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.

CareDimensions: End of Life Choices California (EOLCCA)

This informative, in-person presentation by Lynne Calkins, a Founding Director of EOLCCA, will introduce you to the services provided by this organization whose goal is to help ensure that people are able to receive the information and support they need to advocate for and experience the death they wish. Key topics will include the California End of Life Option Act; as well as all the legal options one has to make an informed decision at the end of life–including, but not limited to, medical aid in dying (MAiD).

For additional information regarding the presentation, please contact Lynne Calkins at 760-632-8029.

National Healthcare Decisions Day: La Verne Church of the Brethren

Saturday, April 16, 2023

In recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), EOLCCA’s Lynne Calkins will speak on a wide-range of related topics including Advance Care Planning (and related documents), end of life options, and medical aid in dying.  Bring your questions and be prepared for a very informative session. For more information on this event, Lynne can be reached at
To find out more about National Healthcare Decisions Day, visit