San Dieguito United Methodist Church hosts discussion about end of life options

 

Discussion Forum in the Chapel:

Guest Speaker, Lynne Calkins, CRNP and founding board member of End of Life Choices California, will provide information and resources about end of life options available to Californians. She will also discuss the California End of Life Option Act which authorizes medical aid in dying for qualifying terminally-ill individuals interested in the peaceful option it affords. Also she will address the value of advance care planning. Helping your loved ones understand your own values pertaining to your end-of-life wishes can be a wonderful gift to all those who love you.
Open to SDUMC Congregants.

Anchor Hospice and Palliative Care


End of Life Options Act: In-Service Virtual Presentation for Staff — Private meeting

Susan Gess, PharmD, a volunteer with and 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.  Her presentation will highlight the End of Life Options Act (2016), also known as Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD).
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. 
 
For more information 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.

End Well Symposium November 16, 2023 in LA

End of Life Choices California is pleased to introduce you to End Well, a nonprofit dedicated to transforming end-of-life conversations. End Well’s upcoming November 16th symposium in Los Angeles brings together experts, celebrities, and caregivers to discuss end-of-life experiences, grief, and healing.

As a nonprofit, EOLCCA has been offered this link for you to access discounted tickets.

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End Well 2023: It’s About Time
Not Just a Symposium. A Revolution. Break the conference mold and leave not only informed but transformed. Be part of the seismic shift to make end of life, part of life.Thursday, November 16, 2023Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
8am – 6pm25 curated talks one 1 main stage:
We spotlight pioneering minds and offer them a platform to take their ideas to the next level with fresh talks or in unexpected conversations. We are known for identifying emerging talents who soon capture global attention and this year promises the same.

Mingle at Lunch and After-hours:
The most cherished aspect of our experience? The serendipitous lunch. Enjoy an outdoor lunch with thoughtfully curated conversations and an engaging lunch host, fostering genuine connections on a topic of your choice. As the sun sets, we’ll guide you to a reception to mix and mingle with speakers and fellow attendees.
Wondering if this event is for you?  Everyone is invited to attend, whether you’re an expert or just passionately curious.
To view symposium speakers, visit our website.
The logistics:
End Well will take place at the Skirball Cultural Center. Plan on a day beginning with a continental breakfast at 8:00 AM and concluding with a reception at 5:30 PM.
Tickets
Registration includes access to all programming on November 16th, as well as continental breakfast, lunch and cocktail reception.

“Jack Has A Plan” Film Screening and Panel Discussion 10-21

Jack Has A Plan

Saturday, October 21st, 3:30-5:30 PM; San Dieguito United Methodist Church, Encinitas

You are cordially invited to view the new award-winning film, Jack Has A Plan, hosted by Hemlock Society San Diego and End of Life Choices California. It’s the story of Jack Tuller, whose career as a budding San Francisco musician was altered in 1994, when he was diagnosed with a terminal condition and given six months to live. Jack Has a Plan tells the story of the following 25 years, as Jack dodges one bullet after the next. But Jack somehow turns his predicament into a Left Coast art-performance project, complete with experimental movies, diaries, and funky dance moves. Finally, Jack engineers a graceful exit from life’s stage. San Francisco Examiner says “As joyous, thrilling and funny as any film about death could be.”  Click to watch a  trailer for the documentary

General admission tickets are $12, and can be purchased here.  The film will be followed by a Q&A and panel discussion with Donald Moore MD, Board Member, Hemlock Society of San Diego; Judy Epstein, Executive Director, End of Life Choices California; and Janet Hager, Interim President, Hemlock Society of San Diego.


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 Voluntarily 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.