Making a Good Law Better

We are happy to share the following op-ed submission written by Board member Fran Johns who recently sent it to the San Francisco Chronicle.  It has yet to be published, but it is well worth sharing with our readers now.  EOLCCA is very supportive of these changes...

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Advance Directive: Part 2

For our fourth week in April honoring National Healthcare Decisions Day (April 16), we will complete this series by discussing two additional topics that can be added to an Advance Directive as addendums.  Both are important and worth discussing.  So, let’s get...

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Advance Directive: Part 1

Now that you have hopefully talked with your loved ones about getting an Advance Directive (AD) done, or are thinking about updating it, here is a little more information.  By the way, it is recommended that people review their Advance Directive every five years or...

End of Life Choices California - Advance Directives

Do You Have an Advance Directive?

Although conversations about Advance Care Planning may seem awkward at first, they often bring family members closer together.  Talking about death/end of life is deeply personal. Sharing beliefs and desires with those closest to you produces a more intimate...

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Can We Talk?

They say there are only two things we absolutely have to do: Die and pay Taxes.  April 15 is traditionally Tax Day, and now the day after, April 16, has been designated National Healthcare Decisions Day, in an effort to get people to plan for their dying as well as...

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El Día de los Muertos

Dear Readers, A few years ago, I happened to be visiting Mexico over October 31 - November 2. As luck would have it, it was the annual event of el Día de los Muertos. I didn’t know much about it but it turned out to be one of the most interesting and amazing...

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Medical Aid in Living

People seeking MAID are vibrant, courageous, and thoughtful. They know who they are, define the rules of their life, and are clear on their values, including the meaning of living. My last visits with them are typically marked by a sense of clarity and peace.”...

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