NCAAWA Women’s Conference: “The Elephant in the Room” Advance Care Planning

2023 North County African American Women’s Association Women’s Conference, Sisters Soaring! Many of us realize that we should plan ahead to address possible health care crises or other events, but […]

NCAAWA Women’s Conference: “The Elephant in the Room” Advance Care Planning

2023 North County African American Women’s Association Women’s Conference, Sisters Soaring!

Many of us realize that we should plan ahead to address possible health care crises or other events, but for various reasons, we put it off.  Like the proverbial “elephant in the room,” we just pretend it’s not there.

If you or someone you love falls into this category, plan to attend this hour-long workshop with Lynne Calkins, a Founding Director of End of Life Choices California (EOLCCA). Are You Good To Go? End-of-Life Planning Made Easy. Thinking about this topic can be really scary; this will be a safe, fascinating and interactive workshop. You’ll discover the importance of opening up conversations with your spouse, partner, parents, grandparents or your adult children about the value and gift of advance planning for end of life. All end-of-life choices available in California, including medical aid in dying will be explored.

Our Mission

End of Life Choices California’s mission is to provide Californians the information and support to successfully navigate their legal end-of-life options.  Relevant topics include Advance Care Planning; the California End of Life Option Act (ELOA)eligibility requirements for Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD); and Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED)–a legal option in all 50 states. Our volunteers are very knowledgeable about both hospice and palliative care and can explain the differences between the two services.

Be sure to check our Resources page for Q/A; information on books, films, and organizations; sign up for our blog; see upcoming events in your area or on Zoom; and so much more.  To request a speaker for your group or organization, click here.