Medical Aid in Dying Special Bereavement Group

This is the first in a series of four ZOOM sessions held every other week. The series may be repeated at additional times throughout the year – see contact info below.

Are you grieving for a loved one who used medical aid in dying, or know someone who is? Our private group will provide a safe, secure space to explore, receive support, and hopefully resolve the special issues that medical aid in dying can bring up as you grieve your loss.  In coordination with EOLCCA, the Bereavement Group is compassionately and expertly facilitated by Jim Reiser, LMFT.  Jim is the Bereavement Coordinator of Hospice of the North Coast. He holds an MFT from Chapman University and BA in psychology from CSUSM, and has been doing this caring work for 11 years.
There is no charge to attend these group sessions. If you have any questions or would like to participate, we ask you to email Lynne Calkins at info@endoflifechoicesca.org, or call EOLCCA at 760.636.8009 and ask Lynne to contact you.
For further reading about medical aid in dying, click here to read one of our blogs on this subject.

Navigating Grief After Medical Aid in Dying With Special Bereavement Group

Navigating Grief After Medical Aid in Dying

This is the first in a series of four sessions held every other week. The series may be repeated at additional times throughout the year – see contact info below.

Are you grieving for a loved one who used medical aid in dying, or know someone who is? Our private group will provide a safe, secure space to explore, receive support, and hopefully resolve the special issues that medical aid in dying can bring up as you grieve your loss.  In coordination with EOLCCA, the Bereavement Group is compassionately and expertly facilitated by Jim Reiser, LMFT.  Jim is the Bereavement Coordinator of Hospice of the North Coast. He holds an MFT from Chapman University and BA in psychology from CSUSM, and has been doing this caring work for 11 years.
There is no charge to attend these group sessions. If you have any questions or would like to participate, we ask you to email Lynne Calkins at info@endoflifechoicesca.org, or call EOLCCA at 760.636.8009 and ask Lynne to contact you.
For further reading about medical aid in dying, click here to read one of our blogs on this subject.

Advantage Health Hospice: End of Life Options

February 24, 2024 10 AM  This event is for hospice personnel and is not open to the public.

The presentation will highlight the California’s 2016 End of Life Option Act (EOLA), also known as Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD)—as well as subsequent changes to the law. The background, overview, and specifics of this law such as who is eligible, the process for obtaining the prescription from the patient’s physician, and ingestion guidelines will be outlined. Latest trends, ongoing barriers and issues, and opportunities for collaboration will also be discussed.

Presenter: Lynne Calkins, CRNP, member of the Advisory Council for End of Life Choices California (EOLCCA), will introduce our organization and the free services of personal support and education provided through a dedicated team of volunteers.

Questions: Contact, Speaker@endoflifechoicesca.org


End of Life Choices California

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 (EOLA); 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.

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

Temple Sinai: Screening of Film “Last Flight Home” and presentation on End of Life Options

Sunday, February 25: Temple Sinai Palm Desert. Time: 10 AM

Screening of “Last Flight Home” followed by a presentation on End of Life Options

This award-winning documentary introduces us to Eli Timoner in his final days and highlights his extraordinary life, one filled with wild achievements, tragic loss and above all, enduring love from his incredibly close-knit family. LAST FLIGHT HOME shares a heart-wrenching and stunning verité account of a family courageously facing both life and death. The screening will be followed by a presentation of End of Life Options by Rabbi Suzanne Singer, Board Member End of Life Choices California (EOLCCA) and Thom Bettinger, volunteer with EOLCCA.

Click here to watch a trailer for this must see film!

Questions: Contact, Speaker@endoflifechoicesca.org


End of Life Choices CaliforniaEnd 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 (EOLA); 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.

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

 

Rio Vista Library: End of Life Options Including California’s End of Life Option Act

End of Life Options Including California’s End of Life Option Act

The legal end of life options in California will be outlined such as discontinuing or declining medical treatments, hospice and palliative care, and voluntarily stopping eating and drinking (VSED).  In addition, the value of advance care planning will be briefly described. California’s End of Life Option Act, a law that is also referred to as Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD) will be covered in more detail.  This discussion will include who is eligible, recent changes to the law, the patient’s required process and written request needed for obtaining the prescription from a physician, the estimated costs, and ingestion guidelines.

Presenter:  Carolyn Smith, volunteer for End of Life Choices California.

Questions: Contact, Speaker@endoflifechoicesca.org

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End of Life Choices CaliforniaEnd 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 (EOLA)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.

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