunteer Training Aug. 18

Upcoming San Francisco Volunteer Training Aug. 18

Hello Northern Californians! In case you haven’t already heard, we want you to know about an upcoming fabulous opportunity.  We have scheduled our first northern California volunteer training in San Francisco for Sunday, August 18 from 10 am – 4 pm (includes...

An Act of Love

I was talking with my friend, Jen, today and she told  me about the death of her 96 year old grandmother. There were some important things she shared with me about the good death her grandmother had and the comfort she received from that experience.   The first was...

This Belongs at the Top of Your Summer Reading List

“A straightforward, well-organized, nondepressing guide to managing the run-up to one’s inevitable demise.” Amanda Urban, Publisher’s Weekly   “The surprising comfort of a new book about death” Michael Dirda, The Washington Post “No, you won’t survive your death,...

Dealing with Dementia: What Do I Do?

 Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common health problems people face in their seventies and eighties. However, did you know you can take certain measures before such a diagnosis to ease such a transition for yourself, your family, and your caregivers? Let’s look...

The Elephant In The Room

Photo Credit: Bizarro Comics CAN WE TALK ABOUT DYING? By Lynne Calkins “Make friends with death. Get comfortable with it, and you will have a much fuller, happier life.”  Seriously? Sounds kind of weird, doesn’t it? Who wants to be friends with such a taboo subject?...

But, Isn’t It Suicide?

When talking about medical aid in dying, the short answer?  No. Definitely not. But there is a better, more thorough answer. The other night I was at a dinner party with eight intelligent, thoughtful people.  At some point my husband thought it was necessary to let...

Client Advocate Volunteer Training Program Launched

EOLCCA inaugurated its first Client Advocate Volunteer Training program on June 2, 2019 in Tarzana, CA.  We spent a fact-filled day training four wonderful volunteers from the Los Angeles and San Diego areas, sharing information and reviewing best practices we expect...