Villa Marin Retirement Community

A discussion about end-of-life options and the right to medical aid in dying in California.

Villa Marin Retirement Community

Sue Gess, PharmD, a volunteer with and member of End of Life Choices California’s Advisory Council, will review the legal end-of-life options in California.  These include discontinuing or declining medical treatments, hospice and palliative care, and voluntarily stopping eating and drinking (VSED).  Additional detail will be provided about California’s End of Life Option Act (in effect since 2016), a law that is also referred to as Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD). There will be ample time for questions and discussion at the end of the presentation.

Private: For residents of Villa Marin Retirement Community

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 Voluntary 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.

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