Speakers Bureau

Welcome to EOLCCA’s Public Outreach Presentations!

We are proud to share our volunteers and our commitment to education and outreach. Let us come and speak to your group today!

Lynne C at health fair 4.2.24Our volunteers are available to speak to and help educate your organization or community group about many topics including: the California End of Life Option Act and who would qualify for MAID in California; all end of life options; advance care planning, communicating effectively with family members and physicians about your own end-of-life decision making; and End of Life Choices California’s work.  We are happy to tailor our presentations to your specific areas of interest and to help answer whatever questions you have.

We can offer presentations via Zoom or in-person if a volunteer is available in your area.  We are especially interested in speaking to hospices, senior care and retirement communities, medical providers, nonprofits, educational and service organizations, volunteer groups, and houses of worship.

Sample Library Series Presentation

EOLCCA at Contra Costa Public Library

Caption: This presentation by End of Life Choices California addresses the legal end of life options for Californians, including discontinuing or declining medical treatments, palliative care, hospice care, voluntarily stopping eating and drinking (VSED), and Medical Aid in Dying. Also covered is California’s End of Life Option Act (2016) in more detail, including who is eligible, recent legal changes, the patient’s required process and written request needed for obtaining the prescription from a physician, the estimated costs, and ingestion guidelines. Also, there will be a brief mention of Advanced Care Planning, directives, and durable powers of attorney.

Presentation Series: Libraries

Advance Care Planning and
End-of-Life Options in California

Library Series

Powerpoint slides. Presentation time: approx. 30 min. + question/answer.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about our Presentations

Can EOLCCA provide presentations to my community group or organization?

End of Life Choices California is dedicated to educating and supporting individuals and communities about end-of-life options and planning. Our volunteers are ready to share valuable insights and information with your group or organization, covering a wide range of topics tailored to your interests. Whether you’re looking for an in-depth discussion on the California End of Life Option Act, advance care planning, or other end-of-life choices, we’re here to help. To bring this important conversation to your community, request a speaker from EOLCCA today. Let’s work together to ensure that everyone has the knowledge and support they need to make informed decisions about their end-of-life care.

Is there a cost associated with having an EOLCCA speaker?

End of Life Choices California is committed to providing accessible education and support on end-of-life options and planning. In keeping with our mission to empower individuals and communities with knowledge, we are pleased to offer presentations by our knowledgeable volunteers at no cost. Our speakers can provide insightful information on a variety of topics related to end-of-life choices, ensuring that these essential conversations can reach as many people as possible without financial barriers. If you’re interested in hosting an EOLCCA speaker at your organization, community group, or event, please submit your request today. Together, we can ensure that valuable end-of-life planning resources are available to everyone who needs them.

How many presentations does EOLCCA provide?

End of Life Choices California currently offers one comprehensive presentation designed to educate and support discussions on end-of-life planning and choices. Recognizing the diverse needs and levels of understanding across different audiences, we are more than willing to customize our presentation to better suit the specific interests and requirements of each organization. Whether it’s a hospice setting, where attendees may already have a deeper understanding of end-of-life issues, or a community center, library, or senior center looking to introduce these concepts, we tailor our content to ensure it resonates with and is relevant to our audience. If you’re interested in having a tailored presentation for your group or organization, we invite you to reach out to us. Let’s collaborate to create a meaningful and informative session that meets the unique needs of your audience.

Who are EOLCCA presentations intended for?

End of Life Choices California’s presentations are meticulously designed to cater to a diverse audience, ensuring that everyone, from healthcare professionals to community members, receives the information and support they need to make informed end-of-life choices. Our presentations serve a wide range of groups, including hospices, senior care and retirement communities, medical providers, educational institutions, service organizations, and faith-based communities. Recognizing that each audience has its unique perspective and level of understanding about end-of-life issues, EOLCCA is committed to customizing our presentations to meet the specific needs and interests of your group. Whether you represent a healthcare organization seeking in-depth discussions on advanced care planning or a community center looking to introduce the topic of end-of-life choices, EOLCCA is here to provide valuable insights and resources. To learn more about how we can tailor a presentation for your group, reach out to us today. Together, we can create a supportive environment that encourages open and meaningful conversations about end-of-life planning.

What resources are available to accompany or follow a presentation?

Following an EOLCCA presentation, attendees are encouraged to explore a wealth of resources available on our website to further their understanding and aid in their end-of-life planning process. Our carefully curated materials are designed to complement the information shared during our presentations, providing detailed guidance and support for anyone looking to take the next steps. 

Available resources include:

  • Advance Directives: Essential documents that allow you to outline your healthcare preferences and appoint someone to speak for you if you’re unable to speak for yourself. Find out more and download the forms here.
  • Values Worksheet: A helpful tool to clarify your values and wishes regarding end-of-life care, serving as a conversation starter with loved ones and healthcare providers. Access the worksheet here.
  • POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment): For those with serious illness or frailty, this medical order ensures your treatment preferences are followed by healthcare professionals. Learn more about POLST and download the form here.

These resources, among others found on our Advance Care Planning page, offer comprehensive support for individuals and families navigating end-of-life decisions. By making these tools readily available, we aim to empower you to make informed choices that reflect your values and wishes, ensuring that your voice is heard at every stage of the planning process.

How does EOLCCA support individuals and families during the end-of-life process?

It’s more than what we do, it is also what we stand for. At End of Life Choices California (EOLCCA), we are deeply committed to empowering individuals and families with the knowledge and support needed during one of life’s most challenging transitions. Understanding that each journey is unique, we offer personalized guidance to ensure that all Californians can approach the end of their lives with dignity, autonomy, and peace. Learn more on our website about Who We Are.

How can I volunteer or support EOLCCA?

EOLCCA trains volunteers to work with Californians who are seriously or terminally ill or those wishing to educate themselves about all end of life options. Click here to learn all about what our compassionate volunteers do.

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